The importance of milk is not unknown, we have been hearing of it ever since childhood.
Our parents ensure high milk intake, so we develop healthy bones and teeth. But are these the only benefits of milk?
In this blog let us look into the importance of milk.
There are several benefits of milk other than just “strong bones and teeth”. These benefits come from not only milk but also its by-products like cheese, butter, cottage cheese, and flavored milk.
Precisely speaking; Milk, cheese and yogurt all provide the following beneficial nutrients in varying quantities:
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Let us take a look at 6 health benefits of milk;
Milk is a rich source of calcium. It provides not only to healthy bones, teeth, but other health benefits like, good fat, weight control, etc..
The water molecules present in milk, helps keep our body hydrated. Thus contributing to a healthy body, especially to growing kids who are active throughout the day.
- Muscles health:
Our muscles get easily worked out with regular exercise resulting in tear of tissue and loss of replenishing fluids from the body. Milk provides our body the necessary proteins that helps repair muscles quickly and keep any muscle soreness at bay level.
- Healthy Body:
Milk has properties that control bad cholesterol, regulates blood pressure, reduces rick of stroke, controls acidity levels in the digestive track as well as destroys certain cancer causing bacteria. Vitamins A and B present in milk improves eyesight. Thus, contributing to an overall healthy body.
- Glowing skin:
Lactic acid from milk exfoliates our skin leaving it smooth, Amino acids add moisture to our skin, and antioxidants protect our body from environmental toxins. External use i.e. bathing with milk contributes in leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing.
- Stress control:
A warm glass of milk, at every end of the day is proven to relax tensed muscles and soothe frayed nerves. It boosts energy and considerably reduces symptoms of PMS and depression.
To conclude, 1 glass of milk alone can make a contribution to the daily recommended intake of many important nutrients for all age groups.
Also, if your bodily demands are different;
Like may be, you are lactose intolerant, or need to keep a close mark of your calorie intake:
- There are various verities of fermented milk products available in the market that can be consumed by those who are lactose intolerant. These are equally high in nutrient value.
- Also, there are several varieties of milk on the market, such as whole, 2%, low fat and fat free. You could thus choose the most appropriate variety.
With all of the types of milk available, you should be able to find something that fits your diet and nutritional needs.