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Healthy Lifestyle

Submitted by on November 24, 2012 – 3:13 pm 15 Comments

Milk and dairy is important in a healthy balanced diet, providing many nutrients essential for good health. Lucy Jones discusses the important role of milk and dairy plus there’s tips on how to boost your dairy intake.

Several celebrities ‘extreme’ diets suggest that milk and dairy should be avoided, however for many people cutting milk and dairy out is likely to do more harm than good as they play an important role within a healthy balanced diet. Milk and dairy foods are affordable, safe to consume daily, wholesome and a delicious source of essential nutrients.

Is it all about calcium?

Milk and dairy typically provide almost one third of our recommended calcium intakes but the nutrition provided by dairy products goes way beyond calcium alone. A single glass of semi-skimmed milk provides protein, phosphorus, potassium, iodine, riboflavin and pantothenic acid and a MASSIVE 72 per cent of our daily needs for vitamin B12. The main dietary source of B12 for vegetarians is dairy. For more information about healthy supplements visit sandiegomagazine.

Together, the nutrients in milk and dairy help to:

  • Keep muscles, bones, nerves, teeth, skin and vision healthy
  • Release energy from foods and reduce tiredness and fatigue
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure
  • Support normal growth and brain development
  • And even support normal immune functioning

That’s pretty impressive for a humble glass of milk! The UK Eatwell Guide recommends that milk and dairy products and their alternatives, form part of a healthy balanced diet, and lower fat and lower sugar options should be chosen where possible. Check out the latest exipure real reviews.

What about milk and dairy as we grow up?

Children grow rapidly in the first 5 years of life and have high energy needs. They only have small stomachs so need nutrient-dense foods to sustain them during growth. Whole milk and full fat dairy products provide useful energy, protein, vitamins and minerals to support growth and development. Milk also provides essential nutrients for growth and development and helps protect teeth against
dental caries.

Bones develop quickly in teenage years, with 40-60 per cent of peak bone mineral content being laid down in adolescence and 80-90 per cent of the skeleton being formed by the age of 18 years. A good diet in teenage years can increase bone mineral density which promotes healthy bones later in adult life, helping to prevent conditions like osteoporosis.

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  • Mihai Cristian Satmarean says:

    I was looking for this for a million years!
    Thanks!

  • Andre ten Bohmer says:

    Thanks! Boosted a cache partition copy from 40 minutes to just under 4 minutes.

  • BRUTE says:

    Answer as many as you want :) (Preferably all :P)

    As of Aug 2012, what does the latest version of any Linux distro have that Windows 7 doesn’t? (Must be something significant!)

    If Windows magically became open source freeware tomorrow, would you continue to use Linux or would you switch to Windows now that its free? Why?

    Why should I switch to Linux if it doesn’t run iTunes for my iPhone, Samsung Kies for my tablet, and many other applications (yes, I know, Linux is not to blame for this…but the fact remains: Using Linux would have substantial drawbacks for me personally…so why should I switch?

    Is there any truly notable software that runs ONLY on Linux?

    Which Linux offers the most FUNCTIONAL user interface? (I don’t care about it looking all pretty, and I don’t care which one is the most popular, I want to know which one is most pleasant to work with and most intuitive.

    Most importantly, which distro is the fullest in terms of user customization, administrative freedom, file management simplicity, etc. (i.e., which distro(s) will assume that I’m a computer whiz and would get super annoyed at things like hidden files, having to check a box to show hidden files, etc.

    Name the number 1 strength of Linux that is a weakness/not featured in Windows 7:

    Name the number 1 strength of Linux that is a weakness/not featured in the latest Mac OSX:

    Lastly, the last 2 questions in vise-versa

    **********NOTE: I have 2 internal hard drives so please don’t warn me about losing all my Windows stuff if I install Linux. I would be installing Linux on the secondary HDD and accessing that OS via BIOS…IF you can convince me its worth it ;P**********
    FYI I’m not trying to troll on Linux or make any statement as to a particular OS’ inferiority or superiority. In fact, I WANT to make the migration over to open source because open source doesn’t have an angle like paid-for software does but I obviously have residual non-open source software and hardware that would be a complete waste to just get rid of. I wrote that just for you Charlie Kelly, O’ superior one.

  • Kaylla says:

    I am using ubuntu linux and am trying to create a cron job to run rsync as root while I’m logged in as user.

  • The Villain says:

    Im having trouble finding a way to print output to the command prompt and the press return. For example If I need to type a password in and the hit return how do I do that? Im trying to sftp into a computer and get it to downlaod a certain file but I cant find a way to print output to the command prompt. All help is appreciated thanks

  • skychi99 says:

    How can I create a image of my hard drive every month for backups?

    I can afford almost anything but I rather it be cost effective weather its harddrive, cds, dvds etc.

  • Marlon P says:

    I want to be able to transfer files to and from my home computer remotely while accessing it from an SSH connection…How do I do this? Do I need to set up an FTP server on my home computer? It’s running Debian Linux and I access it from my Android phone using ConnectBot.

  • Ssshhhh Im becoming aroused says:

    I need a good free software to backup my files.
    What do you recommend?

  • Anny says:

    I am creating a script to be run by cron to sync my ftp servers files. My issue is when the script run, it asks for the ssh password. Since it is run at 1am by cron, so I obviously don’t want to enter the password. I have made rsa & dsa keys for my servers but if a reboot occurs , it doesn’t automatically connect. Is there a way to insert the password when it is asked or another method to let these two server connect without a password authentication.

  • Darío Fernández says:

    Thanks man! It works great and fast! You save me a lot of time of downtime :)

  • Roberto Bauco says:

    slight mod for compatibility for long ps

    while [ `ps -efww | grep -ci rsync` -gt ${maxthreads} ]

  • Ashok Kumar says:

    dose anyone have similer script for AIX server

  • Rare_ONE says:

    Igor, this script is batshit crazy. way too fast than the regular rsync running in multiple sessions..

  • clydevargas says:

    Great script! One thing to consider for anyone using this is that it might miss some things if you’re trying to keep the source and target identical, as you would with “rsync -a –delete”. For example, if a folder is deleted from /tmp/source it will remain on /tmp/target – Same goes for if a folder is added to /tmp/target – it will not get deleted on subsequent runs of the script.

  • magic wed says:

    Too bad if your destination server is an NFS4 server. Trond Myrtlebust’s rdirplus code patch to NFS4 will make your rsync remote listener take forever to produce a basic list of files on the destination server, and it gets even worse with high latency networks.

    To avoid Trond’s buggy code you got to avoid listing files on your destination NFS4 server.

    You could be better off just using a simple cp -rp command. Funny how you can transfer a file a few hundred megabytes in size in just seconds to and from an NFS4 server but to list a folder containing 50,000 files – forget it.

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