Milk is actually way better for you than is advertised! We hear all about milk being a great provider of calcium, but did you know it also contains needed fat, carbohydrates and proteins as well as vitamins and minerals.
- Carbohydrates are used by the body for energy. In cow’s milk lactose (a carbohydrate) is used to sweeten the milk.
- Fats are not only important for healthy cells but many vitamins and minerals need fat to be absorbed into the body. A diet that contains all needed vitamins and minerals will still not keep the nutrition without adequate fat intake.
- Milk not only contains a good supply of your needed daily intake of calcium but also contains phosphorous, vitamin A, and B vitamins. These vitamins and minerals assist your body in creating stronger bones, vibrant skin and help keep your immune system working properly. B vitamins also help keep your energy up.
- Protein is the building block of every cell in your body. From your hair, skin and nails to your muscles and organs, protein is the essential building block and renewal system. Milk contains a very good amount of your needed daily intake of protein, nearly 8 grams!