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The Deal With Dairy: Photo: Shutterstock.comI’ve heard dairy is not as healthy as I grew up believing, but don’t...

Dairy is a natural and pure source of protein, fats and carbohydrates, with nutrients such as calcium, potassium and vitamin D, which are essential for healthy bones and teeth. For those who can tolerate lactose, dairy is a healthy, convenient and reasonably cheap addition to the diet. Fermented dairy products such as yogurt, kefir and cheeses are also associated with intestinal and digestive health. And for the athlete, dairy products may also make a good post-workout recovery snack, thanks to the insulin spike produced by the natural lactose milk sugars combined with the protein.

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