Milk and dairy products

Dairy products are important sources of protein, calcium, minerals and B vitamins. Milk products fortified with vitamin D are essential for securing an adequate intake of vitamin D.

Have fat-free milk or fat-free buttermilk daily, but drink water when thirsty

Water is the best drink when you are thirsty. Fat-free milk or buttermilk are excellent meal accompaniments. The recommended intake of these and other fat-free or low-fat liquid dairy products, such as yoghurt and other cultured milk products, is some half a litre a day. Pay attention to the sugar content of flavoured yoghurts and other cultured products, and select those that have less sugar. Choose low-fat cheeses. Use low-fat dairy products in cooking. Do not eat high-fat creams and cheeses, ice cream, including ice cream made with vegetable fat, or desserts and whippable vegetable fat products often as they are all high in saturated fat.

Page last updated 3/27/2019