My Mumma makes me drink milk every day. Though I do like the taste of milk, I wonder why she is so keen on making me drink milk every day. One day, when I asked her, she told me about all the benefits of milk on our body and why it is considered a staple drink for millions of people.
Let’s discuss the various components of milk and their impact on the human body.
Calcium – Milk is a rich source of Calcium which helps in building healthy bones and teeth. It also helps in maintaining bone mass. If the correct amount of Calcium can be maintained throughout the lifetime, one can prevent Osteoporosis.
Protein – Protein builds and repairs muscle tissues and it also serves as a rich source of energy. It is also considered to be the building block of Bones, Muscles, Cartilage, Skin, and Blood.
Potassium – Potassium helps the body to maintain a healthy blood pressure. It helps in regulating the water balance and acid-base balance in the blood and tissues. It also helps in the conduction of nerve impulses.
Phosphorus – Phosphorous is responsible for generating energy and strengthening bones and teeth. It also helps the body in properly using the Carbohydrates and fats. It helps the body to make Protein which is required for the growth, maintenance and repair of cells and tissues.
Vitamin D – Vitamin D helps the body to absorb Calcium and Phosphorous from the food we consume. It helps in maintaining bone health. It also helps in regulating the immune system and the neuromuscular system.
Vitamin B12 – Vitamin B 12 helps in maintaining healthy red blood cells and nerve tissues. It also helps in making the DNA in the body. It also prevents Megaloblastic Anemia.
Vitamin A – Vitamin A helps in maintaining normal vision. It also helps in building the immune system in the body along with maintaining the epithelial cellular integrity.
Riboflavin (B12) – Riboflavin helps the body in converting the food into energy.
Niacin – Niacin helps in metabolising the Sugars and Fatty Acids in the body.
So, when I heard about so much of the benefits of consuming milk on a daily basis, I decided to never miss my glass of milk for the day. I decided to tell all my friends about the benefits milk has for a healthy growth and maintaining good health throughout. So, you should also start drinking milk every day.