World Milk Day, a day created by the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food. The day aims to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the milk industry. Milk is an important part of a healthy balanced diet and World Milk Day provides the perfect opportunity to spread the word
Celebrations this year has a special campaign carried out by the Global Dairy Platform called “Raise a Glass” and a campaign hashtag: #WorldMilkDay.
There are so many myths surrounding milk that you need to stop believing. On World Milk Day, we look at some myths & facts about milk:-
Myth #1: Raw milk is healthier
The consumption of raw milk increases the risk for infection and serious illness. It is not recommended for children to drink raw milk. All milk intended for direct consumption should be pasteurized. Pasteurization kills potentially harmful bacteria without affecting the taste or nutritional value of milk.
Myth #2: There is no harm drinking unlimited milk.
Too much quantity of anything is bad. Milk contains D-Galactose, which has been shown to induce oxidative stress damage and chronic inflammation that further leads to heart disease, bone loss, muscle loss & cancer.
Myth #3: We should avoid milk during cough & cold.
Fact: Avoid taking plain milk in case of cough and cold. Instead drink milk with turmeric. Turmeric mixed in warm milk is a popular and effective way to fight against cold and cough. Drinking a glass of warm turmeric milk before sleep helps in faster recovery from cold and cough.
Myth #4: Organic Milk is Much Healthier Than Regular Milk
Both types of milk — organic and regular milk — are highly nutritious. Both organic and conventional dairy farmers are committed to producing high-quality milk and maintaining proper animal care and environmental practices on their farms.
Myth #5: Drinking milk can help you lose weight.
While advertisers would like you to believe that drinking milk can slim you down, studies consistently show that dairy products offer zero benefits for weight control.
Myth #6: Consumption of milk can lead to early puberty.
This is another bizarre myth we keep hearing about. However, this too, has been proven to be false. Drinking too much milk has no link to children hitting puberty early. In fact, growing children should be drinking milk because of all the calcium that it has to offer.
Myth #7 You can’t have milk if you’re lactose intolerant.
You can absolutely continue consumption of milk even if you’re lactose intolerant. Lactose-free milk is available in the markets now. It’s nutritional value does not change and it tastes the same. Hence, giving you all the benefits that milk should.
Myth #8: More milk means stronger bones
Study results are mixed when it comes to the skeleton-strengthening benefits of calcium.
Don’t forget that milk is almost a perfect food and there’s no reason to eliminate it from you diet as long as you get good quality milk. At the same time, a healthy and balanced diet is made up of a number of foods and nutrients that are equally important.
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