It won’t be wrong if we consider Milk as one of the staple foods of most human beings. It is a vital part of a healthy, balanced diet for each individual and the annual World Milk Day provides the perfect opportunity to spread this message.
A glass of milk may give you the immunity edge you need. How? Why? Have a look!
Milk is a wholesome source of protein:
Milk is a rich source of protein, with just one cup containing 8 grams. Proteins are of two types—one is a high biological value and other is low biological value. The high biological value protein comes from dairy products such as milk, curd, and paneer. To generate WBCs in large quantities, one needs to ensure adequate quantity of proteins are included in the diet on a daily basis. This will help the body generate the extra defence needed at the time of infection. White blood cells create the antibodies required to fight the infection. The army of cells which fight the infection are all protein in nature.
Prevents weight gain:
Studies have shown that milk intake can lower the risk of obesity but only with whole milk. It contains a variety of components that may contribute to weight loss and prevent weight gain. For example, its high-protein content helps you feel full for a longer period of time, which may prevent overeating.
Nutritional profile of Milk:
- It contains nine essential amino acids necessary for principal functioning of the body.
- Tremendous source of vitamin D, B12, magnesium, zinc, and thiamine, which aid in boosting immunity.
- Rich in potassium which may help keep blood pressure in check.
- Rich in nutrients like Vitamin A that enhances our skin health.
- Provides high biological value protein and Vitamin D.
Good for your bones:
The powerful combination of nutrients in milk, including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, protein and vitamin K2 are quite essential for maintaining strong, healthy bones.
Milk & its versatility:
Milk is a nutritious beverage that provides a number of health benefits. Moreover, it’s a versatile ingredient that can be easily added to your diet. Try these ideas for incorporating it into your daily routine:
It makes an excellent, high-protein base for healthy smoothies. Try combining it with greens and a small amount of fruit for a nutritious snack.
It’s quite a tasty, more nutritious option to make a perfect breakfast in the morning.
Adding it to your morning coffee or tea will give your beverage a boost of beneficial nutrients.
Try adding it to your favorite soup recipe for added flavor and nutrition.