#4: Impressive health benefits of milk

that give you more reasons to drink Me n’ Mil!

Cow’s milk is a nutrient-rich beverage that may benefit your health in several ways. Don’t forget that it’s naturally produced to nourish newborn cows and to help them grow fast! Milk is human’s first food as well, and has been part of our diet for thousands of years. It’s easy to see why, as milk is nutritious, versatile and delicious!

To begin with, milk is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. It provides us with potassium, B12, calcium, vitamin D and A, magnesium, zinc and thiamine. Additionally, it contains protein and hundreds of different fatty acids, including conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and omega-3, which reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Compared to other types of milk, low-fat cow’s milk like Me n’ Mil, has significantly higher amounts of CLA, omega-3 fatty acids and beneficial antioxidants, such as vitamin E and beta-carotene, which reduce inflammation and fight oxidative stress!

Protein is the basic building block of the human body and is needed for overall growth, development and cell repair as well. The proteins in fresh milk are especially helpful because they contain all the 9 essential amino acids, the protein building blocks we lack the ability to make and must therefore include in our diet. So, drinking milk after a workout can decrease muscle damage, promote muscle repair, increase strength and even decrease muscle soreness! Plus, it’s a natural alternative to those highly processed post-workout recovery protein drinks!

Our parents were right: Drinking milk is essential for maintaining strong, healthy bones! This means that not only the children have the need of fresh milk while their bones are still developing, but also the adults, as bone density decreases over the years, need to maintain their bones healthy and firm in order to prevent osteoporosis. Fresh milk is also good for the teeth; it prevents their decay and creation of cavities. What’s more, protein in milk is a key nutrient for bone health, that makes up about 50% of bone volume and around 1/3 of bone mass!

Low-fat milk contains a variety of components that may contribute a lower risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Its high-protein helps you feel full for a longer period of time, which may prevent overeating. Both CLA and calcium promote fat breakdown and inhibit fat absorption in the body. In addition, the branched-chain aminos in the whey of fresh milk, work in concert with calcium to create a fat-burning effect, making milk preferable to calcium supplements, as a way to manage weight and improve body composition.

The vitamins and minerals in fresh milk might help lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Vitamin A for example, functions as an antioxidant and can fight inflammation, a contributor to heart disease. Calcium, vitamin D and potassium in combination with a reduced sodium (salt) intake, can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Especially, a low-fat fresh milk like Me n’ Mil, can be a way better choice, because it lacks the fat content of whole dairy products and offers health benefits, yet lowers the risks associated with consuming saturated fat and cholesterol.

Did you know that drinking milk every day makes you happy? Adequate vitamin D levels and tryptophan-amino acid support the production of serotonin, a hormone people associate with mood, appetite, and sleep! And, we saved the best for last: Milk gives you shiny, soft and healthy skin, due to some amino acids that keeps the hydration in it. That’s why Cleopatra had baths in milk, but you can achieve the same effect, just by drinking it every day!

If you ‘ve read this till the end, CONGRATS! Now, you have even more reasons to incorporate Me n’ Mil into your diet for a healthy nutrition and a well-balanced lifestyle!