nutritional-info

Milk

Milk is one of the most nutritionally complete foods available, providing essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients for growth and development.

Here are some interesting facts about the goodness milk provides –

Calcium

Calcium is essential for the development and maintenance of bones and teeth in the body. Did you know without this mineral muscle contraction would not be possible?

B12

B12 is a vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood, along with energy production.

Iodine

Iodine is essential in maintaining the rate at which the body grows and the rate at which the body burns energy.

Protein

Proteins are made from amino acids, some of which the body cannot produce itself and need to be provided by different foods. Protein is essential for muscle growth and has been described as the most important nutrient for maintaining the structure of the body.

In addition to its contribution to nutrient intake, increased milk consumption has also been linked to reducing the risk of numerous health problems such as osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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Bread

Bread supplies a significant portion of the nutrients required for growth, maintenance of health and well-being. It is an excellent source of proteins, vitamins, minerals, fibre and complex carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates in flour are complex carbohydrates that we all need to give us energy.  To replace the fat in our diets, we need to eat more complex carbohydrates. It is recommeneded by nutritionists recommend we eat six slices of bread a day.

Iron 

Flour is one of the main sources of iron in the diet, which is an important mineral, essential for healthy blood cells and good circulation.

B Vitamins

B vitamins thiamin and niacin help the body release energy from carbohydrate and help ensure the skin, eyes and nervous system remain healthy.

Fibre

Wheat is an excellent source of fibre and wholemeal flour, which contains the whole grain including the bran and germ. BFor a healthy, balanced digestive system it is important that we eat enough fibre. All bread contains a significant amount of dietary fibre.

Selenium 

An essential trace element, which is necessary for the functioning of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which protects against intracellular oxidative damage. In essence selenium functions as an anti-oxidant and can help protect the body from oxidative damage caused by stress, pollution and aging.

 

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