Drinking milk regularly is a very healthy habit. It is recommended that, people of all ages should ideally consume two glasses of milk every day, for a healthy diet.
|Age / Population Group||Daily Recommendations of
Milk and Dairy Products
|Breastfed Infants||200 ml of top milk|
|Infants 6–12 months||5 portions|
|Children 1–9 years||5 portions|
|Adolescents 10–18 years||5 portions|
|Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Women (until 6th Month)||5 portions|
1 Portion : 100 ml
* Source : Milk and Dairy Products in human nutrition by FAO
Reference : Dietary guidelines for Indians, 2011. National Institute of Nutrition
Sustenance of a healthy human body requires Fat, Carbohydrate, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals and Water from dietary sources regularly. The Food Pyramid shown below illustrates the various foods one should have daily for a healthy diet.