Dairy products form one of the cornerstones of a healthy diet. Nowadays the selection of dairy products is wider than ever and their quality is high so that everyone can choose products most agreeable to them. Milk is highly rich in various nutrients and therefore people over all age groups should consume dairy products. Energy obtained from milk fats is particularly important for young and developing bodies.
Nutrients contained in milk are essential to the human body. Milk contains sufficiently and in a balanced proportion such vital chemical elements as calcium and phosphorus. In addition, it is an abundant source of micro-nutrients (vitamins and microelements). Those who suffer from lactose intolerance can easily swap crude or pasteurised milk for fermented liquid milk or lactose-free products.
The reason for the popularity of dairy products is actually quite plain. Bio-yoghurts are honourable members of the high society of healthy food products being good for the health of kids, grown-ups and the elderly likewise. Fermented dairy products contain lots of wholesome food proteins, vitamins and essential fatty acids. The fermentation process reduces the lactose content of milk as well as the allergenic properties of milk proteins. All fermented products improve digestion. Therefore it is highly recommended to consume fermented dairy products after antibiotic therapy. However, it should be borne in mind that when storing dairy products with “living micro-flora” it is extremely important to check that storage conditions are as required and the expiry date is not past.