Roxie's Nine Essential Reasons to Milk It
Facts confirm it. Wholesome dairy products—like fresh, flavorful Shamrock Farms mmmmilk—give you the essential nutrients you and your family need to live a healthy, active life. Scroll over Roxie’s 9 essential reasons below, and learn why it’s always a great idea to milk it!
Milk it for More
Reason number one? Milk is number one! It’s the top source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium in the American diet. No other food contributes more of these nutrients. Lucky thing, too, because Americans have a hard time getting enough. Just drinking one extra serving of lowfat or fat free milk a day could close the nutrient gap for adolescent boys, and shrink the gap for teen girls and adults. So drink more milk—the powerhouse of all beverages.
Milk it for Balance
Milk belongs on “My Plate,” for a balanced, healthy diet. My Plate replaces the Food Pyramid and encourages all Americans to drink more lowfat and fat free milk to help live a healthier lifestyle.
Milk it for Growth
Milk builds strong families. Studies show that regularly drinking milk during the growing years—well into your 20s—is associated with all kinds of good, healthy growth, including greater height, bone size and bone mineralization. On the other hand, research has linked regularly skipping milk to shorter heights and an increased rate of bone fractures. Ouch! Beginning at age 9, tweens are exposed to lots of beverage choices. They can look, feel and perform better by choosing naturally nutrient-rich milk.
Milk it for Prevention
Science shows that the goodness of dairy plays a big role in disease prevention. Consuming dairy can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) because it’s a natural source of potassium. And it helps reduce the risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes. Plus studies show dairy foods reduce the risk of colon cancer. So drink milk, if you know what’s good for ya!
Milk it for Your Family
Milk is important to everyone in your family. In fact, it is recommended that growing children have 4 glasses of milk a day. And, that people who consume dairy products have a better intake of nutrients – so you want to start these good habits at an early age.
Milk it for Recovery
It aids in muscle recovery like nobody’s business. Drinking chocolate milk after a tough workout helps the body retain, replenish and rebuild those hard-working muscles. It has a unique mix of key nutrients including protein that can help refuel and rehydrate after exercise, making it an ideal post-workout choice. Experts suggest there's a two-hour recovery window after exercise—the best time to refuel and rehydrate your body with milk to keep it in top shape and get back in the game.
Milk it for Fitness
Drinking milk can help you stay slim and trim. No kidding. Lots of studies show that switching sugary soft drinks for a glass of lowfat or fat free milk tends to make teens leaner than those who drink little or no milk. And researchers are saying that three servings of milk, cheese or yogurt every day as part of a nutrient-rich, balanced diet may help maintain a healthy weight. In fact, all kinds of observational studies show that people who consume more calcium and dairy foods weigh less and/or have less body fat than those who consume little or no dairy.
Milk it for Freshness
It’s farm fresh—Shamrock Farms fresh, that is. And the fresher the milk, the better the taste. You want to drink the freshest, most wholesome milk possible, which is why we always work harder to provide milk faster, colder and fresher than any you can buy. We call it “farm-to-table freshness,” and it means a better dairy product for you and your family.
Milk it for Flavor
Don’t forget the flavor. Fresh, wholesome Shamrock Farms products taste soooo good, it’s just an added bonus on top of all that nutritional value it provides. Why go for empty-calorie soda when there’s a ton of healthy, flavorful choices for you and your family, all made from wholesome Shamrock Farms milk? For instance, Shamrock Farms flavored mmmmilk is a refreshing, nutritious alternative to soda and juice, and it’s formulated with NO high fructose corn syrup. What’s better than that?