Benefits To Drinking Milk

Aug 31, 2017 By Daniel Aihie
Milk is a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals. It is the primary source of nutrition for infant mammals (including humans who breastfeed) before they are able to digest other types of food. Early-lactation milk contains colostrum, which carries the mother's antibodies to its young and can reduce the risk of many diseases. It contains many other nutrients including protein and lactose. Therefore Obiaks Blog thought it wise to give the benefits to drinking milk, we hope you enjoy reading the article.

Nature's wellness drink
Did you know that milk is considered "nature's wellness drink"? The cold, creamy white beverage is full of calcium, vitamin D, phosphorous and a balance of other nutrients that have been proven to build your bones and teeth as well as promote the healthy function of your muscles and blood vessels. And in the midst of all the new vitamin waters, energy drinks, and other artificially contrived beverages, milk is a natural, healthy choice

Milk provides a unique balance of nutrients
Milk is naturally nutrient-rich and balanced with a unique proportion of carbs and protein in addition to the bone-boosting calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D, Low-fat or fat-free varieties provide a lot of nutrients for very modest worthwhile calories. Milk is also naturally low in sodium, and also contains potassium and plays a role in healthy blood pressure.

Milk builds strong bones
Milk builds strong bones and teeth where, according to reseaerch, 99 percent of the body's calcium is stored. Plus, hundreds of studies have shown that calcium in milk helps improve bone density.

Milk drinkers tend to be thinner
Not only do milk drinkers tend to have stronger bones, they tend to have healthier overall diets and tend to be leaner than non-milk drinkers. And with today's youth suffering an epidemic of obesity and obesity-related diseases, a wholesome beverage, like milk, can contribute to weight loss, strong bones and overall health.

Milk peptides could play a role in food allergy prevention
In a 2017 study, scientists at Food for Health Ireland identified a number of peptides in milk that are bioactive and could be used as a new alternative for the treatment and management of inflammatory diseases and food allergies, according to dairyreporter.com.

But how much milk is beneficial?
Any amount of milk you drink is beneficial we recommends aiming for three (8-ounce) glasses a day. Three delicious glasses of nonfat or low-fat milk a day is all it takes to get 100 percent of your calcium needs met and 75 percent of your vitamin D and a host of other essential nutrients from high quality protein to potassium, phosphorus, vitamin A and vitamin B12.

If you are lactose intolerant, don't give up milk
Having lactose intolerance which is a condition caused by not having enough of the enzyme lactase, which digests the lactose in milk – doesn't mean you can't reap the benefits of milk. Lactose intolerance is not an all or nothing thing and that people with lactose intolerance can employ some simple strategies to enjoy the goodness of milk.

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