Few facts about milk !!
Milk is an animal product with the whole package of vitamins, minerals, calories.
There are various benefits of having milk that includes the following:
It supplies Calcium
According to the Institute of Medicine (US) Committee, about 72 percent 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 has 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.
Encouraging children and youngsters to drink milk will give them excellent dental health, as it has components that 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.
Improves Heart Health
Calcium has the function of protecting the heart from various hearth hazards like atherosclerosis, stroke, etc. Two long-term studies in Japan have shown the correlation between daily calcium intake and a reduction in stroke, and cardiovascular diseases. The peptides also help 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.
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 as 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.
As our body is made up of 80 percent 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 a high amount of water content. If you have no water available then milk can meet your needs.
Milk also has 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 help to remove the oxidation stress in our body and fight the free radicals that damage our skin and thereby prevents premature aging. There is no doubt why milk is used in various cosmetic products nowadays.
A report published in the Annals of Internal medicine states that consumption of milk products helps in people who are having acidity issues can be reduced by drinking 1 cup of milk. people who are having acid reflex, please keep a note on it.
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 has shown that food containing dairy products helpful for patients who are suffering from colorectal cancer.
|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|
How milk is bad for you??
1. Lactose intolerance
People who can’t digest lactose can have various symptoms like diarrhea, stomach pain. Since milk is rich in lactose, milk can be a bad choice for those who are suffering from lactose intolerance. Those who are having this disorder should avoid dairy products and milk as a whole.
In multiple studies, have shown that people who had lots of milk in their daily routine can have an increased prevalence of acne. It is better for people who are having acne-prone skin should avoid milk.
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 plant milk as a substitute as they are having less amount of cholesterol.
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 dairy products as it can be some times life-threatening.
Due to the high need for milk production, the cows all around the world are dumped with many medications and antibiotics. The is leading to the production of super bugs(antibiotic resistant bacteria) , which when infect the humans can reside in the stomach and when the time comes this can cause serious health issues that cant be treated by antibiotics and various medications.
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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