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We bandy around the expression ‘superfood’, yet there is not one single ingredient that comes anywhere close to matching milk for nutrition and health benefits.
Milk is a remarkably complete food, providing us with protein, fats and carbohydrates from which we derive our energy, and a range of minerals, vitamins and trace elements to support a vast array of bodily functions.
Chef - Nutritionist - Range - Produce - Milk
But for me, as a chef and nutritionist, it is the range of produce that can be made from milk – from yogurts to creams, butters and, many people’s favourite, cheeses – that really sets it apart.
And this isn’t just the foodie in me talking. Most ingredients tend to have a fairly static nutritional profile.
Meat - Fish - Protein - Fruit - Carbs
Meat and fish will be high in protein, while fruit is high in carbs, for instance. But the nutritional content of dairy varies hugely depending on what form it’s in, making it a massively versatile addition to the diet.
For example, 100g of parmesan contains about 30g of fat, 36g of protein and 1g of carbs, while quark, a cream cheese made by straining yogurt, contains less than 1g of fat, 14g of protein, and 4g of carbs.
AVOID - DAIRY - AT - YOUR - PERIL
AVOID DAIRY...AT YOUR PERIL
Almost half of young people today believe they are intolerant to cow’s milk.
Figure - Nutrition - Foundation - Survey - 24-year-olds
The figure was shown up in a British Nutrition Foundation survey of 16- to 24-year-olds.
Only one in ten older adults said they had a problem with dairy – and medical studies suggest that under five per cent of people actually have a problem digesting lactose, the sugar in milk that most commonly causes difficulties.
Trend - Youngsters - Dairy - Source - Calcium
The trend in youngsters is alarming because dairy is a key source of calcium, an essential nutrient for the health and strength of bones, especially for younger women.
The National Osteoporosis Society recently...
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