Sunday, 19 May 2013

Importance of Milk for good health

  1. The vitamin A present in cow’s milk is necessary for the growth and development of epithelial and mucosal tissue. These tissues protect the body against toxins and invading organisms.
  2.  It is a good source of iodine (a mineral essential for thyroid function) and riboflavin & vitamin B12; two vitamins that are necessary for cardiovascular health.
  3. It is rich in calcium & potassium and prevents formation of kidney stones in the body. 
  4. Carbohydrates. The carbohydrate in all Milks is lactose or Milk sugar (4-5%).
  5. Fats. Fats contain 3.5% to 4% of fats in emulsified form. Milk fat is a good source of Vitamins A and D when Milk is allowed to stand for sometime, fat rises to the surface as cream, Chemically, milk fat consists of some vital fatty acids.
  6. Cow Milk contains 3.2% of proteins; 4.4% of Lactose, 4.1% of Fats; and 87.5% of water.
  7. Goat Milk contains 3.5% of Protein, 4.6% of Lactose, 4.5% of Fats and 86.5% of water. 
  8. Human milk contains 1.1% of protein; 7.4% of Lactose; 3.4% of Fats and 88.0% of water.

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