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9 Necessary Nutrients for the Holidays

by Jenny Hubble

When you’re gearing up for Christmas, birthdays and everything in between, your body needs fuel to power you through the day!

So what’s the easiest way to do this when your biggest goals are to prepare a massive feast, clean and decorate every nook and cranny of your house AND entertain your guests?

It’s simple… just drink a glass of protein-packed milk at breakfast!

Breakfast is typically lower in protein than other meals, but it’s a particularly important time to include protein in your diet. The average breakfast only has 10-12 grams of protein – far from the 20-30 grams per meal that’s recommended!

Milk is a breakfast powerhouse.  An 8 ounce glass of milk –  whether lowfat or fat-free, white or chocolate – is packed with nine essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein to help start your day off right.

But did you know that not all protein sources are created equal?

Milk protein is a complete protein, while most plant proteins may be missing some of the building blocks your body needs.

Drinking milk at breakfast can help you meet the recommended amount of protein and milk you need each day – and get you through the holidays!

Jenny Hubble

Jenny is the Senior Vice President of Communications for the American Dairy Association Mideast. Although Jenny’s roots are in agriculture, she now considers herself a city dweller. In her free time, Jenny enjoys cooking, running, dabbling in photography and playing with her dog!

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