Earlier today I came across a post by Gary Lee, which I thought was fun! Gary was discussing a new game from the The California Milk Processors Board called “Get the Glass!” The “Got Milk” campaign, as a whole, is considered to be one of the most successful campaigns in history in the USA.
The game is a sophisticated online board game with surprisingly excellent graphics! So what’s your mission? Well, you must help the milk deprived Adachi family to navigate around the board, break into the Fort Fridge and “get the glass.” Of course, the glass offers the Adachi family the promise of an unlimited supply of milk to help with their various health ailments. However, you must be careful as the Fort Fridge security are hot on your trail and, if at all possible, will try to stop you! If you’re unfortunate enough to get caught, it’ll be off to Milkatraz for you. Who said nutrition wasn’t fun!
Give it a go and please let us know how you get on. For me, however, it was definitely a case of “off to Milkatraz!”
While we’re on the subject I thought I’d discuss some of those aliment busting health benefits to be gained from drinking milk.
A totally terrific nutritious food!
Milk can be described as one of the most nutritionally complete foods available. As well as being an excellent source of calcium, a serving of milk contains:
- Vitamin A for eyesight.
- Vitamin B12 for red blood cells.
- Carbohydrate for energy.
- Magnesium for muscle function.
- Phosphorus for release of energy.
- Potassium for nerve function.
- Protein for growth and repair.
- Riboflavin for healthy skin.
- Zinc for the immune system.
Benefits of drinking milk:
- Builds strong bones and reduces the risk of fractures.
- Intake of milk has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of osteoporosis, hypertension and colon cancer.
- Drinking milk may help to reduce the risk of kidney stones.
- Can help to reduce the symptoms of PMS.
- Helps promote better sleep.
- Helps reduce the risk of cavities, with normal brushing, flossing, check ups and cleanings.
- Promotes healthy hair.
How much dairy do you require each day?
Government recommendations suggest three servings each day for adults. This could include for example:
- An average glass (200ml) of semi-skimmed or skimmed milk.
- A small pot (150g) of diet yogurt.
- A match-box sized (30g) piece of cheese.