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Milk Health Benefits

We have news! Your mom was right.. drinking milk is good for health. What she didn’t tell you is that milk has lots more health benefits- milk can help you lose weight, gain muscle & reduce the risk of heart attack. We’ll tell you about that.

Studies have shown that subjects who consumed 3 daily servings of dairy lost more belly fat, than those who did not.

Milk contains a combination of muscle building proteins- whey protein & casein protein. Whey Protein is the fast absorbing protein that your muscles use for repair and growth after your workout. That’s why the best protein supplements contain highest amounts of whey protein. Milk with whey protein supplement makes a great pre-workout snack and post-workout snack.

Casein protein is slow absorbing protein. So, a glass of milk before you sleep supplies your muscles with protein all through the night, for repair and growth activity.

Studies also show that people who drank milk were 10 to 15 percent less likely to have heart disease and 20% less likely to suffer heart attack.

For those people that are lactose intolerant, yogurt benefits you just like milk does. If yoghurt doesn’t work, you can try soy milk. Note that over consumption of soy has side effects on your hormones.

Is chocolate milk good also for health?
Chocolate milk is fine after an intense workout as the simple carbohydrates supply much needed glycogen to your muscle, but otherwise, it can make you gain weight due to its sugar content

Milk Nutrition Facts:
1 cup milk contain 11-12 gm carbohydrates & 8 gm of protein.

Full fat, whole milk or 2% milk) contains 122 calories, 5 gm fat
Low fat or 1% milk contains 102 calories, 2.5 gm fat
Fat free or skim milk contains 83 calories, less than 0.5 gm fat

All three types of milk contains approximately same amount of vitamins and minerals: Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, Sodium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc

We recommend drinking low fat milk- fat slows digestion, so it increases satiety and increases absorption of nutrients.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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