The importance of dairy in a balanced diet- Here is why you must include this food group in your meals  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
New Delhi: A balanced diet refers to a mix of all food groups, in moderate amounts, which will help you receive all nutrients the body requires to function well and efficiently. A balanced diet is one of the best ways to ensure that you stay healthy, and do not gain weight. Dairy products are one such food group that must be added to your diet to make it more wholesome and healthy.
However, dairy is not always, everyone's cup of tea. Some people are lactose intolerant which means they cannot digest the sugar in dairy products, and therefore, must avoid them. Other people may not be intolerant, but do have a hard time digesting dairy. Others, for environmental and dietary reasons, prefer to not eat animal-based products and rely on plant-based products like tofu, soy milk, almond milk, etc for their nutritional requirements.
Whatever the case may be, it is recommended that all people, unless due to a health condition, must include dairy foods in their diet for the following benefits.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a professional healthcare provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.