Happy International Women’s Day!
In the ocean of reasons this day is celebrated, one thing that still takes a backseat (and the most important one) is their self-health, across all ages. Ignoring health has become a habit of most women. Only if women knew what a consistent glass of milk does to their health. With time, the role of milk in a balanced diet only increases. This International Women’s Day, let us adopt a new habit of improving our quality of life by consistently involving a nourishing glass of milk in our daily lives.
How exactly is milk going to help us? Being rich in nutrients like calcium, potassium, choline, magnesium and numerous other vitamins, we may call milk the whole nutrition.
Do you remember your mother running behind you to make you finish that glass of milk she was holding? She knew that strengthening your bones takes time. A regular intake of milk is a necessity, especially in children. Malnutrition in children is still a problem that we fight. Children, especially girls, are the most vulnerable comparatively. This is according to many recent surveys. Being a wholesome food with numerous macro and micronutrients, a glass of milk every day is the start of a solution. It decreases the mortality rate and builds a strong bone structure.
Adolescent girls live under the risk category. They are susceptible to illnesses, emotionally and physically, due to a lack of nutrition. To keep up with the mental and physical strain they need an adequate amount of nutrients like protein, calcium, phosphorous, vitamin D, and many others. If not, it results in calcium deficiency. This leads to porous bones. That means that the bones become weak with diminished bone density. If not rectified, it results in early bone loss. Being rich in these nutrients, consistent consumption of milk as a part of their balanced diet helps to keep them healthy. Research on the subject says that the downside of skipping milk is poor nutrition. It takes a toll on overall health and hinders their growth. Lack of calcium in adolescents is often linked to fractures during old age. It makes our bones weak and brittle, increasing the risk of fractures during old age.
Today, women as young as 35yrs are facing an issue with weak bones resulting in complications that come forward, such as osteoporosis. Being independent also comes with the challenge of being a picky eater. Since no one constantly reminds us to consume milk, it is easy to skip it. In the hustle of life, the glass of milk is replaced with a cup of coffee or tea. Both are flavorful, but a glass of milk is irreplaceable. Especially during this time, the low calcium level in the body poses a threat to bone density. It leaves them fragile. If the calcium levels in the blood are low, our body extracts the calcium from the bones. This makes them susceptible to fractures. Something as simple as doing chores also may result in a fracture that is hard to heal due to calcium deficiency and immunity.
As age increases, the role of milk becomes even more significant. Issues like osteoporosis take a front seat that makes living life difficult since all the bones in the body are affected. Due to a lack of awareness, women still tend to neglect the most essential part of their balanced diet, milk! All bone-related and other health-related complications could be easily avoided by including milk to have a balanced diet.
Since the pandemic, vitamin D levels in everyone went downhill. This vitamin plays a significant role in metabolism. With growing needs, innovation is all there is. Milk is fortified with vitamin A and D!
The body’s metabolism rapidly decreases with the lack of Vitamin D. Milk now remotely solves that issue as well with fortification. If metabolism decreases, issues like weight gain surface. These further lead to diseases like diabetes.
To sum up, building health is a continuous process. By drinking fortified milk as a part of your regular diet, you can prevent most bone-related diseases. This International Women’s Day, just focus on women’s health in your life. Empower them through fortified milk.