Milk: nourishing or toxic? Things you didn’t know about milk.

Natural milk is a staple food in a healthy diet, along with vegetables, fruits, cereals, meat and eggs. In addition to his role as a nutritious, milk can help maintain and improve health, but experts warn that by cooking or pasteurization, milk can become toxic to the body.

Doctors have noticed that people who do not drink milk are usually those who have excess weight problems or other diseases.

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Fresh milk consumption benefits are found not only at the level of the skeletal system and the digestive tract, but also in the increasing resistance to diseases, in lowering the risk of cancer or in the reduction of blood pressure.

Milk and dairy products contain a number of natural compounds (minerals, essential amino acids, lactic acid bacteria, phospholipids), whose biological value and efficiency cannot be matched by any other food. Through the intake of calcium, phosphorus and protein, milk is the ideal food for optimal bone growth, being the product of reference in nutritional prevention of osteoporosis. Nutrients in milk strengthens not only the bones but also the immune system, teeth, ensures optimal digestion, lowers blood pressure and helps maintain the balance of weight gain.

Natural milk is one of the few foods that are present in all the nutrients in optimal proportions: protein (3-3.5%), carbohydrates (4-5%) and fat (3.5-4.5 percent), as well as all minerals essential to life. Attention however: by boiling or pasteurizing, milk loses essential enzymes.

Things you didn’t know about milk:

You can lose weight with 30% faster if your diet includes milk and dairy products (yoghurt, kefir, fresh cheese). Calcium from the milk binds to dietary fats from the intestine and blocks the absorption through the process of saponification.

Milk is the only product of animal origin does not create acidosis. It is known that plant products (vegetables, fruits, cereals) are alkaline and animal products (meat, fish, eggs) will result in an acid environment. Well, milk is the exception its presence in the body is neutral.

Teens who consume milk (3-4 servings per day) are likely to grow in height with 0.45% more independent of genetic factors. In other words, people grow with a plus of 0.5-1 cm per year.

Milk reduces high blood pressure and decreases by 50% the risk of strokes. There is a significant inverse association between blood pressure and intake of calcium, magnesium and potassium in the diet. These minerals are in optimal proportions and all in one place only in milk. Therefore, non-fat milk and dairy products can be considered as foods in the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure at any age, including children, adolescents and pregnant women.

Most effective toothpaste in fighting tooth decay is … milk. Minerals (especially calcium and phosphorus), proteins and fat from milk are highly effective tooth decay. The milk neutralizes the pH of the acid in the mouth, preventing bacteria from adhering tooth enamel.

Nothing can replace milk as a source of calcium to the body. Although there are high amounts of calcium in other foods (vegetables, fruits, cereals), only from this mineral can be absorbed and used effectively. The milk is there optimum calcium/phosphorus ratio = 1/3, intestinal absorption is 40% (versus 5% of vegetable), and calcium content is significant (calcium 125 mg/100 ml, versus 21 mg/100 g calcium in soy).

There are noble bacteria in milk called PRO-biotic which is favourably to life (in contrast to the term ANTI-biotic, meaning against survival). Milk is a living food, lactic bacteria being “responsible” for the diversity of taste and consistency of the products that can be obtained from milk. These bacteria reach the small intestine where balances and regenerates the bacterial flora responsible for both immunity and optimal digestion.

There is no phenomenon called lactose intolerance, it is just a temporary decline in the body’s ability to digest milk sugar. With little effort and introducing gradually the milk in the diet we get rid of the transient bloating caused by it.

Milk contains 83% water, so it’s not only food, but also a source of hydration. Provided to be skimmed, milk can be drunk as water. In this way the demand for minerals is covered, and the caloric intake is negligible (30 cal/100 ml).

Milk is a source of serotonin, an essential amino acid that cannot be synthesized in the body and must be taken from food. The level of this substance in the brain determines the relaxation. Moreover, the consistency of creamy dairy products such as cream, yogurt, ice cream, stimulate cortical area responsible for the exclusive feel of good mood, so it’s not surprising that milk can be a very effective antidepressant.


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