Benefits of Drinking Milk
Here are a few Benefits you will get from drinking milk that you won’t get by popping a vitamin or calcium supplement
- Avoid osteoporosis, hypertension and colon cancer.
- Drinking milk can also protect you from tooth decay and cavity problems. You can convince your child about this by offering him/her a glass of chocolate milk. Don’t worry; there are no records of tooth decay because of drinking milk with a chocolate flavour.
- Milk does not contribute any fat and so you need not worry about those extra pounds! On the contrary it has been proved that people who drink milk regularly stay slim more than those who don’t. Milk gives you many natural vitamins and minerals keeping you healthy and fit.
- Milk is a very good antacid! Drinking a glass of milk when you experience heartburn can calm your food pipe from inflammation. Drinking milk regularly will prevent heartburn and other gastric problems.
- For strong bones, teeth, nails and good hair, drink a lot of milk as it is loaded with calcium that helps your body grow strong and flexible.
- Milk can be a good appetiser, especially when you are eating late. Drinking milk can also act as a stimulant, early morning or even during the afternoon.
- Drinking a hot glass of milk before bedtime can soothe your nerves and relax your tense muscles putting you off to sleep immediately. This can be really helpful after a tiresome and strenuous day at work.
- Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking milk occasionally instead of water. This can cool you body as well as maintain the water/fluid level in the body. Milk consumption after a heavy workout can replenish the body system with the fluid lost whilst performing the exercise.
- Milk can also drastically reduce PMS symptoms (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome) as it is a great stress reliever and also boosts the energy levels in us.
- Milk is full of nutrients that our body requires to operate properly. It contains vitamins (for red blood cells), calcium (for strong bones), carbohydrates (for energy), magnesium (for supple muscles), phosphorus (for utilising the energy), potassium (for a good nervous system), protein (for growth and healing processes), riboflavin (for a healthy and glowing skin) and zinc (to boost the immune system).
- A glass of milk holds 32 grams of pure protein. This protein comes from two main sources: whey and casein. These two sources happen to be the best type of protein the human body could possibly get.
- Consuming milk during pregnancy and while nursing a new-born baby can help in improving the calcium content. baby with milkWomen can reap many benefits from drinking milk, especially during menopause, for strong bones and a healthy body. You can add milk to your diet in the form of milkshakes, cereals, and replacing water with milk in recipes. However, people who are allergic to milk contents like lactose have to depend on supplements or other sources of calcium and vitamin to balance their diet.