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5 Benefits of milk, versatile and nutritious food

First of June, the world day of milk

Milk is a beverage that contains essential nutrients for health, in addition to being a versatile ingredient with which to prepare dishes, drinks, sweets and other products, both food as personal care.

In Mexico, the main producing states are Jalisco, Coahuila, Durango, Chihuahua and Guanajuato, with a volume estimated at six thousand 510 million litres, representing more than half of the total milk produced in the country.

5 reasons why we should drink milk. Milk Life

According to the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), the first quarter of 2017, the milk production of cattle amounted to two thousand 758 million litres. The year, Mexico recorded an annual production of more than 11 thousand 300 million litres of milk, with an average consumption per person of 95 liters.

The benefits of this food are recognized around the world, since 2001, the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO, for its acronym in English), established the first of June as the world Day of milk, with the goal of promoting consumption, and to celebrate its nutritional properties.

Fresh milk from farm

From the point of view of diet, milk is the pure food closer to perfection; its main protein, casein, contains essential amino acids, besides that it is a source of calcium, phosphorus and riboflavin (vitamin B12), which contribute significantly to the requirements of vitamin A and vitamin B1 (thiamine) of any person.

This food can be found in different forms: powdered, condensed, evaporated, lactose-free, low-fat, low-fat, and of course, as a whole. Of this last presentation, Jalisco is the national leader with more than 2 billion litres a year.

5 reasons why we should drink milk. Milk Life

Known five benefits of milk

1.-The milk strengthens the bones, because it has a large amount of calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, protein and vitamin D.

2.- Thanks to its high percentage of iron, children develop their brain activity and immune system when eaten daily from an early age.

3.- Reduces the risk of diseases such as: cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis (decalcification of the bones).

4.- Allows us to maintain and gain muscle mass. It also improves circulation of the blood.

5.- Hydrates the body to be low in sodium.

This drink is consumed cold, warm or hot, it is usually served alone or with chocolate, the combination is infinite, is the classic banana smoothie, strawberry, mamey fruit or cereals, to refreshing smoothies, recipe in addition of the fruit including yogurt, ice, sugar, and cinnamon.

In the kitchen, milk is an essential ingredient for the preparation of desserts such as puddings, popsicles, ice cream, jellies, custard, cakes, bread, rice with milk and gruels; it also plays an important role in dishes savoury as creams, pastes and sauces, as well as artisanal products, among them cheese, yogurt and cream.

Oat milk

Included in the usual diet is milk and milk products such as cheese, cream and yogurt it is necessary for the family’s health, especially in children, adolescents, and older adults. The development of derivatives and milk enzymes, to February this year, it recorded a volume of 183 thousand 211 tons, with a value of seven thousand 791 million pesos (MDP), indicate the numbers of Social Communication of the SAGARPA.

It should be noted that the milk neutralizes the acidity of the stomach as an alkaline food (pH 6.6), in addition to promotes the growth of intestinal bacterial flora, vital for the synthesis of vitamins of complex B.

Source: Social Communication SAGARPA

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