Dairy Heart and Health Benefits


Dairy. Because Science.

Countless studies over decades of research link dairy with major health benefits.

Feel Great

Your Heart

Dairy is a great source of four nutrients doctors recommend for healthy blood pressure: protein, calcium, potassium and magnesium.

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Your Bones

The high calcium in dairy may reduce your risk of breaking bones at any age: It helps kids build strong bones and helps prevent adults from losing bone.

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Your Risk of Diabetes

Drinking milk and eating other dairy foods as part of a balanced diet could help reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes.

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Your Immunity and Gut Health

Real dairy is a simple source of immune-boosting nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin D and protein. Additionally, fermented dairy foods like yogurt are linked to health benefits including reduced inflammation, improved digestive health and healthy immune system.

Look Great

Your Weight

Trying to maintain a healthy weight? Dairy foods are nutrient-dense whole foods, rich in protein and other key nutrients, that can help facilitate healthy weight management.

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Your Sports Recovery

Chocolate milk a sports drink? Heck yes. With natural electrolytes and the “golden ratio” of carbs to protein, chocolate milk is gaining attention from athletes and coaches due to some surprising research.

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Change the World

Sustainably Fighting Hunger

Dairy is proving to be a big deal in our search for sustainable nutrition – packed with crucial nutrients made affordable for hungry families and produced by dairy farmers who are constantly improving the efficiency and environmental friendliness of their farms.

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Experts Recommend 3-Every-Day®

Americans get an average of two dairy servings per day, but we actually need about three servings to fill nutrient gaps.*

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* According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, National Medical Association, Surgeon General and American Academy of Pediatrics.