Drinking milk regularly, from the newborn stage all the way to old age is extremely beneficial.
Milk helps your child’s bones to grow and stay healthy. Milk is a wonderful source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and protein; all of which are required to keep their bones healthy and strong. Milk calcium helps in improving bone density which lowers the risk of stress fractures and osteoporosis in later life.
Calcium and Phosphorous in milk helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. Protein from milk forms a thin film on the enamel surface thereby preventing enamel damage. Dentists suggest that the only drink other than water that doesn’t cause tooth decay between meals is milk.
Milk has many nutrients that benefit your baby’s skin. Lactic Acid acts as a natural exfoliator in removal of dead cells, enzymes smoothen their skin, amino acids moisturize their skin and antioxidants in the milk protect their skin from environmental damage.
Muscles and Blood :
Milk is a great source of calcium. Calcium found in the muscles, blood and intercellular fluid aids the muscular and circulatory systems. Calcium helps contraction and expansion of both muscles and blood vessels. A cold nutritive glass of milk after your child comes back from playing outdoors helps in replenishing fluids and rebuilding muscles because of its protein content.
Vitamin A, present in milk, help maintain corneal transparency and conversion of light into neural impulses on the retina. Milk also helps keep the eyes well moisturized.
Weight Loss :
Studies demonstrate that children, whose diet included dairy products in any form daily, put on less body fat. However, keep in mind that while milk is healthy, it does have calories and therefore you are suggested to ensure that your child drinks only as much milk as is required to meet his dairy requirements of the day.
A glass of warm milk is a great stress buster. It helps tense muscles relax and soothes frayed nerves. It helps children who are having difficulty in falling asleep to relax and fall asleep.
Body Health :
In the long run, milk helps in reducing high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks. It helps in lowering high cholesterol and provides relief against constipation and heartburn. It also lowers the risk of strokes and some cancers such as bowel cancer. It is believed that consumption of milk over a long span of time lets high amounts of calcium build up in the body, protecting the bowel against damage from toxic bile acid.