Milk is a staple food in any cuisine and is widely consumed by everyone across the globe. Due to the presence of a variety of nutrients, it is considered a whole meal in itself. The childhood memory of your mother forcing you to gulp a full glass of milk every day must be still fresh in your mind. Not only that, whenever we get a fever or cold, our granny always recommends a glass of hot milk with turmeric as a tried and tested remedy to get fast relief.
Milk is an ideal ingredient in every household. Some drink milk just after they get up while some like to drink it before they go to bed. It has an array of nutrients that are beneficial for the body but due to the presence of some enzymes, milk can also be harmful to a few people.
Drinking milk is a great way to meet needs for nine essential nutrients, including phosphorus, B12, calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin D, riboflavin, niacin, and protein, “Most non-dairy milk contains only 2-4 nutrients and generally lacks protein; they may also have added sugars if sweetened. Milk, on the other hand, has a natural balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fat (in low-fat milk).”Between soy milk, coconut milk, and the latest alternative milk to jump on the scene, oat milk, it seems like dairy milk is being phased out, but don’t let that fool you. Drinking milk can be good for your health especially for women.
Milk keeps you hydrated and also makes your skin glow. But if your milk is adulterated then there are chances that you might end up getting pimples. Adulterated milk that contains oxytocin has several ill effects on the body.
- Calcium: Builds healthy bones and teeth; maintains bone mass
- Protein: Serves as a source of energy; builds/repairs muscle tissue
- Potassium: Helps maintain a healthy blood pressure
- Phosphorus: Helps strengthen bones and generate energy
- Vitamin D: Helps maintain bones
- Vitamin B12: Maintains healthy red blood cells and nerve tissue
- Vitamin A: Maintains the immune system; helps maintain normal vision and skin
- Riboflavin (B2): Converts food into energy
- Niacin: Metabolizes sugars and fatty acids