MONTROSE, Pa. — July is known for being the peak of summer, but did you know it’s also National Ice Cream Month? During July, we celebrate the Fourth of July, run races and enjoy the best of summer, and what better way to do that than with delicious ice cream.
This sweet treat is made from the goodness of cow’s milk which has nine essential vitamins and nutrients. These vitamins and nutrients fuel your body and keep you healthy. It’s also known as nature’s most nearly perfect food because of its many positive health benefits. One of many the benefits of drinking milk is that it contains calcium which keeps your bones strong. It also has protein to repair and strengthen your muscles after you work.
Milk is an essential part of every healthy diet, and can be enjoyed in many different, delicious products such as yogurt or chocolate milk. Yogurt has live cultures, which work as an extra bonus for your body.
These cultures keep your digestive system on track and running smoothly. Athletes can also refuel with delicious chocolate milk to repair their muscles during summer conditioning. I hope that this summer, every time you eat a yummy ice cream, you thank a dairy farmer for providing the high-quality milk used in this summer treat.
— Elizabeth Chidester
Susquehanna County Dairy Ambassador