Health Benefits of Drinking Milk Night and Morning

Updated on January 25, 2019
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Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.

Cow's milk has been a part of the human diet for hundreds of thousands of years. It contains a variety of vitamins and minerals required for good health. For those who can digest it easily, cow's milk is a part of a healthy daily diet.

  • Whole milk contains under 4% fat.
  • Semi-skim milk contains under 2% fat.
  • Skimmed milk is almost fat-free. It has a fat content between 0.1 - 0.3%
  • A glass (200 ml) of milk provides 37% of an adult’s daily calcium requirement. To get the same amount of calcium as a glass of milk, one has to consume more than 11 portions of spinach.
  • Half a liter of milk is more nutritious than 250 grams of meat and three eggs.

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About Goat's Milk

In Ayurveda, goat's milk is considered the best for consumption, with cow's milk coming in a close second. Goat milk is easier to digest than cow milk. It has higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and causes far issues for lactose-intolerant people than cow milk does. It is also less mucus-forming.

Goat milk is at the top in milk consumption worldwide, though cow's milk is preferred in the western world, and consumed more there. Goat milk is also more expensive than cow's milk.

The Best Time to Drink Milk

The early morning is the best time to drink milk. Ideally, milk should be consumed three hours before going to bed and never immediately before bedtime.

Best Ways to Drink Milk

  • The best milk is freshly milked from the cow. This is obviously not possible for most people. Second best is to briefly boil milk and drink it warm. Never boil milk for long periods of time, as prolonged heat destroys the nutrients.
  • Whisk it to a froth and sip slowly.

Avoid Adding Sugar

Adding sugar to milk will generate mucus. Added sugar also interferes with the calcium benefits in milk. If you still feel the need to sweeten the milk, try adding honey, fruit juices, glucose, sugarcane juice, or Munakka (large sultanas or currants).

How to Make Milk Easier to Digest

Drinking milk can cause gas and bloating for some people. To try to avoid this problem, add honey, orange juice, or sweet lime juice to the milk. Adding either a few crushed almonds, cashews, or raisins to milk can also facilitate digestion. Sucking on a lemon after drinking milk also helps.

Another tip is to add pieces of ginger or ginger powder and some raisins. Boil this mixture and drink.

Nutrients in Milk and Their Benefits

Milk contains almost all the nutrients needed by the human body. It is a good source of protein and energy.

  • Calcium helps to protect against bone loss, arthritic conditions, migraine and other headaches, premenstrual syndrome, osteoporosis, and fractures. It reduces the incidence of tooth decay.
  • Milk is a good level of iodine, which helps in thyroid function.
  • Potassium in milk helps to protect the heart and maintain blood pressure. Milk is a good hydration fluid. The milk solids nourish and smoothen the skin when applied externally and lactic acid removes dead skin cells.

A Healthy Milk Drink - Besan Wala Doodh

Nutrient Levels in Milk

1 Cup (244g) of Milk
Nutrient Amount
%DV
calories
122
6.78
calories from fat
43.48
 
calories from saturated fat
22.06
 
protein
8.05 g
16.1
carbohydrates
11.71 g
3.9
dietary fiber
0.00 g
0
soluble fiber
0.00 g
 
insoluble fiber
0.00 g
 
sugar - total
11.71 g
 
monosaccharides
0.09 g
 
disaccharides
11.62 g
 
other carbs
0.00 g
 
fat - total
4.83 g
7.43
saturated fat
2.45 g
12.25
mono fat
2.08 g
8.67
poly fat
0.30 g
1.25
trans fatty acids
0.14 g
 
cholesterol
19.52 mg
6.51
water
217.67 g
 
ash
-- g
 
 
 
 
VITAMINS
Amount
%DV
vitamin A IU
463.60 IU
9.27
vitamin A RE
135.01 RE
 
A - carotenoid
1.63 RE
0.02
A - retinol
134.20 RE
 
A - beta carotene
9.76 mcg
 
thiamin - B1
0.10 mg
6.67
riboflavin - B2
0.45 mg
26.47
niacin - B3
0.22 mg
1.1
niacin equiv
1.71 mg
 
vitamin B6
0.09 mg
4.5
vitamin B12
1.29 mcg
21.5
biotin
4.88 mcg
1.63
vitamin C
0.49 mg
0.82
vitamin D IU
119.56 IU
29.89
vitamin D mcg
2.93 mcg
 
vitamin E alpha equiv
0.07 mg
0.35
vitamin E IU
-- IU
 
vitamin E mg
-- mg
 
folate
12.20 mcg
3.05
vitamin K
0.49 mcg
0.61
pantothenic acid
0.87 mg
8.7
 
 
 
