From Vitamin A to Zinc: Milk Offers Wellness by the Glass

With cold and flu season in full swing, we’re all looking for ways to stay well and out of the doctor’s office. Choosing nutrient-rich foods is a key step in supporting your immune system so you can take on whatever comes your way. 

But an immune-boosting diet doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, one of the best sources of cold and flu-fighting nutrients is probably already in your fridge.    

Milk–nature’s wellness drink–is a simple, wholesome way to add more wellness to your routine. At approximately 25 cents per serving, it’s a nutrition bargain compared to most immunity supplements on the market. Every glass offers 13 essential nutrients including these 5 cold and flu-fighters:

Vitamin A strengthens epithelial tissue, your body’s first line of defense against infection.  

Vitamin D reduces inflammation and helps your immune system perform more effectively.  

Zinc supports the growth and normal function of immune cells. 

Selenium stimulates white blood cell production, helping your body fight infections. 

Protein powers your immune system. 

maple cinnamon milk tea

Drink to your health with a glass of milk or enjoy its immune-boosting powers in some of my favorite fall recipes.

Make your health a priority this season. Fuel your body with milk to help you feel your best every day.

Donna Speed, MS, RDN