16 Reasons to Drink Milk
Milk has been called the nearly perfect food for good reason. In addition
to being fortified with vitamin D, milk is also a natural source of 15 essential
nutrients including the six bone building nutrients. No matter what type
of milk you drink, skim, 1%, 2% or chocolate, you will get essentially the
same nutrients. Here is a look at what milk gives you.
Recent research has shown that drinking milk may help you maintain
a healthy weight, control your blood
pressure and prevent diabetes. There is more good
news for milk drinkers. New studies have shown that the saturated fat from
dairy products does not increase your risk of heart disease.
Some people avoid drinking milk because they are trying to drink more water.
More good news...milk is 90% water so you can meet your fluid and nutrient
needs at the same time.
It’s important to remember that although there are vitamin supplements out
there, it’s always best to get your nutrients from food. Supplements give
you only one nutrient, not the unique combination of nutrients that work
together to improve your health, like milk. One recent study was particularly
alarming as it showed that mature women who took calcium supplements had
a great risk of heart
disease. Until more research is done, always check
with your physician before beginning any supplements.
One advantage of getting your nutrients naturally from milk is that there
are so many ways to enjoy it. From appetisers though to desserts, milk makes
even every day recipes delicious.
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delicious recipes using milk. One of our favourites is this Roasted
Red Pepper Soup. Watch the