Eating dairy is a great way to keep your bones healthy! It’s never too early, or too late, to make bone health a priority. Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake as part of a balanced diet throughout life helps build and maintain strong bones and can reduce the risk of osteoporosis. That’s why getting three daily servings of dairy, the top source for both of these vital nutrients, is so important and recommended by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Here are some simple steps you can take to help you build and maintain strong bones for life!
Blend 1 cup of plain low-fat yogurt or milk and a cup of your favorite frozen fruit like strawberries, blueberries and bananas for a deliciously refreshing smoothie.
Roll one pretzel rod in 1-2 slices of reduced fat cheese for a super tasty snack.
Warm up 1 cup of flavored milk and sprinkle it with cinnamon for a comforting, healthy treat.
Melt 1-2 slices of Cheddar or Provolone cheese into your favorite vegetable and egg omelet.
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