Milking The Story Of Calcium

The mantra for today is, the more milk you have, the more chance you get to see a slimmer and healthier you. It is observed widely that people who drink two glasses of milk daily have higher vitamin D content in their bones and also they tend to stay slim and fit, than others who keep themselves away from milk. For ages people used to believe in the myth that in order to lose weight, they have to limit their dairy intake. In the urge of losing weight we often tend to forget that milk and other dairy products are essential for our health. Its deficiency might lead to a number of problems such as;

 
  • Milk is full of calcium which is a vital mineral that our body needs, to stabilize blood pressure and make our teeth and bones strong.

  • Calcium deficiency can lead to osteoporosis. It is a very painful disease that can make your bones brittle.

  • Hypocalcemia is also common if your diet lacks milk and milk products.

  • Calcium deficiency can also lead to malabsorption. This is a very serious condition when your body is unable to absorb vitamins and minerals from the food you eat. This negatively affects the immune system taking a toll on your overall health.

  • Memory loss is common among people who are deficit in calcium.

  • Muscle cramps and numbness at particular places is clear sign of calcium deficiency.

  • Researches also linked calcium deficiency with depression. So, it is advisable to have a glass of warm milk when you feel stressed and depressed.

  • In extreme cases of the deficiency, hallucination can also happen.

  • If ignored for long, calcium deficiency can lead to impaired body movement and spinal cord fracture.

 

The solution to calcium deficiency is to include ample amount of milk and dairy products in your diet. A well planned balanced diet is all that you need to keep yourself healthy and hearty. A study even shows that vitamin D and calcium when present in substantial amount in the diet of a person can help that person lose unnecessary fat effectively. Keep your calcium intake high by drinking milk every day. Milk has high water content along with its protein mix. This can help you stay full for a long time which will eventually make you eat less. Milk is also known to be a rich source of conjugated linoleic acid which helps in reducing body fat in obese people.   Beat the summer heat with milk shakes, smoothies and lassies. You can also make dairy products the queen of your kitchen this summer through phirni, custard, and yogurt. Enjoy food prioritizing healthy options in a clever way.

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