June is…National Dairy Month!

Last week I learned something new about the Month of June.  June is more than just a month where hot flashes creep up more frequently, your air conditioning bill jumps two fold, the beach gets overcrowded, and hurricane season starts.  With the bad comes the good, and in June there’s also Father’s Day, the last days of school, and—to my new-found pleasure—it’s National Dairy Month!  (Apparently June has been recognized as Dairy month since the 1937, but who’s counting.)

Because it’s National Dairy Month, we thought we’d help spread awareness on the health benefits of calcium found in many dairy products…and share with you all some of our favorite dairy products.

The Facts:

According to the Food and Nutrition Board, here are the recommended daily calcium intakes for men and women ages 14 – 70:

Age

Male

Female

14 – 18

1,300 mg

1,300 mg

19 – 50

1,000 mg

1,000 mg

51 – 70

1,000 mg

1,200 mg

Where can we get calcium?  It’s actually more prevalent than I ever thought!  Calcium can be found naturally in some foods, added as a supplement to other foods, or in dietary supplements.  Here are some examples of common sources of calcium:

-          Dairy products (specifically lower-fat dairy products like 2% or skim)

  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Cheese

-          Non-dairy

  • Salmon
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Orange juice with calcium
  • Tofu

In addition to helping prevent osteoporosis later on in life, proper calcium intake has several other health benefits ranging from helping to reduce cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure levels, manage weight and more.

What are our favorite dairy products?

I asked several people around the office what their favorite dairy products are and two answers stood out the most:

  1. Ice cream
  2. Any kind of cheese

Pretty general, but maybe we all love all sorts of ice cream and all sorts of cheese, and well, all sorts dairy! 

How does UA get their calcium intake?  Unconventionally appropriate—the cows in our prints.  Check out this classic UA print:

Funny Farm Print Mock Wrap Scrub Top Stye# WT68FAR

WT68FAR

What’s your favorite source of calcium?!?

*Information obtained from ODS-National Institutes of Health.

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