2016 Blog
Milk
23 May 2016
Milk is a natural liquid with high nutritional value, and can be used to make a large number of products, such as cheese, cream, yoghourt and labneh.
 
Milk is the first food for humans, and it is seen as the only richest natural food, in terms of the nutritional elements the body needs. Similarly, it provides many of the nutritional elements necessary for the growth and maintenance of the human body, in adequate amounts.
 
The human body is in need of milk and its properties throughout their life as it is useful for all ages and groups.
 
Milk Sources:
Milk can be obtained from many different sources, such as goats, cattle, buffalos, and camels; yet, the cow milk is the most popular.
 
Nutritional Components in Milk:
The milk, whether full-fat, low-fat or skim milk or any of its products, provides nine basic nutrients, namely:
  • Calcium: The main component of bones and teeth.
  • Potassium: It helps the body control fluid balance and keeps the heart and muscles healthy. 
  • Phosphorus: It helps cell division and bone strength.
  • Protein: It helps build tissues and muscles.
  • Vitamin A: It maintains the eyes and skin healthy and combats microbes.
  • Vitamin D: It helps the body absorb calcium and improves bones strength.
  • Vitamin B12: It plays an important role an important role in the growth and repair of cells, especially the neurons, as well as producing carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the body.
  • Vitamin B2: It helps release energy from foods.
  • Niacin: It helps the body digest food and releases energy from carbohydrates.

 
 
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