What do the vitamin and nutrients in dairy milk actually do for you? All of the structural components of our body. Including muscles, tissues and bones are maintained through our consumption of healthy vitamins, minerals, micronutrients and macronutrients. They play a role in our overall health from head to toe.
Here are some of the benefits of drinking dairy milk:
Builds strong teeth and bones.
You may associate milk with strong bones (those marketing campaigns of old really made an impact!), and for good reason. Milk is a great source of calcium. An essential mineral that your body can’t make for itself and must get from the food you eat.UFABET
Calcium is necessary for strong bones and teeth. And it helps your body maintain muscle movement, blood clotting and nerve signaling. Strong bones can help fend off osteoporosis (loss of bone mass) and lower your risk of fractures.
You’ll find in a cup of cow’s milk, depending on the type:
- Nonfat (skim) milk: 299 milligrams (mg)
- 1% milk: 305 mg
- 2% milk: 295 mg
- Whole milk: 276 mg
Most adults need about 1,000 to 1,200 mg of calcium per day. So a cup of dairy milk can go a long way toward getting you there.
But it’s not just calcium alone that builds strong bones. We know that calcium does that, but more and more. We’re finding that other nutrients are involved. Including vitamin K2 and vitamin D. And milk is a good source of both of those.
High in protein
Milk is a good source of high-quality protein with about 8 grams of protein per cup. It can be especially beneficial if you struggle to get enough protein.
Your body needs protein in order to build and repair cells in your muscles, bones and skin. It’s also important for oxygenating your red blood cells. Regulating your hormones, speeding up exercise recovery and more.
Even better, milk is considered a complete protein. Which means that it contains all nine essential amino acids that your body can’t produce on its own.