Milk Benefits! 5 Powerful Reasons to Drink Milk Every Day
Milk has become such a mainstream beverage that we don’t even think about it that much. Soda, lemonade, tea, coffee – many times these options seem more appealing than a plain glass of milk.
However, there are a few things only good quality milk can offer to keep you strong and healthy in the long run. I dedicate today’s post to a simple, yet surprisingly powerful drink; let’s find out more about milk benefits:
Top 5 Milk Benefits
- Strong Bones
We know milk has plenty of calcium that strengthens bone structure at any age (not just for kids!). A single glass of milk (250ml) offers more than 20% of your daily calcium requirements.
Captain’s Tip: Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium tremendously, so drinking milk along with a good Vitamin D supplement can prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
- Muscle Growth
Cow’s milk is a great tool for muscle growth and recovery. It contains a complete type of protein, which means it has all the essential amino acids your body needs to stay strong, while preventing muscle soreness.
Captain’s Tip: If you live an active lifestyle or want to increase physical performance, adding some high-quality whey protein powder (originated from grass-fed cow’s milk) might be a great, healthy option.
- Weight loss
Drinking a glass of milk before bed is a common habit for children. That’s because milk is tasty, hydrating and surprisingly fulfilling! If you want to lose weight, drinking milk daily can help you maintain a healthy balance with your diet.
Captain’s Tip: For a hearty breakfast, you can combine a glass of milk with sugar-free oats and fruit; it’s healthy, fulfilling and very quick to make!
- Preventing Disease
Research conducted at Cardiff University shows that drinking milk regularly can decrease the chances of dying from coronary heart disease by up to 20%. Additionally, milk can lower blood pressure (often associated with type 2 diabetes).
- Fighting off Cold/Congestion
Struggling with a sore throat? Drinking milk may soothe the unpleasant symptoms of congestion and/or throat pain; furthermore, its high micronutrient content strengthens the immune system.