Milk is a ready source of many essential nutrients that provide benefits for growth, sports performance and general wellbeing for all age groups. Below are some of the natural nutrients in milk and what we need them for. For details of the nutritional content of Sungold Milk, see Our Products pages.
Milk is widely recognised as a major source of calcium. Calcium is essential for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth. It also plays a role in nerve and muscle function and blood clotting. Meeting calcium requirements provides both short term and long term benefits for health.
Research by Dairy Australia shows that many Australians, including school children, are not receiving enough calcium.
Three serves of dairy per day is recommended to achieve daily requirements.
One serve is equal to:
- 1 glass (250 ml) of milk
- 2 slices (40 g) of cheese
- 200 g of yoghurt
Essential for healthy skin. Retinol, widely known to assist in anti-ageing of skin, is one form of vitamin A. This vitamin also assists with immune function.
Often called the 'energy vitamins', these vitamins are involved in energy producing metabolism and are popular for reducing stress and boosting energy in people with busy lifestyles.
Essential fatty acids
Different to other fats, the essential fatty acids in milk, like CLAs (conjugated linoleic acids) are receiving worldwide attention in medical research for actually assisting in increasing lean body tissue and reducing body fat.
Contributes to strong bones and teeth, and energy metabolism.
Zinc contributes to healthy and strong hair, skin and nails. Aids in wound healing, supports the immune system and growth of the brain and various parts of the body.
Important for muscle and nerve function, and transfer of energy around the body.
Potassium is an electrolyte which regulates the body's fluid balance and helps maintain normal blood pressure. It is also involved in muscle activity and nerve function.Resources for extensive information on dairy health and nutrition include: