It is a commonly known fact that when an infant is born, it is the breast milk that the baby is fed with. Breastfeeding is said to be the most important element for the baby’s early growth.
Thereafter, months later, when the infant starts to walk on his or her fragile feet, the parents bring Cow’s or Goat’s milk for their baby. However, in the small towns or in the metro cities, they are fed with the dairy milk.
Years later, when the baby grows and steps in his adolescence and then further in to his adulthood, the milk consumption at each level of the age, perpetually recedes.
Indeed, the milk gets replaced by other myriad liquid diets like beer, whisky, wine and scotch. Isn’t it true?
It is high time when we should be mulling about the role that milk played in the proper development of our body and brain, since the day we were born. As we are all wise and knowledgeable, it is important to fathom, why should we include milk in our daily diet.
Minerals & Vitamins Found in Milk
Vitamins and Minerals together provide much of the nutrients required by the human body.
One the one hand where the Vitamins acts as antioxidants, carries oxygen and enables in healthy metabolism process, whereas, the Minerals enables proper functioning of the enzymes in our body.
When it comes to the Vitamin content in the milk, there are many but two major fat soluble Vitamins that the milk contains are Vitamin A and Vitamin D respectively.
- Vitamin A is paramount for a healthy eye-sight,
- Keeps your skin healthy and glowing
- It also strengthen your teeth and bones
- Regulates the growth of cells in the body
- Enables in proper absorption of calcium
- Protects your body against cancer, for instance, Colo-rectal cancer
- Also helps in proper functioning of the immune system
- and Off course! Milk consumption essentially helps in maintaining bone growth and repair
Many of us might not be knowing that Milk contains all the 22 minerals that are said to be important for the growth of human body. Some of the important minerals are discussed below.
- Potassium helps in proper functioning of muscles and nerves
- Keeps a check on your Blood Pressure
- It regulates the balance of fluid in the body
- Enhance the strength of the bones
- Phosphorus provides energy to the cells in the body
- Diseases and deficiencies due to lack of vitamin and mineral
Other than these factors, due to the lack of Minerals and the Vitamins that the Milk contains, there are various diseases and deficiencies that severely effects your body and health. For instance:
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Milk contains high amount of Vitamin B12 that helps the body in the formation of Red Blood Cells. Furthermore, for the proper Neurological functioning in the body Vitamin B12 plays an important role. The Deficiency of this vital Vitamin can lead to
- Neurological imbalances
- Improper growth of the cells
Calcium, as we all know, plays a vital role in our body. It is essential to keep our bones and teeth strong. And lack of Calcium in our body leads to various major health problems.
- Osteoporosis (a kind of bone disease) is one of the disease which happens due to Calcium Deficiency
- Hypocalcemia is another problem which is the result of low Calcium level in the body
Healthy eating habit ebbs when education and maturity steps in our life. The paramount health benefits of milk are very easily forgotten. Perhaps, this is the reason why on June 01, every year, many countries of the world celebrate the ‘World Milk Day.’