There are a million ways we consume milk everyday. From yogurt, to ice cream, or as a breakfast complement.
Although it is popularly known for its high content of calcium which results in strong bones and teeth, there are other nutritional benefits of milk which are not so known.
First of all, there are different types of milk;
Raw: It’s gotten fresh from a cow, might contain bacteria and is not recommended for drinking.
Pasteurized: Purified through a pasteurization process that kills off the bacteria.
Condensed: In this case, 60% of its water content is evaporated and substituted with sugar. Highly sweet and thick.
Evaporated: Just like condensed, it has 60% of its water content evaporated but it isn’t sweetened.
UHT: Ultra-High Temperature. It is heated at an ultra high temperature as its name implies for a short period of time to kill the bacteria.
Skimmed: This is usually a low- fat milk because all of its fat content has been removed.
Full Cream: The opposite of skimmed milk.
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Benefits of Milk on Skin
Milk contains a lot of skin-friendly nutrients that cause the skin to look healthy and youthful. It has been said that Queen Cleopatra of Egypt bathed in milk to rejuvenate her skin.
It contains the fat soluble Vitamin A , Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and other vitamins and minerals that make the skin glow. To get this, drinking milk regularly will make your skin blossom naturally.
For those who do not like the taste, non-fat milk or raw milk can be mixed with honey and warm water and applied on the face and neck. This would act as a cleanser and result in a skin free of blemishes.
Benefits of Milk on Hair
Milk contains casein, a protein which helps accelerate hair growth. Although the hair benefits of Casein has been a thing of debates, a glass of milk contains a wide range of nutrients that facilitate healthy hair.
The milk can be added in a spray bottle filled with water and other conditioning agents for maximum benefits. The mixture should be rinsed out after sprayed on hair and left for 10-15 minutes.
As with everything, milk-consumption should be done in moderation to reduce chances of chronic inflammation and other side effects influenced by the over-consumption of milk. Also anyone who is lactose-intolerant should abstain from