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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Milk - a natural and healthy drink

Milk is defined as a natural and healthy drink because it contains nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus and others. These substances help to build bones and teeth and improves the condition of the muscles and blood vessels.

Milk is a natural food and drink that is rich in carbohydrates and proteins. Low-fat milk contains many nutrients, but less calories. Milk has a low sodium content, which is important for the normal blood pressure.


One of the most important ingredients in milk is calcium. It plays an important role with regard to the bones and teeth. If a person is getting enough calcium, the risk to develop osteoporosis.

Calcium has more muscle, blood and intercellular fluid. Throughout our body strives to maintain a balanced level of calcium. If a imbalance and decrease in the levels of calcium, our bodies obtain it, it pulls from the bones.

According to Dr. Wendy Basilio milk is not only useful, but also helps to reduce weight. It provides not only a wide range of nutrients, but also replace some high-calorie drinks. About 12% of the calories we eat come from sodas or fruit juices. If you replace them with milk, will automatically reduce your calorie intake.


How much milk do we need?

According to Dr. Basilio's nice every day to drink three glasses of low-fat or skim milk. They are sufficient to obtain 100% of the necessary calcium, 75% of vitamin D, and other essential nutrients such as protein, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin A and 12.