Why you should drink milk


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Whether cows milk should be drunk by humans has been a controversial topic for many years. It seems like more and more people are letting go of dairy in general. If people choose to let go of this superfood, they should know they are missing out on lots of benefits.

Cow milk is said to be “Unnatural” to be drunk as humans. However, some people’s ancestors have been ingesting large amounts of dairy for thousands of years. Their genes have now adapted to the dairy and it is beneficial for them.

This being said, if they do have the ability to digest milk, they should be taking advantage of it. It’s packed with important nutrients like potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. It has even been called “Nature’s most perfect food.”

A glass of milk is often an overlooked way to get daily nutrients. One 8oz glass already contains more than 25% of a person’s daily need for calcium, along with nine other essential nutrients.

The unique creamy taste of milk comes from its abundance of essential fatty acids. These are important because they are the building blocks of fat in people’s bodies. Fatty acids help maintain a healthy weight and are a secondary burner for people’s bodies when they need more energy. 

Kids that drink milk when they are little are shown to have a higher bone density and mass then kids that didnt when they grow up. Calcium is the reason for this, as it is necessary for bones to grow, and stay strong. It is also not found in a lot of other foods, and if it is, it is not much. 

Milk can also help soothe some stomach problems such as heartburn. It acts as a stomach and esophagus liner, easing the burning sensation people get from heartburn.

Milk even has a history of being used in ancient Egypt for youthful benefits. Cleopatra would bath in milk to improve the texture and look of her skin. Lactic acid removes dead skin cells and stimulates the growth of new ones. This acid is found in milk.

One serving of milk has more protein than an egg. Protein is the basic structure of cells. Every cell contains it. It creates and repairs cells, making it essential for all ages. 

Milk is an amazing way to nourish your body. Heathline.com even states that milk can be considered a whole meal because it contains the nine essential nutrients. This being said, the people able to drink milk  should be taking advantage of it.