Importance of Milk
There’s evidence that humans have been consuming milk since at least 6000 years ago. The big question is – How did humans know the nutritional benefits of milk before testing methods were invented? The truth is – They did not, because back then, there were no methods to test nutrients in milk. Instead, they turned to milk consumption because they domesticated cows, sheep, and goats.
However, as cultures across the world evolved with time, dairy consumption gained massive popularity with the invention of milk pasteurization, and other storage innovations. Earlier, milk was consumed not-too-far from the source. But, implementation of pasteurization meant that milk could then be transported across long distances without the fear of any microbial contamination.
There are essential nutrients in milk such as fat, carbohydrates, and protein. Also, the micronutrients in milk such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium, Calcium, and Riboflavin make milk a superfood for growing children, adults, and even the elderly.
Benefits of Milk
- Proteins in milk such as whey and casein are considered high quality proteins. Whey contains branched-chain amino acids such as leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Casein contains proline amino acids and has a molecular structure which makes it a very efficient nutrient source.
- Milk is good for strong bones and teeth. Due to the presence of vitamins and minerals in milk, there is scientific evidence which demonstrates the importance of milk in reducing the risk of fractures and also – bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
- Milk helps prevent weight gain, which has been proven in a scientific study of 145 three-year-old Latino children which showed how higher milk-fat consumption was linked with lower risk of obesity in childhood. Milk can also help with fat loss because it has CLA i.e. conjugated linoleic acid (popular as a standalone weight loss supplement in fitness industry)
- Milk in India has contributed to upliftment of rural sectors. India’s Dairy industry plays a significant role in meeting food security goals, reducing poverty, generating employment opportunities for women, and providing a regular source of income for households in rural areas. For example: Approximately 7 crore farmers are directly involved in the Dairy Industry of India.
Milk has benefits for health, as well as the economy! From providing nourishment to children, and adults, it also gives millions of dairy farmers in India a reason to smile. As per a leading global Dairy Industry Report, India leads the world in terms of benefits to dairy farmers, as 60 percent consumer price of milk goes to farmers (highest among countries that produce milk).
Similarly, Baani is an Integrated milk Producer Company that believes in delivering pure and healthy FSSAI approved dairy products to consumers. Baani provides milk of every type: Full cream milk, standardized milk, toned milk, and
double toned milk, which makes it an amazing choice for those who want to live a healthy lifestyle. What makes it possible is Baani’s farmer-friendly approach which enables more than 60,000 farmers to be a part of a self-reliant dairy community.