Thursday, March 18, 2010

Health Benefits of Milk

Health benefits of milk include good bone health, robust skin, good immune system, prevention of illnesses such as hypertension, dental decay, hydration, respiratory problems, obesity, osteoporosis and even some forms of cancer.

Benefits:
Calcium: Milk is the best source of calcium supply to our body. Calcium protects the body from major chronic ailments such as cancerous chemicals, bone loss, arthritic condition, migraine headaches, pre-menstrual syndrome, and obesity in children and aids in losing unwanted fats.

Healthy Bones: As mentioned above, milk is rich in calcium, which is very essential for growth and proper development of strong bone structure. Bone disorders such as osteoporosis can be prevented with daily intake of adequate quantity of milk.

Healthy Teeth: Drinking milk would give excellent dental health, as milk protects the enamel surface against acidic substances.
Rehydration: Fluids are an integral part of human body. The body needs to be replenished with liquids at regular intervals. Milk contains a good quantity of water molecules and is considered the best fluid for rehydration.

Skin Care: Milk and milk products are used in a number of cosmetic preparations that help in giving you a ‘peach and milk’ complexion.

Slim Body: People who are known to consume diary products and milk do not gain excess weight. In fact milk tends to make you slimmer, as whole milk contains only 4 percent of fat and skimmed milk contains even lesser percent of fat.

Improving Diet and Vitamin Intake: According to medical research, drinking milk considerably improves our intakes of vital minerals and vitamins.

Wholesome Food: It contains a whole lot of vitamins and minerals to keep you fit, healthy and strong. A glassful of milk contains vitamin A & B for good eyesight and increases RBC count, carbohydrates for vitality and energy, potassium for proper nerve function, magnesium for muscular function, phosphorous for energy release, protein for body repair and growth.
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