In this article Milk – Disadvantages and Advantages, we have given you some facts about Milk. Many people are apprehensive about Milk and Milk products. This article will clarify some of your queries.


As our system requires all nutrients, milk is the best source to provide all nutrients to maintain well-balanced health. Milk is a highly nutritious white liquid which is produced from breasts { Mammary Glands} of females to feed infants at an early age as they are unable to digest other sources of food. Milk is an emulsion or colloid of butterfat globules within a water-based fluid that contains carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals.


Milk is not for everyone: Many people can’t tolerate milk as they are unable to digest lactose, a sugar founding milk or dairy products. Globally lactose intolerance affects 65% of the population. Lactose intolerance causes bloating, flatulence or diarrhea. Drinking lactose-free milk or taking a lactose supplement when consuming milk may ease or eliminate these symptoms.

Milk Allergy: Milk Allergy is caused when the body’s immune system produces an allergic antibody called immunoglobulin E {IgE} antibody. Wheezing, asthma, diarrhea, vomiting and gastrointestinal distress are common symptoms. Even Eczema, an itchy rash and or inflammation in the nose, which leads to bleeding is possible. Pneumonia, and anaphylaxis, potentially fatal hypersensitivity reactions are also possible. Avoid overconsumption of milk as it contains saturated also possible. This may lead to high levels of kidney problems, constipation and an increase in the risk of heart problems. Breast Milk is the best choice for infants under one year.

Benefits of Drinking Milk:

  • Amazing Complexion: Consumption of milk makes your skin soft, smooth and glowing. It also improves complexion.
  • Strong Teeth: As milk is the best source of calcium one can have strong teeth without cavities and tooth decay by consuming fortified milk with Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential to absorb calcium.

  • Muscle Growth:  Milk helps in muscle growth avoiding muscle soreness as milk has high protein in it.
  • Healthy Bones: As milk has a combination of nutrients including Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Protein and Vitamins K2, you will have strong healthy bones and also prevents diseases like Osteoporosis and minimize bone fractures.

  • Prevent Weight Gain: High Protein content in milk helps to reduce hunger pangs for a longer period of time, thus preventing overeating habits. Obviously, it also reduces the risk of obesity.  The conjugated linoleic acid also helps in weight loss by promoting fat breakdown and fat production.
  • Maintains Healthy Heart: As milk is rich in Potassium it reduces Blood Pressure, which in turn prevents the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Avoid Cancer: Milk fortified with Vitamin D regulates cell growth so that it prevents cancers like Colorectal and Ovarian.
  • To overcome Depression: Fortified Vitamin D milk helps to overcome depression and chronic fatigue as it supports the production of Serotonin, a hormone associated with mood, appetite, and sleep.

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  • Rajeshwari

    Useful and informative…

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