5 Health Benefits of Raw Milk
Which’s a power-packed food item filled with nutrients that is cheap and easy to have? It’s milk of course. When you’re off to office in a hurry, or at home but too tired to cook anything, why not down a glass or two of raw milk and say goodbye to hunger. With a great combination of carbohydrates, fats and protein, raw milk is nature’s healthy drink. Here are 5 health benefits of milk.
1. Increases strength gain
The protein content in milk is very high and is excellent for building muscle strength. Dextrose in milk boosts insulin, a muscle building hormone that helps transfer protein into your muscles. If you’re looking to gain weight naturally or you’re an exercise-enthusiast, there’s nothing better than raw milk to fuel your body. One cup of milk gives you the recommended daily proteins. It fuels your body all day.
2. Packed with nutrition
In addition to protein, milk is also a rich source of Vitamin D and Calcium, according to the recommended daily intake. Vitamin D and Calcium strengthen bones and teeth. Studies have also shown that a high dietary calcium intake decreases the risk of kidney stones and has been proven to help aid fat loss. Milk is also a great source of Potassium (maintains blood pressure), Vitamin B12 (maintains healthy red blood cells and nerve tissue), Vitamin A (maintains the immune system and normal vision and skin), Phosphorous (helps strengthen bones), Riboflavin (converts food into energy) and Niacin (metabolizes sugars and fatty acids).
3. Easy and cheap
Liquid food is easier to ingest than solid food, and digests quickly. Milk requires zero preparation to make and makes for an excellent meal if you’re running low on time and energy. It’s hassle free and all you need to do is gulp it down and you’re ready to start a fresh new day.
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