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Nutrition

Nutrients in Milk

Benefits of dairy nutrients

Milk contains a variety of important nutrients including protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iodine, along with 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

Potass–ium

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

Phosp–horus

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

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From the farm to the fridge, the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland acts on behalf of the dairy industry, promoting the natural goodness and quality of Northern Ireland milk and dairy products.

Our primary function is to communicate factual information to allow individuals to make well informed choices about dairy products that they consume and to inform them of the benefits of including dairy products in a balanced diet. We use a wide range of media, which includes television, radio, press, and social media. Our Advertising is complemented by public relations and promotional activities designed to communicate with specific groups.

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