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Does Milk Really Do a Body Good?

If you are old enough, you might remember the old milk commercials that said something along the lines of “Milk: It Does a Body Good.” Once upon a time, milk was all the rage. It was counted as one of the healthiest drinks that you could consume. The benefits were widely known, and the push for milk consumption was in full swing. In recent years, milk hasn’t been near as much of a focal point. Some even proclaimed that milk may not be as good as originally purported. So, what’s the truth? Is milk good or bad? To help you decide, check out these healthy benefits that milk can bring to the table.

Vitamin D

Very few foods actually contain Vitamin D. Most of our Vitamin D consumption comes from the sun. This important vitamin, however, is crucial for your body’s health. Without it, you might experience achy bones, depression, fatigue, or other negative side effects. If you want to get some Vitamin D, but can’t spend hours in the sun, drink milk to help bridge the gap.

Strong Bones and Teeth

Milk is also a great source of calcium. As far as a drink is concerned, milk is one of the best for this purpose. Why do we need calcium? Calcium is one of the primary nutrients needed for both your bones and your teeth. Without enough calcium, both of these parts of the body can suffer greatly. Both the bones and the teeth can become brittle or soft. A lack of calcium can contribute to brittle enamel and even osteoporosis. To get a lot of calcium naturally, turn to milk for a healthy option.

Less Stress

You may have heard it as a child or seen it in old movies. The advice for when you can’t sleep? Get a glass of warm milk. Warm milk is thought to be a stress reducer. That is why it is the common treatment for the inability to sleep. Drinking a glass before bed can settle the stomach, the mind, and the nerves, and allow the body to relax so that you can get the rest you need.

While the debate on milk will likely never end, some of the benefits are hard to ignore. When it comes to milk, many benefit from this healthy drink. Use milk to help you stay healthy, strong, and in some of the best health possible.

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