I really loved drinking milk growing up, but I grew older I made it a point to lessen my dairy intake because I had the wrong assumption that it was fattening. Like most adults I thought that milk is no longer crucial for the body’s health after my teenage years.
Apparently I was wrong!
Milk, particularly low-fat varieties, as part of a well-balanced diet, boasts a variety of health benefits for adult , including providing high-quality protein for the body and even helping promote weight management.
Let me run down some of the benefits of milk.
Calcium is naturally found in milk, and it prevents osteoporosis or bone loss in middle and old age, and women and elderly according to studies are more prone to bone degradation. An adult has a daily calcium requirement of 2 1/2 to 4 servings of milk daily.
The “Journal of the American College of Nutrition” released a review in 2005 noted that if you increase the dietary calcium intake results in lessening body fat, and especially body weight and fat loss due to a calorie-restricted dietary regimen. Participants in the said study, are less likely to regain weight after a period of weight loss if they increased calcium intake levels.
Fighting Tooth Decay
Tooth decay can happen at any age, and drinking dairy products, like milk, protects against tooth decay. Drinking milk lessens oral acidity, one contributing factor for decay. Drinking milk also stimulates saliva flow, which is one of the mouth’s primary defenses against decay, as it carries essential nutrients — like the calcium found in milk — to the teeth.
It is especially formulated to meet a Woman’s special nutritional needs.
- High Calciumessential for optimum bone health. It is also a source of Vitamins D and K, Magnesium and Phosphorus – nutrients to help maintain strong bones
- Low in Fat so you can enjoy this beverage without the risk of high caloric intake
- Source of Anti-oxidants such as Vitamins A & E and Zinc to help maintain healthy skin and promote optimum immune function.
For women like us , who are always on the go, and seeks to strike a balance between work and personal time to be able to enjoy life to the fullest. We need to stay fit and attractive, to look good and feel good whenever we can.
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Until next time!