Milk Does an Aging Body Good

Drinking more milk is one thing I should do more often. I usually only drink it in my lattes, but lately I've tried to down a glass or two to help my bones and overall appearance. Yes, milk should be a part of our daily nutritional and beauty routine, but it usually isn't.

I'm getting precariously close to an (middle) age where both beauty and health begin to take more effort than a trip to the cosmetic or drug store counters to keep me looking and feeling my best. To help me understand the benefits of milk as part of a regular beauty habit,  I was invited to take part in a new concept to spread the word about including more milk in our diets, and hopefully looking better, too.


“GOT MILK? and TOMA LECHE had a first-ever Milk Beauty Counter outside the Macy’s at Horton Plaza. It’s not something you’d expect to see at a mall: a milk counter.  But it’s precisely what the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), the creator of GOT MILK? and TOMA LECHE (Drink Milk), introduced to passersby on May 5.  The advertiser wants Californians to know that beauty comes from the inside out and proper nutrition with milk is key to achieving radiant skin and healthy hair and nails. 


The counter provided consumers an interactive experience where they learned about the benefits of the “wonder tonic.”  Beauty consultants were on hand to provide a booklet of tips to keep skin, hair and nails healthy.  Certified Fitness Trainer and Nutrintion Specialist, and current Miss San Diego Cities Saundra Combs, was aslo on hand offering tips on the benefits of milk. Shoppers relaxed at a lounge area while being served milk-based drinks and cookies.  Guests  also experienced a virtual makeover during their free visit.”


Bloggers Sondra Santos LeBrie and Suzette Valle with Miss San Diego Cities, Saundra Combs at the Got Milk Beauty counter

It's a fact that taking care of myself now is a greater challenge than just a few years ago, and this includes limiting the negative effects of practically everything I do and consume;  from where I sit (away from the sun), to what I eat (no cheeseburgers!) and drink (Margaritas are still OK, right?).  But, taking a trip down the dairy section at the grocery store to get my own carton of milk (hmmm, wonder if it could come in a nice pink bottle so everyone will know it's mine) is one thing I'll be doing more often — and know it'll only have positive side effects like strong ankles to be able to wear Miss San Diego Cities, Saundra Combs, shoes!



  1. Anonymous says:

    As a kid I used to regularly drink milk–skim milk! Now, I settle for half a cup with my cereal. I do take a daily calcium supplement though, so that helps.
    Oh, and margaritas are definitely okay. Pretty sure I read that somewhere…

  2. Anonymous says:

    I remember coming home from school and gulping down a huge glass of ice cold milk instead of water. Delicious!
    About those Margaritas, I think you and I have a drink to settle, hmm?

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