All those vitamins and minerals we mentioned in a glass of milk? Here’s why they’re good for you. And don’t forget – if it’s 1% fat, skimmed or semi-skimmed, it is also low fat!

Calcium

This is good for all kinds of stuff, from building and maintaining strong bones, to helping digestion, muscle and nerve functions and normal blood clotting. Of course, it’s also important for maintaining your teeth.

Protein

You can’t beat a bit of protein for helping the normal growth, development and maintenance of your bones, not to mention muscle maintenance.

Iodine

Growth and energy are both good words and iodine’s good for both of them: it contributes to the normal growth of children and aids in releasing energy from food. It’s also good for your skin.

Vitamin B12

It helps your immune system do what it says on the tin. It’s good for your blood, helping make red blood cells, which carry oxygen round your body. And it helps release energy from food, so Vitamin B12 isn’t just good in itself – it’s good for everything else you eat.

Vitamin B2

Like its brother Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2 is important for helping release energy from food. Hooray!



Drink a glass of milk a day to help meet your requirements for the above nutrients, and enjoy as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.