My friend Elsa does not like to drink milk. Last week she fell sick and was missed school for many days. She had to visit her doctor uncle a few times. Her doctor uncle has asked her to drink milk regularly as milk contains calcium, protein, vitamins, minerals, and fats. Milk helps us to grow strong. My mamma always makes me drink milk everyday. She always tells me about the importance of milk as it helps to make our bones strong and prevents a lot of diseases. To make milk yummy mamma adds some chocolate or strawberry flavours to it.
The most common health benefits of drinking milk regularly are mentioned below:
Protects Our Bones
Drinking milk regularly helps in maintaining good health and it is a great source of calcium. Calcium protects our bones, it prevents migraine headaches, obesity in children and also helps to lose unwanted fats. It prevents our bones from getting osteoporosis in the older days. So, drinking milk every day will keep our bones strong even during old age.
Builds Our Immunity
Milk contains Protein which is essential for tissue repair, enzyme, and hormone synthesis, it gives a support to our immune system and helps in producing energy. It fights diseases and enhances our development. Protein provides the structure to our muscle fibres, renews cells, helps in keeping our nails and hair healthy.For this reason, our diet should contain enough protein. From one glass of milk, almost 8 grams of protein can be obtained.
Source of Energy
Milk contains lactose which is a source of carbohydrate. It provides energy to the body.To keep our bones strong, to maintain health benefits and to prevent future health risk due to lack of calcium it is essential to get the recommended amount of daily calcium intake.
Protects Our Teeth
Milk also protects our teeth. It decreases the chance of tooth decay and having weak gums. Milk protects the enamel surface of the teeth against any kind of acidic substances. So, every child should drink one glass of milk everyday to get strong and healthy teeth.
Protects Our Skin
Milk helps in keeping your skin fresh and rejuvenated. It contains Vitamin A which helps to boost our skin from within the body and keeps our skin healthy. Milk also prevents premature ageing of our skin. Regular intake of milk will help in maintaining that extra glow in our skin.
Mamma says that the health benefits of milk can be achieved by drinking it directly as well as consuming various milk products such as butter, cheese, yoghurt, ice cream, cottage cheese, flavoured milk or sweets made of milk. We get milk from goat, sheep, cow etc. It is a very nutritious food and tasty too.
I have another friend Cynthia, who has trouble in digesting milk. Her doctor aunty says that she is lactose intolerant. So doctor aunty suggested her to avoid lactose intake and asked her to drink soy milk or almond milk instead.