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Dairy Council looks to debunk dairy myths

It’s time to end the myths about dairy, says The Dairy Council.

Social media, fad diets, and nutritional misconceptions have all contributed to negative public perception when it comes to dairy products.

Despite the role it plays in a healthy and balanced diet, dairy is often perceived as a contributing factor in obesity and heart disease. The media and public opinion frequently skew dairy as a fatty and caloric food source when in fact, it’s quite the opposite.

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The Dairy Council want to cut down on all the misinformation to give the public clear information to allow them to make decisions based on fact. Said Erica Hocking, Dairy Council senior nutrition scientist:

“The science relating to nutrition can be confusing and diet fads on social media can make matters worse. We’re explaining the evidence for consumers to help them make informed decisions based on the facts.

“In particular, there is a misconception that milk and dairy foods are full of fat and high in calories. In fact, they contribute a relatively small amount of fat and calories per portion, and can easily fit into a healthy balanced diet.

“Scientific studies have shown that eating dairy might even help with fat loss in a calorie restricted diet. It is believed that calcium and protein in dairy may stimulate feelings of fullness and calcium may also reduce the amount of fat that is absorbed in the gut.”

It’s common knowledge that dairy is rich in calcium, but it’s also a great source of protein, contains a high number of electrolytes, and has been found to repair muscle damage.

At Collinson, we love milk, and the cows that make it. That’s why we provide complete feeding solutions to dairy farms across the UK. 

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