From the earliest times of keeping animals, goats, sheep and cattle have provided us with milk and a variety of foods produced from milk including cheeses, yoghurts and butter.
Skimmed milk is great for filling protein and bone building calcium helping to build strong bones in young people and lower the risk of osteoporosis in later life in adults.
Both semi and wholly skimmed milk have as much, in fact, a little more, bone building calcium than whole milk.
Probiotic yoghurts have ‘good’ probiotic strains of bacteria added during production. These must survive the digestive process and make it down into the colon where they then must be able to multiply to be of potential health enhancing use.
Cheese may help to reduce tooth decay by helping to prevent the enamel from being attacked by acids which are formed as we chew food.