Vitamin D

You've likely heard that Vitamin D is good for you, and that you can get this "sunshine vitamin" from exposure to sunlight. But here's one thing most people don't know about Vitamin D—they don't get enough of it. In fact, over 75 percent of Americans don't get enough daily Vitamin D. And if you live in the cloudy Pacific Northwest, there's a good chance that number is higher.

Now for some good news: Milk is a delicious source of Vitamin D! Concerned you're not getting enough Vitamin D from sunlight alone? Drink milk. It's like sunshine in a glass.

Every Glass of Milk Has:

  1. Calcium for strong bones and teeth.
  2. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption for strong bones.
  3. Protein builds and repairs muscles.
  4. Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure.
  5. Vitamin B assists in building red blood cells.
  6. Vitamin A for your vision, skin and immune system.
  7. Riboflavin converts food into energy.
  8. Phosphorus strengthens bones and generates energy in cells.
  9. Niacin supports enzyme function and digestion.
Source: National Dairy Council

Drink Your Sunshine

Bye bye blues. Hello Blues Buster Smoothie.

Here's a tasty dairy treat that has the Vitamin D that clouds keep out. Simply combine all ingredients in a blender, blend to your desired creaminess, and enjoy.

Blues Buster Smoothie

Ingredients
6-ounces blueberry flavored yogurt
½ cup apple juice
⅔ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
3-4 ice cubes
There is no substitutes. Choose Natural.
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