The benefits of milk are far more significant than any other food. Cow milk is such a healthy and delicious drink. We all need to drink a glass of milk every day. Just one glass of milk on the daily food list can benefit our body as much as any other food. Let's discuss Why milk is a superfood?
Milk contains a lot of nutrition. Like, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin D, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B-12, protein, potassium, zinc, magnesium, selenium, water, Vitamin B-6, etc.
The nutritional of milk depends on the fat content. A 100-gram of milk with 3.25 fat contains(1) 0.97 g of fat, 4.97 g of carbohydrates, 43 calories, 3.48g of protein, etc.
A 100 g of soy milk contains(2) 1.67 g of carbohydrates, 2.92 g of protein, 1.67 g of fat, 33 calories, etc.
Which is better Hot milk or Cold milk?
The benefits of hot milk: Drinking a glass of hot milk before going to bed at night is good for sleep. Milk contains amino acids that help you sleep better. When milk is heated, amino acids become active. If you are affected by season change or the common cold, Then if you drink mixed honey with milk, you will get rid of cold.
The benefits of cold milk: If you suffer from ulcer or acidity, drink cold milk. Mix 1 tablespoon of 'Ispaghula' with a glass of cold milk and drink it to reduce acidity. Cold milk helps to reduce weight. Calcium in milk boosts the body's metabolism, It consumes more calories. Cold milk contains a lot of electrolytes, Which eliminates dehydration. Cold milk will increase the radiance of the skin by keeping the water level in the body right.
Benefits of drinking milk
Calcium strengthens teeth and bone structure. The calcium and vitamin D in milk is absorbed by the bones and teeth and strengthen their structure. Drinking milk every day will get rid of tooth decay and yellow stains, bone loss. Drinking a glass of milk every day largely satisfies the need for other foods. If you drink milk at breakfast, it stays in the stomach for a long time. As a result, the appetite is less.
Also, drinking milk meets many of the body's nutritional needs. So if you suffer from weight gain and want to lose weight healthily in less time, keep milk in your daily diet.
The vitamins and minerals in milk increase fitness and help relieve stress. Drinking milk makes you sleepy, As a result, the brain is relaxed, and stress is relieved. Drink a glass of lukewarm milk every night to ensure a peaceful sleep by relieving tension throughout the day. Milk helps to re-hydrate your body. If you suffer from dehydration, drink a glass of milk. You will feel better. Milk controls cholesterol and cleanses the blood as well as increases blood circulation.
Every day we eat a variety of foods that cause acidity and heartburn. The simplest solution is to drink milk every day. Milk keeps the stomach fresh and relieves indigestion. Milk is rich in vitamins and minerals, which boost your body's immune system. Drinking milk every day makes the skin soft, supple, and smooth.
People who have kidney stones should be careful about milk. Calcium is a component of kidney stones. And milk contains a lot of calcium. Therefore, such patients should drink less milk and not milk at all at night. People who are deficient in an enzyme called 'lactase' should be careful about drinking milk. Lactase helps us digest milk. So the role of lactase is essential here. Therefore, those who are deficient in lactase should listen to the doctor's advice.
Alternative to Cow Milk
If you face problem taking cow milk. Like problems with digestion, stomach upset, or allergies. You have some healthy alternatives that can be drink like milk or used in cooking.
Soy milk: The most popular alternative to cow's milk is soy milk. This milk is made from soybean extract. It can be sweetened with sugar or eaten without sugar. Also, a chocolate and vanilla flavor is available in the market.
Rice milk: Many people like this milk made from boiled rice powder. Compared to cow's milk, this milk contains high levels of carbohydrates and low levels of protein.
Almond milk: This milk is made from the extract of almonds or wood nuts. It has less protein than cow's milk but has a delightful taste and aroma. It can also be used in cooking.
Hemp milk: People who are allergic to dairy can drink hemp milk. It is made by mixing hemp seeds, sweet and water. It can be stored longer than ordinary milk.
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1.Milk nutrition, retrieved from : https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171265/nutrients (4/1/2019)
2.Soy milk nutrition,retrieved from : https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170873/nutrients (4/1/2019)