In today’s health conscious world and with more and more people turning to plant based diets, we explore the health benefits of drinking milk - one of the most nutritious products there is.
It has been part of our diet for hundreds of centuries.
By consuming it you’re supporting the livelihoods of dairy farmers across the country, a profession that may have been in the family for years.
It’s nutritionally dense - more so than you may think.
We are talking about milk, of course and with a nation that constantly changes its dietary standards, we take a look at a few reasons why you should think about consuming this essential dairy product.
Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, there aren’t many single foods that are as high in nutrients as one glass of milk, according to healthline.com.
These include important vitamins such as B2 and B12 (B12 is especially imperative in tackling anemia and keep blood cells healthy), along with being a great source of calcium and protein.
The whey protein present in dairy can help to boost your mood during stressful periods of time.
The increase in fad diets over recent years has somewhat tainted the benefits of consuming milk, but it has been helping to nourish our nation for over 11,000 years.
Leading nutritionists and UK scientists launched The Milk Manifesto this year which aims to really highlight how milk really benefits our bodies. Read more here.
Science has shown us that as milk is high in calcium, iodine and protein, a mix that has a positive relationship with decreasing type 2 diabetes and improving heart health.
We know the calcium content in milk is absolutely beneficial to good bone health and is a great addition to a child’s healthy, balanced diet.
Last year, the Government were considering reintroducing free school milk in an attempt to improve children’s health alongside boosting struggling dairy producers. Read more here.
It’s delicious. What more do you want?