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World Milk Day 2019: Here's Why You Must Have A Glass Of Milk Everyday

World Milk Day 2019: Your glass of milk is versatile. It is rich in calcium, protein, fat and various other nutrients that are beneficial for the body. Read here to know why you must include milk in your daily routine.

World Milk Day 2019: Heres Why You Must Have A Glass Of Milk Everyday

Calcium content in milk is important for bone health


  1. Milk is rich in protein, fat and calcium
  2. You can include milk in your daily diet
  3. Lactose intolerant people can opt for plant-based sources of milk

World Milk Day 2019 is being observed on the 1st of June. The day is meant to raise awareness about dairy sector's contribution to the economic development, sustainability and livelihoods. It also aims to draw attention to recognize milk as a global food and promote the nutritional value of milk. This year, the theme for World Milk Day is "Drink Milk: Today and everyday", which focuses on the importance of milk and dairy products and how one should include milk in their daily routine. Milk is a versatile product you can add in your diet, as it can be a delicious source of various nutrients.

Let us look at the various nutrients provided by milk:

  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin-D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus

Also read: Does Milk Cause Weight Gain Or Is It Bad For Digestion? Expert Nutritionist Tells Us All

The rich nutrient content of milk provides various benefits to the body. Calcium content in milk helps in providing strength to your bones and teeth. It also helps in preventing bone diseases like osteoporosis. One-third of your bone mass consists of protein. It also constitutes around 50% of bone volume. The high protein content in milk makes it a key ingredient for bone health. Moreover, milk has got healthy fats, which might help you in keeping a healthy body weight. A popular Indian drink is turmeric milk (haldi doodh), which helps in faster recovery from injuries. Buttermilk can help in digestion heavy meals, as it can wash down fats. 

Doctors recommend breast milk for the baby (especially for the first 6-8 months). Breast milk helps the baby in fighting off various bacteria and viruses, which can lower the risk of asthma and allergies.

There are various types of milk produced and available in the dairy market. Let's have a look:

  1. Toned milk
  2. Double toned milk
  3. Standardised milk
  4. Full cream milk
  5. Skimmed milk

Milk can give a boost to your immunity and strengthen your bones
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Following are plant-based sources of milk

  1. Soy milk
  2. Almond milk
  3. Coconut milk
  4. Cashew milk
  5. Oat milk

Also read: Beware: The Froth In Your Milk Could Be Detergent

You can also go for lip-smacking milk products like yogurt, curd and kefir. They provide the gut with good bacteria and help in improving digestion and overall health. 

Also read: This Is The Best Milk For Kids, Teens And Adults; Recommended By Expert Nutritionist

Unfortunately, a large number of people have got lactose intolerance. This condition makes a person difficult to digest lactose, a kind of sugar in milk. People with lactose intolerance can opt for plant-based sources of milk. Here's wishing everyone a very Happy Milk Day! 

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