Recipes Recipe List: “June 1, 199

Recipe List: “June 1, 199

Recipe List: “June 1, 199

LeAnn Rimes has one. So do Jeff Gordon, Christie Brinkley, Cal Ripkin Jr. and Patrick Ewing.

So, where is your milk mustache?

After all, milk still does a body good. In fact, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a balanced diet rich in lowfat dairy products and fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure and may even eliminate the need for medicine in some patients with mild hypertension.

The DASH diet, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, suggests that eight to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables and two to three servings of milk products each day can help lower blood pressure within two weeks. That’s good news, considering about one in four Americans has high blood pressure. The better news is that there are hundreds of delicious new ways to prepare dairy-rich dishes.

This month, in honor of June Dairy Month 1999, the “Country Kitchen” is serving up a sampling of dairy delights. We’ve included favorites from past Country Kitchen contributors as well as tasty ideas from the American Dairy Association. There’s even a Choco-Nana Pop that makes a great family project and a refreshing afternoon snack for the kids. But if you don’t find something here that makes your mouth water, just call 1-800-651-MILK. The Southeast Dairy Association will be happy to fill your recipe box with high-calcium concoctions. A good place to start is their newest brochure, Dairy Favorites of the South.

Just make sure you’ve “got milk.”