Gone are the days when parents had strict milk consumption compulsions. We as kids had a glass full of milk, sometimes, more than 2 times a day.
However, the current generation, seem to have replaced each glass, with such a huge variety they have to choose from.
They have so many flavor and types of yoghurt, milk, cheese, ice cream, etc. to choose from.
Yes, they are increasing their daily calorie intake by doing this.
But, the bright side to this is that the intake of many key nutrients, like, protein, calcium, magnesium, folate, B1, B2, B6, B12, and vitamins A, D, and E, has increased along with the number of dairy servings.
Another benefit is that all these are processed by-products. Thus their nutrient as well as fat content can be rightly controlled. Low fat products can be chosen over whole fat, for those who wish to bank the most important nutrients for the day minus the calories.
Here in this blog, are health benefits of milk products, ensuring we keep our dairy intake high.
Apart from meeting our daily needs of protein and calcium, following are the additional health benefits luring us to stick to a high dairy diet;
As mentioned above, the nutrient value of the new age dairy products is carefully balanced through processing. Thus, they are especially high in vitamin D. our body’s need of vitamin D is ideally met through adequate consumption of sunlight. However, today’s generation lacks it by being more indoor bound.
Consuming dairy products high in vitamin D is a good way to boost vitamin D levels in one’s body.
Vitamin D is seen to have a good contribution in, promoting healthy bones; it reduces the risk of certain cancers as well as lowers blood pressure.
Recent studies have shown, those who consume high or adequate amount of dairy in their daily diet are less likely to have enlarged waists and metabolic syndrome, i.e. a group of symptoms, shown to increase the risk of diabetes and heart diseases.
Also, Cultured dairy products like yogurt contain probiotics, which provide a wide array of health benefits. Probiotics in the diet can enhance the good bacteria in the gut, improve health and reduce the risk of certain diseases
Weight is something people in today’s generation give the most impetus. They try to regulate their weight and keep a close watch on what they eat. Recent studies have shown, calcium from dairy products may play a role in body-weight regulation.
That’s not all: the proteins in milk products play a key role in bone health. As an added bonus, milk protein provides a feeling of fullness, which helps control hunger between meals. Fewer hunger pangs thus less snacking.
So take advantage of the great versatility of milk products and their many benefits!