Dairy Health Benefits

Blood pressure

One in five Australian adults has high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

A healthy diet including a variety of foods from the five food groups such as fruit, vegetables and milk, cheese and yogurt can help you manage your blood pressure. 

A number of studies have shown three daily serves of milk, yogurt and cheese is linked to a reduced risk of hypertension. The exact reason these dairy foods can help to lower blood pressure is still being explored. Research suggests the unique combination of dairy minerals (like calcium and potassium) and proteins play a big part.

Find out more in our Managing Your Blood Pressure fact sheet.