19.06.2015 Health & Fitness

Six Benefits Of Daily Milk Consumption

LISTEN JUN 19, 2015

There is a very simple way to substantially improve your health and mood. After reading this article you might wonder why you have not paid enough attention to this wonderful product called milk.

1. Bones, teeth and skin
Milk is reach in calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and protein essential for healthy bones.

The amounts of calcium and phosphorous in milk and dairy products are beneficial for strong teeth. Moreover, it prevents tooth decay and cavities.

Cleopatra took milk baths to help her skin stay soft, supple and glowing. You can do the same, or you can drink a few glasses of whole milk each day to get its benefits. Choose whatever option you like!

Did you know that dentists recommend that milk is the only safe drink to have between meals (except for water).

2. Blood pressure
Numerous studies have proved a significant benefit from an adequate intake of milk and milk products in the prevention and management of hypertension.

Consuming 3 portions of dairy each day, along with 5 portions of fruit and vegetables as part of a low salt diet can reduce high blood pressure in both adults and children.

Briefly: those who consume milk are likely to be slimmer than those who do not.

In particular, studies show that women who drink low-fat or skim milk lose more weight than those who exclude milk from their diet.

4. Stress
A glass of warm milk in the evening will reduce stress and help to relax muscles.

The protein, lactium, appears to have a calming effect on the body by lowering levels of cortisol, a hormone released when the body is stressed.

Moreover, it might considerably help you with sleep, which is sometimes hindered by stress.

5. Muscles
Not only does milk relaxes muscles, but it also helps to rebuild them. Milk contains protein, which helps to rebuild muscles. A glass of milk after you exercise will give your body what it needs to recover. Plus potassium (which milk contains) will provide protection against loss of muscle mass.

6. Depression
Adequate vitamin D levels support the production of serotonin, a hormone associated with mood. Consequently, vitamin D deficiency has been associated with depression and chronic fatigue. So do not feel sad, just get some milk.

Hopefully we have convinced you that moderate milk consumption does wonders to your body and mind. You can check this out yourself!

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