Post by Azmina Govindji @AzminaNutrition
M is for milk ?
You might read about so-called Superfoods, such as chia seeds or seaweed. But the real hero foods are those everyday staples that rarely hit the headlines. Milk is one of them – a baby’s first drink, it contains a range of nutrients for growth and development, yet it’s a food that is needed for good health throughout life. And it’s natural!
A 200ml glass of semi-skimmed milk gives you less than 100 kcals, about 7g of high quality protein, and you get all the vitamin B12 you need just from a glass. What’s more, you also get a third of your daily calcium and phosphorous needs, both of which are essential for healthy bones and teeth.
Check out these 3 ways to enjoy milk:
1. Blitz it. Blend your favourite fruits with a glass of milk for a refreshing smoothie – add some oats or nuts for fibre.
2. Saucy stuff. Add low fat soft cheese and skimmed or semi-skimmed milk to pasta, flavour with herbs and season lightly for an instant creamy cheese sauce.
3. Indian chai. Create a healthier version of a classic chai by boiling semi-skimmed milk with tea leaves, cardamom seeds, cinnamon sticks, cloves and star anise. Let it infuse over a low heat for about 10 minutes. Strain and serve. #milk #nutrition #healthy #health #chai #nutritionaltips
Written by Azmina Govindji, Consultant Nutritionist & Registered Dietitian follow on IG & Twitter @azminanutrition