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National Milk Day: 8 Benefits of Milk that You Never Knew

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Although 1st June was chosen as the date to celebrate, it’s 26th November which was finally marked as the ‘National Milk Day’ in India. The National Milk Day commemorates and pays tribute to Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of India's White Revolution on his birth anniversary. At present, India is recognized as the largest producer of milk across the globe which is the result of White Revolution or Operation Flood that launched in 1970. The initiative was taken by India's National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), the world's biggest dairy development programme which transformed India from a milk deficient nation into the world's largest milk producers.

Significance of National Milk Day

The significance of National Milk Day lies in the fact that this day celebrates the importance of milk in a person's life. It is the first food of a child after birth and is perhaps one food a person consumes throughout life. And not just humans, milk is the first food any living creature in the world is fed with. Every single nutrient which the human body needs on a daily basis are present in milk like protein, calcium, healthy fat, iodine, potassium, vitamin B2 and B12 and phosphorus. But there are several benefits of milk which people are not aware of. There is way more benefits to drinking milk than you thought.

Benefits of Milk that You May not Aware of

It Gives You Amazing Complexion & Healthy Skin

Very few people knew that milk can gives them amazing complexion and healthy skin to keep the skin problems far away. Thanks to the vitamins and nutrients that are available in the milk which is essential for skin health. Drinking at least one glass per day will provide you with this benefit along with all other benefits.


Gives You Strong Teeth

As you know it’s the source of calcium, and that’s exactly what your teeth need. Moreiver, milk helps prevent cavities and tooth decay. But one thing to be keep in mind that the calcium can only be absorbed by your body when vitamin D is around, so make sure that the milk you drink is fortified with vitamin D.

Good for Healthy Bones

Kids were always advised to have milk for healthy bones. However, adults also can benefit from drinking milk to help keep their bones strong, which will reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. As milk is the rich source of calcium and your body does need vitamin D to absorb the calcium.

Reduces Your Stress

It also works as a stress reliever. Drink a warm glass of milk which helps to relieve muscle tension and soothe your nerves. Thanks to all the vitamin and nutrients present in the milk which relaxed your body.

Medicine for Insomnia

If you are a Insomnia patient and spent sleepless nights, then milk is the best option for you to grab. You can have a warm glass of milk before sleeping and instantly feel sleepy as it works as a de-stress medicine for you.


Relieve PMS Symptoms

Many women suffer from PMS symptoms. Milk has been proved to relax the body and reduce the negative effects that women experience during their menstrual cycle.

Heartburn or any kind of Burn Eliminator

If you had chilies on your plate and unknowingly it burnt your mouth, then milk can be the best reliever for it. There are many foods that contain acids that cause people to experience heartburn. One of the simplest – and yummiest – ways to alleviate this pain is drinking a glass of milk. The cooling sensation and the thick consistency of milk help to coat the esophagus and stomach lining to prevent heartburn.

Works as a Disease Fighter

It has the ability to help lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of strokes. In addition, milk has the ability to reduce the production of cholesterol by your liver, and helps improve eyesight. 

Now you know that there are many more benefits of drinking milk than you knew...

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