Milk plays a crucial role in our diet, and is the sole nutrition for newborns. Many of us know that milk is rich in CALCIUM, which is vital for building and maintaining strong bones. However, milk also provides many other nutrients, including Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Iodine, Riboflavin, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Phosphorus, as well as high-quality proteins and carbohydrates.
You are never too old to gain the rewards of drinking milk and, when fortified, it ensures you get the vitamins and minerals your body needs. If you love drinking milk, the good news is that you are doing your health a great favor!
So, why is it important to enjoy two glasses of fortified milk daily?
✔ Milk Fuels Your Body by providing you with a powerhouse of nutrients important for healthy bones and teeth
✔ Milk Fuels Your Mind by strengthening your mental performance, knowing that it is a source of hydration and, when it is fortified, it offers the essential vitamins and minerals needed to improve brain health and function
✔ Milk Fuels Your Morning by giving you an energy boost during breakfast time and mid-morning snack to keep you up and running between meals
✔ Milk Fuels Your Thirst, as it’s the second best source of rehydration after water!
Moreover, research shows consumption of milk, cheese and yogurt is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and hypertension, as well as type 2 Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and colorectal cancer. Consumption of dairy has been also linked with a healthy body weight, and has been shown to play an important role in improving physical performance.
DID YOU KNOW?
People in the Middle East still have vitamin D deficiency at a rate of 86%**!
Therefore, it is crucial to choose the right kind of fortified milk for you and your family.
Your suggested milk choices:
- Semi-skimmed or low fat milk, such as KLIM low fat
- Skimmed or fat-free milk
- Aged 1 to 3: Specialized growing-up milk, such as NIDO 1+ or NAN 3
- Aged 3 to 5: Specialized growing-up milk formula, such as NIDO 3+ or NAN4
- Age 5 and above: NIDO fortified milk
Other types of milk include: soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, and coconut milk. Among these milk alternatives, choose fortified versions whenever possible.
Young or old, it’s never too late to enjoy the goodness of fortified milk. So make sure to always start your day with a glass, and end it on a milky note!
- Maria Baghdoyan, Nutritionist, Nestlé Middle East
About Nestlé Middle East
Nestlé Middle East’s heritage goes back 80 years to 1934 when the first import operation was set up in Lebanon. Today, Nestlé Middle East owns and operates 18 factories and provides direct employment to more than 11,000 employees who are all committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. It also provides indirect employment to several thousand more.
The Nestlé portfolio in the region currently exceeds 60 innovative product brands in a wide range of categories: dairy products and infant nutrition, bottled water, chocolate and confectionery, coffee creamers, breakfast cereals, and culinary products, among others. Nestlé Nido, Nestlé NAN, S-26, Progress, Maggi, Nescafé, Kit Kat, Coffeemate, Nestlé Cerelac, Nestlé Pure Life, Nespresso and Nestlé Fitness are just some of the brands available in the Middle East.
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For more information, please contact:
Lynn Al Khatib
Nestlé Middle East FZE
+971 (4) 807 9411
Tel: +971 (0) 4 4507 616