Nutrition Benefits of Milk

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Milk has been used for thousands of years as a nutrition source but many cultures. Milk has been and still is readily available, that can be used by itself or as an additional ingredient to your diet. There are many different sources of milk that are full of nutritional value. Not all sources of milk can be used and there are also people who are allergic to milk.

Definitions used for milk are: Milk and Cream includes milk, cream, sour cream, eggnog, half-and-half and yogurt. Cheeses and Related Cheese Products include a wide variety of cheeses and Frozen Desserts includes ice cream, frozen custard, sherbet and water ices.

Milk is available in many forms, which includes yoghurts, cottage cheese, cheeses and the liquid form we call milk. Milk contains all the basic nutrients that are required for growing children. Milk is pack with fats, proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals. In each 8 ounce glass of milk there is 8 grams of protein. The daily requirements for you health obtain from the nutrients of milk is: 35% for calcium, 33% for riboflavin, 30% for vitamin B12, 10% for zinc, 25% for vitamin D, 16% for protein, 10% for Niacin, 20% for Phosphorus and 10% for vitamin A. Milk provides the lifetime vitamins you need. Vitamin D in milk provides the protection you need to help protect against rickets and osteoporosis. Vitamin D is available in nearly all milk sold. The nutrition value in milk has lead to increase nutrition diets without any adverse affects of weight gain. Weight gain can be directly attributed to eating unhealthy foods and drinks, whereas milk has the opposite effect in providing high level of nutrients to your diet.

Many health benefits are now being achieved through the use of probiotics and prebiotic. Probiotics have been used in yoghurt for many years and overseas they have also used probiotics in milk for many years. Probiotics are living microorganisms that favorably influence the health of the host by lower the pH of the intestinal tract so that pathogenic bacteria cannot survive and growing beneficial bacteria to compete with the pathogens for nutrients and space. Probiotics are associated with preventing diarrhea, relieving constipation, building immunity, preventing skin, allergy and improving women’s urogenital health. Prebiotics are non-digestible food components that increase the growth of these probiotic organisms in the gastrointestinal tract. These compounds are not digested in the small intestine, passing instead to the colon where they serve as fermentation substrates for probiotic bacteria. Synbiotics is the named given when the probiotic bacteria and prebiotic ingredients are combined.

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