Whether you’re watching the game for
the commercials or rooting for one of the teams, few things bring friends
together faster than a table full of game day food. We’ve rounded up some of
our favorites here!
We all know that dairy
products are a part of a healthy, balanced diet. What makes them so great?
Dairy products provide
protein to help build and repair muscle. Chocolate milk provides the perfect
combination of carbs and protein for athletes.
The vitamin D in milk
helps us absorb calcium and strengthen bones. Vitamin D is included in all
types of milk, not just whole.
Potassium helps us
maintain normal blood pressure. Consuming dairy products is associated with a
lower risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Milk and milk products
come in a variety of fat options. Whole milk is 3.25% fat (96.75% fat free), 2%
milk is 2% fat (98% fat free), 1% milk is 1% fat (99% fat free), and skim milk
is 100% fat free.
Phosphorus helps our
bodies generate energy.
Dairy products are a
good source of vitamin A, the vitamin that helps maintain normal vision and
Important for strong
bones and teeth, calcium is a major nutrient found in dairy.
Be sure to include three or
more dairy products (such as these Cheesy Chicken Chalupas from Two Maids a
Milking) in your diet every day, and learn more about dairy nutrition and the
farmers who care for the cows here!
Beans are celebrated
with their own holiday each year on January 6th. What’s so great
Dry beans (chickpeas,
kidney beans, and pinto beans, among others) are a relatively low-calorie and
low-fat source of protein, with less than 165 Calories and more than 7.7 grams
of protein per 100 grams. They also provide calcium, fiber, iron, and folic
acid. See the full nutritional value of beans here.
tools in the fight against hunger.
Beans are inexpensive
and packed with nutrients. Combine that with their long shelf life, and we have
a great tool to fight hunger at home and abroad.