Cow’s milk, of course, is processed, but not engineered or fabricated. The major share of milk, roughly, eighty seven percent, is constituted by water. The remaining thirteen percent contains fat soluble vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, water soluble vitamins, and minerals. This is termed as the solid portion of milk. It is these solid nutrients that give milk the status of nature’s most nearly perfect food.
The proteins in milk excel in its quality level. Eighteen percent of the milk protein is formed by whey proteins. Casein, yet another protein found in milk is rich in almost all the essential amino acids. Milk proteins help in body repair and also help in the formation of antibodies. Thus, milk plays a major role in fighting against various infections.
Other nutrients present in milk are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. The milk present in calcium is easily absorbed by the body. Phosphorous, yet another mineral essential for the strength of bones, is also found in milk in the right ratio. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), essential for the healthy skin and glowing eyes, are also abundant in milk. Vitamin A and Vitamin D are also present in milk.
Doctors prescribe milk as an indispensable part of the daily diet of those who are under osteoporosis treatment.
Our body finds it difficult to meet its calcium requirements, if not provided with a minimum of one glass of milk. If you find the taste of milk as intolerable, you need to take in milk products. Weight loss professionals advise obese people to drink milk daily as it helps in bringing down their body mass. The presence of nine major nutrients makes it capable of providing the required nutritional support to the body muscles. In short, milk truly deserves to be called the most well-balanced drink. However, the ‘golden dieting rule’ that too much of anything is harmful to body serves good in the case of milk as well.