Since childhood days, our mothers have made sure that we have a glass of milk every day. In case we had an excuse about the taste she was ready with an answer in form of yummy flavours that could be added to take it tasty. Like me I am sure there would be many who didn’t know about her intentions of forcing us to drink milk everyday so for all those Team AAW list the health benefits of milk.
Bone Health: Milk provides calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and protein which are all essential for healthy bone growth and development. Drinking milk early childhood and throughout life can help to make the bones strong and protect them against diseases like osteoporosis.
Unique balance of nutrients: Milk is an excellent source of Vitamin B2 which is essential for energy production; it provides phosphorus which is essential for bone strength and energy production.
Healthy teeth: The amounts of calcium and phosphorous in milk is beneficial for the development and maintenance of healthy teeth. Studies have suggested that milk also reduces the effects of cariogenic foods on teeth when consumed together with them in the diet. Dentists recommend that milk is the only safe drink to have between meals.
Helps fight cardiovascular disease: Studies suggest that those who drink milk had fewer heart attacks than those who had little or no milk in their diets. The reason is milk contains calcium and high calcium intakes may reduce high levels of bad cholesterol in the blood, and increase low levels of good cholesterol.
Other health benefits:
Milk has a protective effect on risk of both colorectal and breast cancer.
Milk is an excellent choice of fluid as it not only re-hydrates the body, but provides a host of beneficial nutrients.
Studies suggest that regular consumption of low fat dairy products can help to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
This energizing drink provides vitamin A, which is essential for good vision, healthy skin, cell growth and strong immune system.