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Milk & Alternatives

Nutritional Value

  • Rich in calcium
  • Rich in protein and vitamin B2, A and D

Major Functions

  • Calcium promotes bones and teeth health
  • Protein promotes body growth, repairs cells and provides for metabolism
  • Vitmain B2 helps our body utilize energy generated from carbohydrates, protein and fat

Food Sources

  • Milk, milk powder
  • Alternatives include cheese, yogurt, calcium-fortified soy milk, etc

Definition of Serving Size

1 serving is approximately equivalent to:
  • 1 cup of low-fat/ skimmed milk or calcium-fortified soy milk
  • 2 slices of low-fat cheese
  • 1 pot (150 g) of plain yogurt
Remark: 1 cup is about 240 ml

Health Tips

  • Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products
  • Reduce the use of dairy products with high fat or high sugar content. For example: whipped cream, ice cream, sweetened evaporated milk and milk shakes