Dairy products are part of a healthy diet and a great source of vitamin D and calcium as well as B vitamins and protein. Yogurts, cheeses, milk, and ice cream are all dairy products. These foods can help improve bone density, improve blood pressure, increase metabolism, and much more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about dairy recommendations, good dairy products, and much more.
The Dairy Foods Chart
Use this handy chart to compare the calories and calcium levels of dairy foods.
WebMD tells you which foods pack the biggest nutritional punch -- and provide the extra calories you need during pregnancy.
Healthy Protein for Weight Loss
Protein can help you lose weight and keep your belly full. But it's important to eat the right kind. Find out from the experts at WebMD which proteins are healthiest.
Is Your Diarrhea Due to Lactose Intolerance?
Are your stomach cramps and diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance? WebMD explains how to control symptoms --and which nondairy foods will give you the calcium and vitamin D your body needs.
Does Dairy Do a Colon Good?
Got milk? If the results of a recent study hold true, you might consider reaching for a tall glass of the one percent. A grain of salt might go well with your beverage, too.
The Benefits of Yogurt
An explanation of the health benefits of yogurt.
The Dairy Meal Plan
Three servings of dairy a day can help you lose weight and keep your bones strong. Here's a sample meal plan to help you get started!
French Women's Diet Secret: Yogurt
Easy, portable, and tasty, yogurt may also aid in weight loss
Cooking for Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance is a common disorder that usually affects adults. It’s important to know which foods to avoid and what to include when cooking for lactose intolerance.
Kids and Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance in children typically develops in late adolescence, although onset can be earlier. It’s rarely life threatening but can cause discomfort and affect quality of life.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Say Cheese
Yes, you can eat cheese! It's been a yummy treat for thousands of years. Learn about the different types, find out how they're made, and get tips on how to serve them.
Slideshow: Foods With Probiotics
Beyond yogurt, see which foods have a surprising boost from probiotics -- good bacteria that may help tame your digestive problems.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a serious condition that can lead to painful bone fractures. Learn who gets osteoporosis, how to tell if you have it, how to prevent it, and effective treatment options.
Slideshow: Lactose Intolerance -- 14 Ways to Still Love Dairy
See how certain cheeses, lactose-free milk, probiotics, and more can help keep dairy in your diet.
Quiz: The Scoop on Ice Cream
Find out fun facts about this sweet treat: what's in it, what we we love about it, and how you can feel less guilty about eating it.
Fat Facts Quiz: Test Your Knowledge
Test your diet IQ with this quiz about different types of fat and fats.
Quiz: Myths and Facts About Protein
Take this quiz about good sources of protein, how much you need, who needs more, and why protein is so important.
Quiz: Test Your Nutrition IQ
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about dietary guidelines.
6 Reasons to Get Your Dairy
Low-fat dairy offers many health benefits
The Benefits of Yogurt
Just what can eating yogurt do for your body?
Plain Yogurt Never Tasted So Good
3 ways to spice up that plain yogurt
Got Good-Tasting (and Lower-Fat) Dairy Products?
WebMD's 'Recipe Doctor' goes taste-testing in the dairy aisle