Published on Jun 18, 2018

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Milk is known for its richness of calcium and therefore its importance for your bones, but did you know that milk contains more than 9 other essential nutrients. Cow’s milk has long been associated with good health, which makes it one of the most consumed drinks in the US and Europe.

It contains valuable nutrients and can offer a number of health benefits. Calcium, for example, can prevent osteoporosis.

Some people, however, can not able to digest lactose, sugar in milk, after they are weaned, because they do not produce enough of the enzyme known as lactase. Lactase is necessary to digest milk properly.


With the expansion of lactose intolerance and allergies to milk, there are a number of milk substitutes, such as almonds and soy milk, have become available.

Dairy or milk products contain high quality proteins. Whey proteins contains for about 18% protein content in milk. Casein, a protein found only in milk, contains all the essential amino acids. It accounts for 82% of the total protein in milk and is used as a standard for the evaluation of proteins from other products. Protein is necessary for the creation and restoration of body tissues and the formation of antibodies that circulate in the blood and help fight infections.

Milk contains the following nutrients: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. Calcium, contained in milk, is easily absorbed by the body. Phosphorus plays a role in the absorption and absorption of calcium. Phosphorus is necessary in the correct ratio with calcium to form bones. Milk provides these two minerals in approximately the same proportion as in bones. Milk is also an important source of riboflavin (vitamin B2), which helps develop healthy skin and eyes, as well as vitamins A and D.

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