How much do you REALLY know about dairy products? The articles we read online are constantly arguing the benefits of dairy products, but at the end of the day, milk, cheese or yogurt will always be part of a healthy, balanced diet, if consumed with moderation. Little science background - these products provide our body with a healthy amount of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, vitamins A, B12, and riboflavin, but more importantly, calcium and vitamin D. Three cups of milk or three servings of cheese a day help build bone mass and therefore, improve overall bone health!
There are many ways to include dairy products into healthy meals to give them a more flavourful touch! For everyday use, milk, can be used to enhance your favorite croque monsieur or grilled cheese sandwiches. Moreover, you can also use the creamy texture of milk in your next slow cooker creamy fennel soup!
Think about your favorite breakfast, doesn’t it include dairy? What about your bowl of granola and yogurt in the morning? Especially with our Elle et Vire Blueberry Yogurt to make your first meal of the day even more delicious! Perhaps you enjoy a more traditional breakfast, something like bread and butter in the morning? Don’t panic, Greenhouse offers a variety of butter, from unsalted to 75% fat free and even gourmet butter!
What about when you’re in the mood for a light dinner? All you need is a slice of quality bread accompanied by your go-to cheeses like Camembert Le Rustique Light and you’re set for the night! If you want something even lighter, try our delicious low fat options including Boursin Garlic and Herb Light or the traditional Halloumi cheese.
When’s the last time you had real milk?
For young children, it is an essential part of their growth in order to reach their full physical potential! Elle et Vire’s Vitamin enriched milk bottle can be a great option for your children as it does not only satisfy their bodies but their souls too!
For health conscious adults, a lower fat alternative is always the better option. For the same number of nutrients, the same taste and a lower calorie count, Elle et Vire offers a semi skimmed alternative.
If you are also looking for a more environment-friendly option, Greenhouse offers a selection of locally produced and organic products!
If the pleasure of cheese doesn’t speak for itself, all the biological benefits of cheese will put a smile on your face. Not only is cheese a great source of calcium, fat and protein, it has also been proven to work to protect your teeth from cavities. A dose of Caprice des Dieux every day keeps the dentist away!
Another scientific fact - conjugated linoleic acid or CLA may help reduce inflammation and prevent heart disease and obesity. Small amounts of it can be found in high-fat cheeses such as blue cheese or cheddar. Additionally, according to recent research, “fermented dairy products, such as yogurt, kefir and cheese may have a positive effect” (Lordan et al, 2018) on cardiovascular health. So for your heart’s sake, enjoy a wonderful Bresse Bleu!
Remember that it is important to include everything in your daily diet, that also applies to dairy products. If consumed in a healthy and moderate fashion, dairy products can have many benefits, and not only for the body, but for the mind! Every culture has its own variety of cheeses and you could try them all out. So, for a healthier and better you, say Holà to the Manchego and Ciao to the Ricotta!