Milk and dairy

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As mentioned previously this is a key source of calcium and protein into a person diet, however many of the products in this section can be high in fat content so it's advised to do the following.

Use skimmed or semi-skimmed milk and drink up to one pint a day, try to avoid hard cream cheeses and instead use cottage cheese, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese can flavour a meal without adding excessive amounts of fat to the dish.

Finally, it's worth mentioning that some people are Lactose intolerant or have a serious allergy to dairy products. It is necessary to label foods containing dairy so consumers are aware that a food contains something they are allergic to. The reaction can be quick and very painful so you need to be careful if planning a diet for someone with Lactose intolerance.