COVID-19 Resources

 
 

RESOURCES FOR CONSUMERS

As you’re staying in your home with family or friends, having fresh dairy is important to keeping everyone healthy. Dairy farmers remain committed to your well-being which is why they’ll never stop providing for you. Many have asked questions about dairy’s role in immunity health. Eating a balanced diet with a variety of foods to get essential nutrients is important to help maintain a healthy immune function.

Milk not only tastes great, it also is an affordable good/excellent source of 9 essential nutrients. But, did you know that three of the nutrients – vitamin A, vitamin D, and protein – are essential for a healthy immune function? Vitamin A helps support healthy immune cells.

There is emerging evidence that vitamin D plays a role in helping to maintain a healthy immune function, too. Research has shown that vitamin D can increase cellular immunity, which helps the body kill bad bacteria.

Proteins are the building blocks of all cells in the body – including immune cells and immune signaling molecules. Specifically, research has shown that amino acids can activate immune cells and stimulate the production of antibodies, cytokines and other cytotoxic substances that help keep us healthy.