Why do we say “Get your calcium-rich foods”, “Get enough Vitamin D”, and “Eat low-fat or fat-free dairy products?”
Why do I need to eat or drink calcium-rich foods and food containing Vitamin D?
These two nutrients can provide ... READ MORE
In our last post in this "Age Friendly" series, we talked about the vegetable, fruit and grain food groups. This post, we will take a look at the protein and dairy food groups.
But first, a reminder: our bodies need a variety of nutrients ... READ MORE
It turned out better than they planned. Instead of quietly spreading nutrition messages from household to household, community advocates amplified their voices through megaphones to reach the masses gathered at markets in Rwanda.
“Gabura ... READ MORE
A pebble is almost nothing when compared to a mountain, just as the risk from this toxin is minor.
Even though people around the world drink milk every day without worry, there are certain risks. One risk comes from a particular toxin that ... READ MORE
Did you know that January 11th is national milk day? While most of us rely heavily on milk for the first few years of our life. Cows milk can be introduced at age one and continue to be part of a recommended diet for a lifetime. Milk provides ... READ MORE
Quick Summary: New research dispels the myth that drinking milk contaminated with a fungal toxin causes liver cancer. Evidence from four continents shows that milk distributors, especially in developing countries, have been too quick to dispose ... READ MORE
In our last "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" post, we tackled the frozen foods aisle. Now, let's move onto the refrigerated cases. Here you will find a large variety of milks, yogurts, cheeses, eggs, dairy creamers, biscuits, juices and more. ... READ MORE
Dairy or No Dairy?
According to Myplate.gov, the nutrition guidelines published by the USDA dairy is an essential part of a healthy diet. Dairy products provide us with nutrients like; calcium, potassium, vitamin D, amino acids, B12, zinc, ... READ MORE
What is Bovine Leukosis Virus?
Bovine leukosis virus is a cancer-causing virus found in dairy and beef cattle herds. It is spread by white blood cells, so any contaminated equipment from BLV-positive cattle (palpation gloves, body fluid, biting ... READ MORE