The importance of milk in our health

We have already known in advance what the calcium , and we have even echoed one of the food intolerances most frequent: the lactose intolerance . However, at this moment we are going to deal with an even more important issue: the importance of milk for our health .


As we could know in the note Calcium: the importance of calcium for bones , milk is one of the most important sources of calcium, so specialists recommend drinking milk daily from birth, to help form and maintain bone mass in our children.

The percentage of milk fat varies depending on the season of the year in which it is obtained, since it has 2.9% in summer and 4.9% in winter.

Although if you have enough fat there are processes that help reduce it and use it to make other products.

Although there are different types of milk depending on their treatment (an issue that we will echo in the not too distant future), the most common is whole milk, as it is usually sold in stores and hypermarkets.

The importance of milk for our health

Milk is important not only for the formation and maintenance of strong and healthy bones helping to prevent the onset of osteoporosis, since it is essential for the health of the most little ones .

From birth with the Breastfeeding Even adolescence itself, drinking milk daily is essential to help our children have strong and healthy bones.

This is possible thanks to the fact that their habitual consumption supplies one third of the daily needs.

Properties and benefits of milk

  • It contains both water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins, among which we find vitamins of group B, C, TO , niacin and riboflavin.
  • It also contains calcium, iron and proteins.
  • According to studies, drinking milk daily reduces the risk of breast cancer by 60%, especially in women.
  • It is recommended in cases of gastritis, since it is able to neutralize the acidity. In this case it is better to take it skim.

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