As babies we all grow-up consuming milk. Can you believe just milk can give us everything that is needed to grow-up?
Milk offers high-quality, exceptional resource of nine vital nutrients, making it one of the most nutrient dense foods.
This means it gives a soaring level of essential nutrients compared to its calories.
Milk calories are low to medium. However calories in cream can be very high. The glass of milk holds the secret of many vitamins of mineral and knowing them will for sure motivate us to encourage our children to drink it.
Calcium facilitates building and resistance of strong bones and teeth. It plays a significant task in nerve function, muscle narrowing and blood clotting.
Vitamin D makes milk one of the few dietary sources. It helps the absorption of calcium and increases the retention of minerals in the bones.
The milk proteins include all essential amino acids responsible for building and repairing the muscle tissue. They serve as the best source of energy during high-powered endurance exercise.
Potassium normalizes the body’s fluid balance, maintains normal blood pressure and protects your muscle activity and contraction.
Vitamin A helps maintain normal vision and helps cell growth maintaining the integrity of our immune system.
Vitamin B12 builds R.B.C that carry oxygen from the lungs to muscles.
Riboflavin is an excellent source of vitamin B2 that converts food into energy.
Niacin ensures the vital functioning of enzymes, involved in the metabolism.
Phosphorus strengthens bones, generates energy in the body’s cells.
The milk can make us gain weight because it is rich in fatty acids, and that is why the skimmed milk is recommended while we are following a diet.
The legend that a glass of milk in the evening results in a good night sleep is not a legend at all. A few drops of honey inside the warm milk acts as a mild sleeping pill because of the S1 casein that is released from the combination.
Some people may present lactose intolerance which translates into milk allergy. This intolerance is the result of an enzyme deficiency, manifesting differently from person to person.
The intolerance manifests as painful stomach gas and abdominal pain. For these people the milk with low lactose content is the right choice.
We consume milk in many ways, and practically any major food group, when prepared, contains milk one way or the other. Still the good old glass of milk, sometimes flavoured with chocolate, fruit or vanilla can be a delicious reward after a tiresome day and can put a smile on our face like it use to do when we were children.