The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently got a hearty serving of dairy facts. Miquela Hanselman of NMPF and Olympian Elle St. Pierre were the voices championing dairy's essential role in nutrition.
Did you know that almost 90% of Americans aren't drinking enough milk? Miquela emphasized that milk isn't just a drink; it’s a source of 13 vital nutrients. She urged the committee to revisit their stance on saturated fats in dairy.
According to her, dairy, regardless of fat content, can actually help in fighting diseases like diabetes.
On the other hand, Elle, who not only won medals but is also a dairy farmer, shared her concerns about plant-based milk alternatives. She pointed out, “They might look like milk, but nutritionally, they're worlds apart.” She advised against assuming that these alternatives provide the same health perks as good old dairy. Source : wisconsinagconnection