Nutrition, Health & Wellness

Health Benefits of Milk

Health Benefits of Milk

Reinforces your bones and teeth and keeps them healthy

nutritionla-goodness-blog-1Bone health

Milk and dairy products are providers of calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and protein which are all essential for healthy bone growth and development.

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy from early childhood and throughout life can help to make the bones strong and protect them against diseases like osteoporosis (a debilitating, brittle bone disorder) in later life.

Health benefits of Butter

Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

Butter is high in saturated fat which has been suggested to be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to increases in total cholesterol in the blood.
However, many studies are questioning this, finding that there is no association between saturated fat and risk of heart disease. Some studies also show that butter actually has a relatively small influence on cholesterol levels and is not associated with heart disease. Despite this it is still advisable to consume butter in moderation and enjoy it as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Health benefits of Yoghurt

Lactose intolerance

Lactose is the main carbohydrate found in milk and dairy products and is digested by the enzyme lactase into its absorbable components – glucose and galactose – which are then used as fuel by the body.

Nutrients in butter

Butter is useful for those requiring energy-dense diets, such as those with small appetites. It is also important for us all to include small amounts of fat in the diet as fat has a number of important roles and butter is a useful source of fat. Fat forms structural components of the brain tissue, nerves and cell membranes and is also involved in the synthesis of important hormones and supplies energy.

Nutrients in Milk

Milk is one of the most nutritionally complete foods available in the food market.
It is naturally a good provider of a whole range of nutrients essential to growth, development and maintenance of the human body and contains no artificial preservatives or colourings.
Relatively small quantities of milk can provide a significant proportion of daily nutrient requirements for all age groups making it nutrient rich relative to its energy content. Milk therefore makes a significant contribution to the human diet through provision of the macro-nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Nutrients in Yoghurt

Yogurt is a fermented milk product made by adding a harmless bacteria culture to milk.
As with all dairy products it naturally contains many nutrients essential to growth, development and maintenance of the human body.
Numerous different types and flavours of yogurts are now available and the market is continually growing.