Doctor Ionova: dairy products can replace up to 40% of the daily diet, nutritionist Lementina named the 5 best options

Doctor Ionova: dairy products can replace up to 40% of the daily diet, nutritionist Lementina named the 5 best options

Dairy products should not be excluded from the daily diet, especially for children. Inna Ionova, associate professor of the Department of Technology of Milk, Probiotic Dairy Products and Cheese Making at ROSBIOTECH University, told Gazeta.Ru about this.

According to the expert, for the healthy growth and development of school-age children, dairy products are especially important, as they contain minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates.

“Milk and/or dairy products can replace up to 40% of a person’s daily diet. Consuming probiotic dairy products can help improve digestive balance and immune system health. Probiotic dairy products help protect against potentially dangerous microbes and support respiratory and oral health,” she said.
The main trends in the consumption of dairy products in the world are the demand for authentic and traditional products with a short ingredient composition, pleasure and benefits for health, convenient format for consumption. For people with milk intolerance, it is recommended to use lactose-free milk or plant-based drinks.

Dietician Yulia Lementina spoke specifically for MedicForumWhich dairy products are the healthiest?

“Dairy products are an important part of a healthy diet due to their rich nutritional composition. They typically contain high amounts of protein, which is necessary for growth and tissue repair, as well as calcium, which is essential for for healthy bones and teeth. I especially recommend kefir, cottage cheese, feta cheese, yogurt,” nutritionist Yulia Lementina agreed with her colleague.
Dairy products contain vitamins, minerals and probiotics that promote healthy gut flora and strengthen the immune system.
Kefir is a pro-biotic drink that is an excellent source of prebiotics essential for gut health. It also contains calcium, protein and B vitamins.
Cottage cheese is also a popular dairy product rich in protein and calcium. This product is often consumed to maintain muscle mass and healthy bones.
Greek yogurtKnown for its high protein content and lower sugar content compared to regular yogurt. It is also a good source of prebiotics and calcium.
Milk, although it may cause lactose intolerance in some people, remains an important source of calcium, vitamin D and protein for those who tolerate it .
Brynza is a traditional dairy product that is usually used in various culinary dishes. It also contains protein, calcium and other important minerals.
“Choose natural, high-quality dairy products without added sugar or other artificial additives for maximum benefits,” says Lementina.

Earlier, MedicForum wrote about the benefits of eating apples daily.

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