In honour of World Milk Day today, we want to share some of the benefits of drinking milk. Milk when consumed in good proportions, provides amazing advantages to the body. Some of them are:
- Smooth complexion
Would you like your skin to glow and look healthy always? Then do well to drink a glass or two of milk every day and the many nutrients in it will work to make your skin supple, soft and glowing.
- Strong and healthy bones and teeth
Milk is rich in calcium which is exactly what your teeth and bones need. Milk also helps prevent cavities and tooth decay. The calcium can only be absorbed by vitamin D so be sure your milk is fortified by vitamin D. Children need milk to develop strong bones and teeth; and adults can also benefit from milk to keep their bones strong to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.
- Muscle growth
The protein present in milk is good for muscle growth. Many athletes drink milk after a workout as it provides essential nutrients needed by the body to recover. Milk helps to recover from muscle soreness and replenishes the fluids that were lost during the vigorous physical activity.
- Weight Loss
Milk is known to help in losing weight. If you are looking for a healthy snack or appetizer, get yourself a glass of milk.
- Reduce stress
Thanks to its nutrient-rich content, drinking milk can help reduce stress and soothe nerves.
- Alleviate premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms
Milk also helps the body to relax and reduce the negative effects many women have during their menstrual cycle.
- Boosts energy
If you are feeling burned out and need some instant boost, reach out for a glass of milk.
- Eliminates heartburn
Some of the foods we eat contain acid and cause some people to suffer heartburn. The cooling sensation and thick consistency of milk helps to coat the oesophagus and the lining of the stomach to prevent heartburn.
- Fights diseases
Research has shown that milk has the ability to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of strokes. It also helps reduce the liver’s production of cholesterol and improve eyesight.
Get yourself a cold glass of milk and toast good health to your body!