Cows have been used for milk for thousands of years
Drinking Milk Is A 10,000-Year Old Habit
We know that milk is good for us. But why? Part of the reason could be that milk has an incredible history. According to historians, the first goats were domesticated in Persia (now Iran) around 10,000 years ago, and the first cows were domesticated by the nomads of Western Sahara more than 9000 years ago. Milk has been a part of our ancestors’ diet and an important source of health for thousands of years.
Today, there are over 1.4 billion cows around the world, and they produce close to 700 million tonnes of milk every year. Cows are not the only animals that provide milk; camel milk has been a long-time staple of the UAE, while goats, sheep, buffalo, horses, yak and reindeer also serve as sources of milk in other parts of the world. The nutritional content of milk varies from animal to animal, but when we say ‘milk’, we always mean cow’s milk.
Milk is referred to as ‘nature’s perfect food’ for a good reason; the benefits of milk include three out of the four essential nutrients - calcium, Vitamin D and potassium. Milk also contains fiber and different vitamins and minerals depending on the type of milk. According to a source, drinking half a liter of milk can provide the same amount of nutrition as 250 grams of meat and three eggs.
The Magic In A Glass Of Milk
Milk is rich in calcium and phosphorus
The health benefits of milk come from its abundant mineral and protein content. A cup of milk contains:
8 grams of protein
12 grams of carbohydrates and sugars
300 mg of calcium
382 mg of potassium
247 mg of phosphorus
These nutrients are required for building and repairing muscle tissue and maintaining optimal bone health. And that’s not all! According to research, all 22 minerals essential to the human diet are present in milk. It is also a rich source of vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin and folate. Due to all of these nutrients, your daily glass of milk is a powerful package.
1 Glass Of Milk = 6 Benefits
Enjoy the protection of milk
The benefits of drinking milk are 6-fold:
Healthy bones - Milk is essential for child nutrition because it helps the development of healthy bones and robust growth. It also protects against bone loss and reduces your risk of fractures. For people 50 years or older, drinking milk is one way to ensure that they get enough calcium to ward off age-related risks like osteoporosis and arthritis.
Healthy teeth - This requires an adequate intake of calcium, as our bones and teeth are made up entirely of calcium. The calcium in milk helps the development of strong teeth, reduces the risk of tooth decay, and helps maintain gum health.
Stronger muscles - Healthy muscles require a combination of exercise and healthy foods that are high in protein. Due to their protein content, studies have shown that milk and eggs are great post-workout meals that aid muscle recovery and development.
Improved nutrient intake - No food provides the same irreplaceable package of nutrients like milk. As a liquid source of food, it contains fat-soluble vitamins that are easy to digest and absorb.
Better immunity - Thanks to its role as a nutritional powerhouse, drinking milk everyday enhances your immunity and protects you from a multitude of illnesses.
There is just one catch. To enjoy all of the given benefits, you must choose fresh milk. You read that right; unlike powdered milk or canned milk, fresh milk straight from the farm retains its natural flavour and supplies you with all of the nutrients you need. So choose fresh milk from Al Rawabi. It’s pure milk made from well-fed and happy cows.
Milk Can Be Utilized Without Drinking
Milk can improve complexion
Besides its apparent benefits, milk also has several other uses that make it the ultimate source of health. Several queens who were renowned for beauty like Cleopatra and Elizabeth I used to bathe in tubs of milk. The milk solids nourish and smoothen the skin when applied, and the lactic acid in the milk removes dead skin cells. It can also be used on hair.
Milk can also be used to reduce the severity of skin burns. The high fat and protein content in whole milk promotes healing and cools the skin to reduce pain. The liquid can also be used to treat several skin problems like eczema, as well as provide instant relief for sunburn. The effects of bug bites can also be relieved using milk.
A Delicious Way To Health
Cow’s milk is now in demand
The nutritional content and easy availability of cow’s milk have made it one of the most in-demand products on the planet. Almost all the governments of the world have prescribed recommendations for the amount of milk that children should consume on a daily basis. Grass-fed cows have a high content of omega-3 fats in their milk. Omega-3 fatty acids are the ‘good’ cholesterol in the body, which help improve heart health and prevent the onset of heart attacks or strokes. This is another addition to the list of cow milk benefits.
Cow’s milk also improves the metabolism of the body and allows it to process food normally. It also regulates glucose and insulin levels, as well as helps in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Hence, the advantages of cow milk nutrition include preventing the onset of diabetes.
The best cow’s milk comes from well-fed and happy cows, which is why Al Rawabi Dairy is the leading supplier of fresh milk in the UAE. Try our Full-Cream, Low-Fat, Double-Cream and Skimmed Milk variants, and enjoy the goodness of pure milk.