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Hot Milk or Cold Milk! Which is Healthier?

Sangeeta Soni
Sangeeta Soni
Hot milk vs Cold milk
Hot milk vs Cold milk

Milk is considered as a complete food and it is the first food that human beings consume. Milk has a high nutritional value and is packed with calcium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B, and vitamin D. Moreover milk and milk products are the most common & excellent source of protein.  

Looking at the nutritional value and benefits of milk, dairy farming is promoted in India, in fact not only in India but all over the world. 

When it comes to milk consumption, people generally prefer drinking hot milk or cold milk. But have you ever thought about which one is much healthier? So, here’s the fact. Read and decide yourself. 

Benefits of Hot Milk 

Hot milk is easily digestible, and also prevents digestive problems like diarrhea, bloating, etc. You must have heard that drinking warm milk before sleeping gives sound sleep. And it’s true, amino acid named tryptophan in milk produces serotonin & melatonin, sleep inducing chemicals in the body, that gives sound sleep.  

Benefits of Cold Milk 

You must have heard from your elders, if you are having acidity, drink cold milk and water mixed in equal parts. Cold milk also prevents dehydration in the body because of the electrolytes present in it. For this, you can drink cold milk early in the morning so that you will feel hydrated all day long. Cold milk contains relatively high amount of calcium, and that is why it can prevent acid build-up in the body by absorbing the excess acid produced. 

One more thing you must have heard from your grandmother or mother that applying raw, cold milk on the face works as a cleanser and gives glowing skin, it is due to the lactic acid in milk that works as a cleanser. 

If you are going to sleep, then you must avoid drinking cold milk as it can cause digestive problems. On the other hand, hot milk before sleeping is beneficial. So you must have understood that milk, either hot or cold is beneficial and can cause problems depending on the time it is consumed and how it is consumed.  

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