Posts Tagged ‘Milk’

Whole milk could be better for kids than skim milk

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Giving kids whole milk may be a better option over skim milk, a new research has revealed.

According to Dr. David S. Ludwig, an endocrinologist at Boston Children”s Hospital, and Dr. Walter C. Willet, Fredrick John Stare professor of epidemiology and nutrition chair at the Harvard School of Public Health in Cambridge wanted to find which milk is more nutritious.

Their study showed that 2 cups of milk is enough for children, CBS News reported.

The authors point out that there are only a few clinical trials that have looked at the benefits of reduced-fat milk compared to whole milk.

Most people just assume the lower-fat milk has fewer calories, which theoretically decreases total caloric intake and lessens weight gain.

However, researchers said that just because someone lowers fat intake doesn”t necessarily mean that it will help with losing the pounds.


Types of milk and their benefits

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

You are never too old to drink milk. Milk is full of vitamins and nutrients. Earlier, there were just two types of milk that we knew of – raw milk and boiled milk. However, with changing times and keeping the health conscious people in mind, markets are being bombarded with different kinds of milk. Today, we will tell you more about the kinds of milk and their benefit in the following paragraphs.

Milk is packed with calcium and phosphorous which is needed for development of bones in children, protein required for muscle repair and nutrients that provide energy. While milk is a must for kids, health conscious folk think twice before gulping down a glass. However, there is the low fat milk/skimmed/toned milk available for the calorie conscious.


Top tips to beat acidity

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Most people suffer from acidity these days but the good news is that it is a completely reversible condition. Here are a few tips to beat it!

Are your eating habits irregular? Do you eat out a lot? Do you love spicy food? And have you been experiencing burning sensations in the throat, gas formation, sour taste in your mouth and fatigue? Chances are that you are suffering from acidity.

What causes acidity?

Acidity is caused when the digestive juices produced in our stomach are not utilised completely. In fact the acid helps digest food we eat. However, when there isn’t enough food for digestion or if there is an over production of this acid, you will experience acidity pangs.


Importance of minerals: Iron and calcium

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Although they are required in small portions, minerals form an extremely important part of a nutritious diet. In this article, we shine a spotlight on iron and calcium.

Minerals as a food group

Minerals are inorganic elements present in the soil and water. These are absorbed by plants and enter our bodies when we consume these plants. Similarly, animals also obtain minerals from eating plants.

Minerals as a food are classified under micro-nutrients along with vitamins. Essentially we need a small quantity, hence they are also known as trace elements. Minerals cannot be created by the human body and nutritious food is the main source of minerals. Therefore, it’s imperative that we consume a balanced diet from which we get all the different types of minerals. Dietary supplements like multi-vitamin pills also provide minerals.


Raid your kitchen for effective beauty secrets

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Forget about making a run to the cosmetics shop. Your very own kitchen is full of great natural beauty products for the skin.

Your kitchen is full of alternatives to those expensive, chemical based and processed, over-the-counter cosmetics. And are more importantly a much healthier and skin-friendly formulation. So why not use them?

Here are some food swaps for your routine skin care products. The best part? You can find them all in your very own kitchen!

Natural cleansers

  • Milk (lactic acid), sugar cane (glycolic acid), and grapes (tartaric acid) make wonderful facial cleansers.
  • Olive oil or sesame oil can be used as make-up removers.
  • Strawberries contain natural salicylic acid, which is a great cleanser for acne prone skin.


Kids should drink no more than 2 glasses of milk daily

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Milk is an important source of vitamin D and calcium in children’s diets.

But drinking more than two glasses a day could deplete iron stores in their bodies, raising the risk for anemia, a new study suggests.

When researchers looked at daily milk intake as it related to iron and vitamin D levels in about 1,300 preschoolers, they found that drinking 2 cups of milk a day seemed optimal for most children, says lead researcher and pediatrician Jonathon L. Maguire, MD, of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Drinking 3 cups or more of milk was associated with slightly lower ferritin levels in the blood, but the levels were still within the normal range for most children. Ferritin levels indicate how much iron is stored in the body.

The more milk the children drank, the lower their ferritin levels tended to be.


Why chocolate milk is the best post-workout drink

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Chocolate milk tops the list when it comes to fuelling yourself after a hard session at the gym.

This is because every cup of chocolate milk contains between eight and 11 grams of protein.

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also found that, when taken immediately after exercise, milk-based proteins promote greater muscle protein synthesis than soy-based proteins, Fox News reported.

Finally, another reason why post-workout chocolate milk is beneficial is because cow”s milk contains about 80 percent casein protein content and 20 percent whey protein content.

This is ideal because the whey protein is fast-acting, allowing amino acids to get right into the muscle tissue, while the casein protein is digested slower, providing a steady stream of amino acids over a lengthier period of time.


Glass of milk makes for smarter brain

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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Drinking a glass of milk daily not only smartens the brain but also supplies the vital nutrients it requires to be in a peak condition.

Besides the many known benefits of milk, from bone health to cardiovascular health, the potential to stave off mental decline would potentially benefit an aging population.

Adults who drank more milk scored significantly higher on memory and other brain function tests than those who drank little to no milk. They were five times less likely to `fail` the test, compared to non-milk drinkers, the International Dairy Journal reports.

University of Maine researchers put more than 900 men and women ages 23 to 98 through a series of tests, spatial, verbal and working memory tests and tracked their milk consumption habits.


Health recipe of the day: Low calorie creamy shake

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Looking for a low fat energy booster? This quick blend of low fat milk and fruit makes an ideal drink any time of the day.

Click here to view recipe

Health news of the day: Lose weight with ass’ milk

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Donkey milk provides the same amount of energy as cow’s milk but the former causes less weight gain as it raises metabolism.

Donkey milk also shows lower levels of triglycerides, unhealthy fats that affect the heart, and less stress on the metabolic system.

Read the full story here

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