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Dairy products in every day life

Dietary Specificity of Dairy Products
Dairy products and milk are the primary sources of calcium in our nutrition, they represent 60 to 80% of our total calcium intake. They have the advantage of containing large amounts of calcium in a form that’s particularly well absorbed by the body.

In order to satisfy one’s daily needs of calcium, it is advised to have at least 3 dairy products per day. Without this minimum intake of a dairy product or milk 3 times daily, it’s very difficult to secure one’s needs of calcium. Children, teenagers, pregnant women and seniors are particularly concerned.

In practice
Calcium equivalence

You can get 150mg of calcium in…

- 125ml of full-cream or skimmed milk (half a glass)
- 1 yogurt
- 150g of cottage cheese
- 20 to 30g of cheese


But you would need…

- 3 French sticks or
- ½ Kg of oranges  for the same quantity of calcium…


How to meet our required daily needs in Calcium?

Dairy products represent 60 to 80% of our needs in calcium

Age  
Ca :mg/d Dairy products/day
Toddler 1-3yrs 450 2 to 3 dairy products/day
Kid 4 –9yrs 800 3 to 4 dairy products/day
Teenagers 1200 4 to 5 dairy products/day
Adult 900 3 to 4 dairy products/day
Pregnant/Breastfeeding woman 1000 4 to 5 dairy products/day
Senior 1200 4 to 5 dairy products/day
ANC  calcium table (mg/day) in France
(CNERNA/AFSSA, 2000)


 
If YOU DON’T LIKE TO DRINK MILK

There are many other ways in which you can find its benefits: Yogurts, Dairy products, Fermented milk, Ice creams, Flavoured milk, Milk-composed dishes such as gratins, creamy milk sauces, soufflé dishes, soups, custards, creams...

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