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Few facts about milk- Health facts !! (VIDEO)

Few facts about milk !!

Milk is a animal product with whole package of vitamins , minerals , calories.

There are various benefits of having milk that includes following:

Few facts about milk

It supplies Calcium

According to Institute of Medicine (US) Committee , about 72 percentage of the calcium we have comes from milk and remaining from vegetables, meat,fruits eggs etc

Milk is the best source and the cheapest source of calcium that we can supply to our body. Calcium has various vital functions  in our body like protection from bone loss, arthritic conditions,pre-menstrual syndrome, and obesity in children.It have other functions like reducing weight. The calcium is essential mineral in the creation of bone matter, and bone mineral density measurements rely highly on calcium as the main support structure of our body.

Milk is the cheapest source of calcium

Dental Care

Encouraging children and youngsters to drink milk will give them excellent dental health, as it has components which form the protective layer on the teeth and helps as it protects the enamel surface against acidic substances thus reducing the risk of decaying teeth and weak gums.

Dental Care

Improves Heart Health

Calcium have function of protecting heart from various hearth hazards like the atherosclerosis, stroke etc.  Two long-term studies in Japan which have shown the correlation between daily calcium intake and a reduction in stroke, and cardiovascular diseases. The peptides also helps to inhibit the creation of ACEs, (angiotensin-converting enzymes), which increase blood pressure. Apart from calcium , there are various other minerals like magnesium, potassium , which are good to heart by promoting the vasodilation, which reduces blood pressure, increases blood flow to vital organs, and reduces the stress on the heart and cardiovascular system.

Improves Heart Health

Healthy Bones

As mentioned above, milk is rich in calcium, which is essential for growth and the proper development of a strong bone structure.Various bone disorders such like osteoporosis can be prevented with a significant daily intake of milk. Children deprived of cow’s milk have an increased chance of suffering from bone fractures when injured, and their healing time will be significantly higher if they don’t have a steady stream of calcium to aid in the regrowth of bone matter.

Healthy Bones


As our body is made up of 80 percentage of the body mass. It is very essential to get our self hydrated by drinking 8 glasses of water every day. Milk is mostly composed of high amount of water contents. If you have no water available then milk can meet your needs.

Milk is mostly composed of high amount of water contents

Skin Care

Milk also have high fat and oil content .This can be used in treating dry skin, if you have dry skin then apply milk on your face and other affected areas, leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash it off.

The milk has high amounts of lactic acid which helps in rejuvenating skin, and removing dead cells. The amounts of vitamin A also helps in improving the skin texture and prevents skin disorders. Its antioxidant contents helps to  remove the oxidation stress in our body and fights the free radicals that damage our skin and there by prevents premature aging. There is no doubt why the milk is used in various cosmetic products now a days.

helps in rejuvenating skin

Decrease Acidity

A report published in the Annals of Internal medicine states that consumption of milk products helps in people who are having acidity issue can be reduced by drinking 1 cup of milk. people who are having acid reflex, please keep a note on it.


having acidity issue can be reduced by drinking 1 cup of milk

Prevents Cancer

In a 2011 report published by Dr. Lampe JW, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, intake of milk may also provide some relief to those suffering from cancer. This study have shown that food containing the diary products helpful for patients who are suffering with colorectal cancer.

Prevents Cancer


Type Pros Cons
Soy milk good quantity of proteins and fats it contains phytoestrogens , can cause hormonal imbalance when taken
Almond milk Low fat; High calcium; High vitamin E Low protein; Contains phytic acid (hinders mineral absorption)
Coconut milk Low calories; Low carbohydrates; Half the fat No protein; High saturated fats
Oat milk Lower in fat; High fiber High carbohydrates; Low protein
Cashew milk Low calories and fat Low protein; Fewer nutrients
Hemp milk Low calories; Low carbohydrates; High essential fatty acids Low protein
Rice milk Low fat Low protein; High carbohydrates; Low nutrients
Quinoa milk Low fat; Low calories; Low carbohydrates Low protein
source : STUDY 

How  milk is bad for you??

Lactose free skim plus

1.Lactose intolerance  

People who cant digest lactose can have various symptoms like diarrhea, stomach pain. Since milk is rich in lactose, milk can be a bad choose for who are suffering from lactose intolerance. Those who are having this  disorder should avoid the diary products and milk as whole.

suffering from lactose intolerance should avoid milk


2. Acne

In multiple studies,have shown that people who had lots of milk in their daily routine can have increased prevalence of acne. It is better for people who are having acne prone skin should avoid milk.

Having acne prone skin should avoid milk


3. Cholesterol

A single serving of milk can contain as much as 24 mg of heart-harming cholesterol.People who are predisposed to heart disease and high blood pressure should avoid taking milk. You can use other plants milk as an substitute as they are having less amount of cholesterol.

People who are predisposed to heart disease should avoid milk


4. Milk allergies

There are different types of allergies out of which milk allergy is one severe form. The people who are allergic to milk should avoid taking diary products as it can be some times life threatening.

The people who are allergic to milk should avoid taking diary products

5. Antibiotics

Due to high need of milk production, the cows all around the world are dumped with many medicine and antibiotics. The is leading to production of super bugs(antibiotic resistant bacteria) , which when infect the humans can reside in the stomach and when time comes this can cause serious health issues which cant be treated by antibiotics and various medications.

Weight gain

6. Weight gain

Despite industry claims, a study of more than 12,000 children showed that the more milk they drank, the more weight they gained.. The study also found that replacing soda with milk did not lead to weight loss.

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