Milk is a calcium-rich drink that’s loaded with nutrients like protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B12, as well as Vitamin D if it is fortified milk. This makes it an excellent addition to your diet. But according to Ayurvedic wisdom, to make the most of the health benefits of milk, one should know how to drink it.
According to ayurveda there is a certain time to drink milk. So, read to know which is the best time to drink milk according to ayurveda.
Morning: According to the Vedas, milk should be avoided in the morning, as it becomes quite heavy to digest. It also makes you lethargic.
Evening: Drinking a glass of milk in the evening is good for old people. If you are suffering from certain health conditions like stones in your kidney, it helps in alleviating that.
Night: In accordance with Ayurveda, drinking milk at night is the best time for anyone. It helps in removing stress and tiredness, and helps in getting a good night’s sleep.
Best Ways to Drink Milk
The best milk is freshly milked from the cow. This is obviously not possible for most people. Second best is to briefly boil milk and drink it warm. Never boil milk for long periods of time, as prolonged heat destroys the nutrients.
Whisk it to a froth and sip slowly.
Healthy Turmeric Milk Recipe
Golden Turmeric Milk or Haldi Doodh is a powerful Ayurvedic Indian drink with medicinal properties and a great immunity booster.
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup water
- 2-3 black peppercorns
Warm milk and water over low heat and stir in the turmeric powder. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. This will reduce the milk to one cup. Turn off the heat and add crushed black pepper. Drink the milk hot or warm.
Facts To Consider While Consuming Milk
However, there are some exceptions to it too. One should take into consideration these facts while consuming milk.
Avoid Milk if Any of These Conditions Are Present
- Stomach aches
Buttermilk may be taken in such cases. Ghee should also be avoided.
* Milk is packed with essential nutrients and comes with so many benefits. However, there are some people who are lactose intolerant. In that case, milk should be completely avoided.
* Warm milk relaxes your body, aids in sleep and cures your constipation, whereas drinking cold milk in the night or combining it with unsuitable food items like melons or banana can cause digestion problems, cough, and allergies..
* Milk should never be combined with salt, as both of them have exactly the opposite qualities.
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Source- NDTV, Boldsky.com