Get the “Skinny” on Farm Fresh Milk!

Not everyone likes milk, but every “body” likes the benefits of protein, vitamins and minerals. Since Joe’s Market Basket has added Farm Fresh Milk in glass containers to our newly renovated deli area, this refreshing drink has been practically flying off of our shelves! We’re not sure if it’s the nostalgia of drinking milk out of a glass container like when we were kids, or if it’s because the milk is so much colder when stored in glass. What we DO know is there are some awesome benefits to drinking fresh milk that we wanted to remind you about. Next time you visit Market Basket in Edwardsville, maybe it makes sense to add Farm Fresh milk to your grocery list.

Protein is an important part of a healthy diet, and milk offers 8 grams of complete protein in just one 8-ounce glass. Athletes, elderly people and kids with growing bones need protein for a variety of reasons: to repair injuries that you may not even know your active body has, make antibodies, and build muscles that give you strength. It’s even good for your blood supply, which helps your overall health. Of course you can also find protein in other ways, but milk is one way to achieve a lot with just a small amount of fluid added to your diet.

Did you know that the same cup of milk also offers 30% of your recommended daily intake of calcium and phosphorus? These two minerals work together to create strong bones. Calcium also functions as an electrolyte to assist your muscles when they tighten, sending nerve impulses through the body, as phosphorus derives energy from the foods you eat. It’s really teamwork at its best, and it can be found in one glass of milk.

Milk also contains supplements vitamins A and D, which are fat-soluble. Even vitamin B is added to your diet by drinking milk, helping your body to metabolize proteins and carbs. Milk even includes the powerhouse vitamin B-12 and riboflavin that is required in a balanced diet. Why is vitamin A important? It provides you with healthy skin and eyes while Vitamin D helps you utilize dietary calcium. The lactose in milk (which is a form of carbohydrate) is also preferred by the body so that the brain and kidneys function properly, using it as an energy source. As some of us know, being lactose intolerant can wreak havoc on the body, making milk a digestive nightmare. If that is the case, other options are also available. Consult with your family physician on the best ways to get the nutrients your body needs.

There are many options today that hydrate the body, however one of the best ways to add healthy nutrients is by drinking milk, supplying you with both macronutrients and micronutrients to support a healthy you. When you pick up that extra-cold container of Farm Fresh milk, don’t forget to stop by and check out our new Deli counter at the Edwardsville store location. Come see what the whole town is talking about! Questions? Give us a call at Joe’s Market Basket at 618-656-9055.

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