Busted: Top 5 Myths About Milk

altA glass of milk for most people is the ideal way to start and end the day. Right from birth this drink has been the popular choice of many. However at many instances, misinformation that spreads amongst people leads to fallacious beliefs.

Let’s have a look at the top five myths about milk.

1. Weight Gain

Some people believe that drinking milk can result in weight gain. However, there are studies that prove that drinking milk in a healthy pattern can actually prevent you from putting on those extra kilos.

2. Kidney Stones

A popular myth that is held amongst people is that drinking milk could lead to the formation of kidney stones. It is essential to note that supplying your body with the correct amount of calcium can be an effective way to prevent and reduce the rate of the formation of kidney stones in the body.

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3. Mucus

Drinking milk does coagulate the saliva, which is mistaken by people to be result into the formation of mucus. Nevertheless milk doesn’t lead to phlegm or mucus formation. To add it to, there isn’t enough research material on the subject to prove it otherwise.

4. Lactose Intolerance

Another major myth that makes rounds amongst people is that people who are intolerant to lactose cannot consume any milk products. However, milk that is lactose free can be consumed as well as mozzarella and cheddar cheese that contains negligible amounts of lactose. For all the yogurt lovers, it would be interesting to note that the bacteria that this preparation contains, aids the breaking down of lactose.

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5. Pasteurization

It is wrongly deemed that the process of pasteurization destroys all the vitamins and minerals in the milk. Milk contains 16 essential nutrients like calcium and Vitamin D. The heat that is provided during this crucial treatment kills all the harmful bacteria and doesn’t affect the nutrients in the milk.

Clear these myths about milk from your mind and enjoy this storehouse of nutrients. Include milk in your daily breakfast to enjoy a healthy life.

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