Benefits of Milk – What’s In A Glass?


Milk Does A Body Good … Actually

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Believe it or not, there is NO other beverage that contains a more complete nutrition package than a glass of milk. When compared to calcium-fortified foods and beverages, milk is not only one of the least expensive choices for meeting those daily calcium requirements, but it also provides a healthy dose of eight other essential nutrients, including the following…..

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  • Bone-strengthening calcium – Calcium helps build bone mass, maintain bone density and may also help control blood pressure.
  • High-quality protein – The protein in milk contains essential amino acids – About three glasses of milk provides about half the protein adults need each day.
  • Potassium – Potassium is crucial to regulate the balance of fluids in the body. Cup for cup, milk has 10 times as much as an equal serving of the leading sports drink.
  • Vitamin A – The vitamin A in milk contributes to normal vision. It also helps regulate cell growth and maintain the integrity of the immune system.
  • Vitamin D – Vitamin D helps promote the absorption of calcium and optimal bone mineralization.
  • Carbohydrates – Carbohydrates provide an important fuel for active adults.
  • B Vitamins – B vitamins such as B-12, niacin and riboflavin are necessary to convert food to energy for exercising muscles.
  • Phosphorus – One glass of milk provides 20 percent of an adult’s daily phosphorus requirement, which helps strengthen bones and generates energy in your body’s cells.
  • Water for hydration – 90 percent of milk is water so it can help provide fluid to keep the body hydrated.

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One Response

  1. The health benefits in carrot juice are almost innumerable. The carrot is a great source of vitamins and minerals and therefore is a great base for all your vegetable juices.Carotene is what causes the yellow/orange colour.Another name for carotene is pro vitamin A. It contains a good number of other minerals vitamin – B, C, D, E, K, sodium, and potassium. All of these nutrients are essential to maintaing great health.

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