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Nutrition

Nutrients in Milk

Milk contains a variety of important nutrients including protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iodine, as well as the vitamins B2 and B12.

 

Protein

Contributes to

  • Maintenance of normal bone
  • Muscle growth
  • Muscle maintenance
  • Normal bone growth and development in children

Calcium

  • Normal growth and development of bones
  • Maintenance of normal bones
  • Maintenance of normal teeth
  • Normal blood clotting
  • Normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • Normal muscle function
  • Process of cell division
  • Normal neurotransmission

Iodine

  • Normal growth of children
  • Normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • Maintenance of normal skin
  • Normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Normal cognitive function
  • Normal production and function of thyroid hormones

Vitamin B2 

  • Normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • Maintenance of normal skin
  • Normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Maintenance of normal vision
  • Normal iron metabolism
  • Maintenance of normal red blood cells
  • Reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Vitamin B12

  • Normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • Normal red blood cell formation
  • Process of cell division
  • Normal immune function
  • Normal psychological function
  • Reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Potassium

  • Normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Maintenance of normal blood pressure
  • Normal muscle function

Phosphorus

  • Normal growth and development of bone
  • Maintenance of normal teeth
  • Normal function of cell membranes
  • Normal energy–yielding metabolism

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