Since we were little kids, we were told
that drinking milk will make us strong and healthy. But have you ever
thought about what exactly happens to our bodies when we drink milk?
No? Then you are in for a treat because I’m about to reveal some
really fascinating things about milk and its impact on our bodies. As
it turns out, drinking milk daily does not only provide health
benefits, but also health problems. So here we go…
First, I’d like to begin with the
benefits of drinking milk
Milk is a great source of calcium, and
this is exactly what our teeth and bones need to be strong. Drinking
milk can help protect your teeth from developing cavities and tooth
decay. As for your bones, not only kids can benefit from drinking
milk. We all know milk ensure the proper growth in kids, but adults
can benefit from drinking milk just as much. In fact, milk helps
improve bone density and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.
However, do not forget to take plenty of vitamin D with your milk as
it’s the only way your body will absorb all the calcium from milk.
Milk is very nutritious and relatively
low in calories at the same time. Milk contains proteins such as
casein, albumin, and globulin – elements that are responsible for
reducing appetite – which makes it a great snack. Drinking milk
helps burn more calories thanks to the calcium and Vitamin D that
increase your metabolism. As for muscle gain, again, milk is rich in
proteins that are responsible for muscle growth. And the amino acids
present in milk help reduce muscle soreness after a good heavy
Milk works great as a stress reliever.
After a hard, stressful day at the office, drink a cup of hot milk
before bed. It’ll help soothe your nerves and lull you to sleep.
While hot milk is good to calm your
nerves, ice cold milk works great as an energy booster. Whenever you
feel like your energy is drained, drink a glass of cold milk, you’ll
feel revitalized in no time.
If you experience heartburn, drinking
milk would be the simplest and yummiest way to reduce the pain. It
provides cooling sensation and coats the stomach lining which helps
eliminate the heartburn.
As we pretty much covered all the good
things about drinking milk, let’s take a look at some side effects
of drinking milk.
Gas, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation
– these are the symptoms you might experience from drinking milk if
you are lactose intolerant, or you gut bacteria does not agree with
lacto bacteria present in milk.
Not all elements present in milk are good for you. For example, D-galactose which is a by-product of lactose can cause skin inflammations. Recent studies revealed that teens who were drinking a higher amount of milk showed the symptoms of acne.