Today We Discuss The benefits Of Dairy Milk.
Curious about other forms of milk? We will cover them in later articles so please remember to visit us for regular updates.
In today’s discussion we will focus mainly on dairy milk, love it or hate it milk has been a staple part of the human diet for thousands of years.
Dairy products are foods that contain milk from mammals.
Traditionally we mainly source dairy products from the following animals.
Benefits Of Milk
Milk is known for its high levels of calcium which is important for bone strength and repair, milk also contains essential nutrients, these are Protein, Carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fat.
Protein helps with the renewal and repair of building muscles, maintaining healthy hair and nails. One glass of milk can contain up to 8 grams of protein per severing making it perfect for after a tough gym session.
Milk contains the following vitamins and minerals, Calcium, vitamin D, phosphorous, B vitamins, which helps support a strong immune system and provide vitamins a for healthy skin.
Fats provided in milk are essential fatty acids which are important for the cells of the human body, and help with essential functions when consumed in moderation.
Milk contains magnesium and potassium which can be known to reduce blood pressure this is due to the mix of nutrients in milk which act as vasodilators which reduce blood pressure which may help increase blood flow to vital organs, a healthy blood flow puts less stress on the heart and cardiovascular system.
Milk is rich in calcium which is essential for growth and development. 1 cup of milk provides almost 300 milligrams of calcium.
Milk helps protect the enamel surface of teeth against acidic substances, encouraging children to drink milk will supply them with energy as well as reduce the risk of decaying teeth and weak gums.
Our teeth and bones store 99 percent of your body's calcium, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Because a baby's teeth begin forming long before birth, expecting mothers should consume their "Recommended Dietary Allowance" are between 1000 and 1300 mg per day.
This ensures the unborn baby receives enough calcium, phosphorus and other nutrients necessary for the proper development of teeth and bones. From infancy through the teen years, however, milk and dairy products continue to be important for growth and development. And as you age, calcium is a vital mineral in preventing osteoporosis.
How Dairy Fights Decay
According to research from Nutrition Australia, milk and dairy products such as cheeses can actually reduce tooth decay as well.
Providing calcium and phosphorus, milk also contains proteins called caseins, which combine together to form a protective film on the enamel.
Enamel is the toughest material in the human body and forms the protective outer layer on your teeth.
This coating helps to prevent your teeth from incurring decay caused by common bacterial acids. Calcium and phosphorus are both minerals that strengthen and repair tooth enamel that has started to dissolve due to these acid attacks.
The American Dental Association proposes the order in which you eat sugary foods and milk products can also make a difference to your dental health.
This is because drinking milk after eating sugary foods can lower harmful acidic levels in your mouth. For example if you have milk with your fruit, save the milk till last drink the milk after eating your meal or snack.
8 Benefits Of Milk
May help reduce the risk of cardiovascular Diseases
Great source of Calcium
May helps maintain Healthy Teeth
Rehydrates the body
Helps provide relief from acidity
Improves intake of vitamins and minerals – Calcium and Vitamin D work together, Vitamin D helps your body absorb Calcium. Good sources of vitamin D include Egg Yolks, Fatty fish and vitamin d- fortified milk.
Essential for developing and maintaining bone structure
There are several milk products on the market, each of these products will contain the same 16 essential nutrients, whether you purchase skim 1% or 2%.
These Essential Nutrients are.
Protein- Helps build and repair body tissue.
Vitamin A- Helps aid bone and teeth development and healthy skin.
Vitamin b12- Helps aid red blood cell formation.
Vitamin b6- Helps aid the conversion of food in to energy
Riboflavin- Helps aid the conversion of food in to energy.
Niacin- Helps aid Growth
Thiamine- Helps with the release of carbs and helps aid growth.
Folate- Helps with red blood cell formation
Pantothenic acid- Helps aid food in to energy
Vitamin D- Will help enhance absorption of calcium and phosphorus.
Calcium- Helps aid formation and maintenance of strong bones and teeth.
Zinc- Helps aid tissue formation
Magnesium- Helps aid conversion of food in to energy.
Phosphorus- Helps maintain strong bones and teeth.
Selenium- Will help aid the correct functioning of the immune system due to its antioxidant effect.
Potassium- Helps aid in the correct functioning of nerves and muscles.
Lactose Intolerance is a digestive disorder where the body is unable to digest lactose usually due to lack of an enzyme that helps with the breakdown of lactose, possible symptoms of lactose intolerance could include.
Lactose Free Milk
The lactose in this milk has been removed which makes it easier to digest for people who are lactose intolerant. You may sometimes find that diary free milk products have added sweeteners added to make them or palatable. If this is a concern please check the back of the packet there are plenty of unsweetened varieties available.
Dairy Free Products below
Rice and Oat milk
What Is The Best Milk For YOU?
When selecting the best milk for its nutritional value there is one undisputed crowned champion and that is Skimmed milk. Skimmed is the best choice as it contains the least amount of saturated fat and contains higher levels of calcium and protein than its competitors.
If you are looking to opt for non dairy milk, Why not give soy milk a try, it has high protein content, and is a plant based alternative .
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1 Scoop of Plain Protein Powder