Milk contains nine essential nutrients, making it one of the most nutrient-dense beverages you can enjoy. Drinking 8 ounces of delicious, satisfying milk can help get you on your way to meeting the Dietary Guidelines
01.CALCIUM (30% DV*)
Calcium helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth. It also plays an important role in nerve function, muscle contraction and blood clotting.
02.POTASSIUM (11% DV)
Potassium regulates the body’s fluid balance, helps maintain normal blood pressure and is needed for muscle activity and contraction.
03.PHOSPHORUS (20% DV)
Phosphorus helps strengthen bones and generates energy in the body’s cells.
04.PROTEIN (16% DV)
Protein builds and repairs muscle tissue and serves as a source of energy during high-powered endurance exercise
05.VITAMIN A (10% DV)
Vitamin A helps maintain normal vision and skin, helps regulate cell growth and maintains the integrity of the immune system.
06.VITAMIN D (25% DV)
Vitamin D helps promote the absorption of calcium and enhances bone mineralization
07.VITAMIN B12 (13% DV)
Vitamin B12 helps build red blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to working muscles.
08.RIBOFLAVIN (24% DV)
Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, helps convert food In to energy – a process crucial for exercising muscles.
09.NIACIN (10% DV)
Niacin (or niacin equivalent) is important for the normal function of many enzymes in the body and is involved in the metabolism of sugars and fatty acids.
Just how important milk’s nutrients are for your body’s health!
Proteins - 8 grams
Carbohydrates (lactose) - 11 grams
Fats (depending on the type of milk: nonfat or whole milk - from less than 1 gram to 8 grams)
Calcium - 0.3 grams (about 35% of the daily doze needed for children). Calcium is absorbed much better from milk than from other products because it contains also vitamin D (which boosts calcium absorption)
Vitamin B2 - a glass of milk contains 25% of the recommended daily doze for adults
Vitamin B12 - 30% of the recommended doze for children
Vitamin D - 25% of the recommended doze for adults
Vitamin A - 10% of the recommended doze for adults
Zinc - 10% of the recommended doze for children
Proteins are some of the most important elements in raw milk. Several types of proteins can be found only in milk, like caseins (80% of milk proteins). Caseins have an appropriate amino acid composition for growth and development of the young. Other proteins in milk include enzymes, proteins involved in transportation of nutrients, proteins involved in diseases resistance (antibodies) and other growth factors. Milk is rich in calcium, which is required for strong teeth and bones. A daily 8-ounce glass of whole milk contains one third of the calcium needed by larger children and adults. Phosphorus, necessary for the proper growth and hardness of bones, is more abundant in human milk than in cow milk.
Effect of milk basic protein on bone metabolism in healthy young women.
Milk has more beneficial effects on bone health than other food sources. studies shown that milk whey protein, especially its basic protein fraction (milk basic protein, MBP), contains several components capable of promoting bone formation and inhibiting bone resorption. Thus milk is required for MBP on the bone mineral density and bone metabolism of healthy young women.