Milk is a convenient source of nutrition, providing 15 essential nutrients in just one glass. Consuming milk continues to be recommended by many Ontario doctors and nutritionists as part of a healthy lifestyle.


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  • Energy
    • Energy
    • Immunity
    • Recovery
    • Strength


Stabilize your energy with a glass of milk.

Have you herd? Milk is the new energy drink. Milk contains casein and whey proteins that keep you full and focused with quick and slow-burning energy, so you won't crash early in the day. And, milk has vitamin B12, which is the necessary vitamin to convert food into energy


Support your immunity with a glass of milk.

One glass of milk a day keeps the doctor away...or something like that! Thanks to protein, vitamin A, zinc, selenium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D, milk is great for maintaining your body's natural defences and energizing your metabolism


Recover better with a glass of milk.

Milk your workout routine with better recovery. Replacing nutrients and rehydrating the body after physical activity is an important way to promote muscle repair and replenish energy. Milk can do this with its powerful mix of nutrients including high quality protein, carbohydrates, and electrolytes


Maintain your strength with a glass of milk.

Milk has one of the most bioavailable forms of calcium among all foods, contributing to strong bones and teeth. Not to mention, the magnesium and phosphorous help too. Now that's something to smile about!


Fact vs. Fiction

Fact: Milk Does Not Cause Weight Gain

Milk is an important source of the good fats that bodies require for optimal health. Milk fat contains over 400 different types of fatty acids, including short, medium and long chain fatty acid, making it the most complex fat source in nature. Emerging research indicates that dairy fat isn’t harmful to heart health. Further evidence shows that milk fat has not been associated with increased cardiovascular risk, type 2 diabetes or obesity.

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Fact: Milk has better quality protein than alternatives

All the plant-based beverages have less protein than milk. In addition, not all protein is created equal. The protein in milk is high-quality or ‘complete’ meaning it contains all the essential amino acids our bodies need. Many plant sources of protein are considered incomplete proteins because they lack one or more of the essential amino acids.

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Fact: Milk Does Not Cause Bloating

For most people, milk is refreshing and nutritious but for some who are lactose intolerant, or have an allergy, it can cause digestive issues. There are ways you can enjoy the benefits of dairy if you're lactose intolerant. You can buy lactose-free milk or take lactase enzyme drops or tablets beforehand to reduce dairy intolerance symptoms.

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