MINERALS
Amount
%DV
boron
-- mcg
 
calcium
292.80 mg
29.28
chloride
-- mg
 
chromium
-- mcg
--
copper
0.01 mg
0.5
fluoride
0.01 mg
0.33
iodine
58.56 mcg
39.04
iron
0.05 mg
0.28
magnesium
26.84 mg
6.71
manganese
0.03 mg
1.5
molybdenum
4.88 mcg
6.51
phosphorus
224.48 mg
22.45
potassium
341.60 mg
9.76
selenium
6.10 mcg
8.71
sodium
114.68 mg
4.78
zinc
1.17 mg
7.8
(Note: "--" indicates data is unavailable)

Avoid Milk if Any of These Conditions Are Present

  • Coughing
  • Asthma
  • Diarrhea
  • Colitis
  • Stomach aches
  • Indigestion.

Buttermilk may be taken in such cases. Ghee should also be avoided.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician or health care provider before using any home remedy or supplement.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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    © 2011 Rajan Singh Jolly

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      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        SMV consult your doctor, please. Thank you.

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        SMV 

        6 months ago

        I have a ulcer problem and I am also skinny can I drink a milk with ghee and cahews, Is there cause any side effects to me

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        Amit 

        6 months ago

        Read the whole article . Sir , can you please provide exact reference from Ayurveda on the following points you mentioned in tour article

        1. Adding sweet lime juice or sucking on lekin after milk - Which Ayurvedic text says this ? Please tell the book name and sanhita

        2. Adding orange juice to milk? Really? Where did Ayurveda says this? Quote the reference . According to Sushrut and Charak sanhita , this is Viruddh Ahaar and damaging to the digestive tract

        3. Adding honey to milk . You did not mention hot milk or cold milk . Its toxic in hot milk ( as per Ayurveda ) - Ashtang Hridayam . Even adding honey to cold milk is not for everyone . If you are kapha type and drinking cold milk and honey, then only God can save you . You wrote this as a general article and people are following it and tomorrow they will not trust ayurveda with all the wrong info you have provided. You have not mentioned at all which type of milk , for which type of person ( Vaat, Pitt, Kapha) What season, which time ? Nothing

        By Providing such misleading information , you are playing with people’s health . Please don’t mention ayurveda in this article as it is completely opposite to ayurveda

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        Prince 

        10 months ago

        Should not intake lemon after milk.

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        Varshini. K. Gowda 

        15 months ago

        It is very useful

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        Majid Khan Yoisafzai 

        16 months ago

        Which milk best for sportsmen?

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        17 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks Shebrisbane.

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        Shebrisbane 

        17 months ago

        nice

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        23 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        shubhangi, why do you want to take turmeric milk?

        do not add ghee in turmeric milk. in 200 ml milk add just a pinch (1/8 tsp) of turmeric & sugar to taste. simmer for 2 minutes. then drink when it cools down to warm.

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        shubhangi 

        23 months ago

        Hi Rajan,

        I want to take termeric milk. Then how i prepared and how much time need to boil it. But after that can i take Churne for stomach clear in morning. How much time after i can take churna. I have taken milk+turmeric+ghee but still my stomach not cleared. Kindly help me.

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        Sharif Ahmed 

        2 years ago

        Very good and informative article. Thanks Mr. Rajan Jolly

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        raja 

        2 years ago

        I really enjoy this reading again and again as i bookmarked it. Every time i sèe something interested. Such a wise article. Thank you so much.

        1.Can i drink a raw cow milk after few minutes has it been drawn ?

        2.Is there any time limit to drink a fresh milk have i supposed to wait for the milk man ?

        3. I just want to know how long time is to be safe to drink a cow milk after it drew just from a cow ?

        Please for your comment

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        raja 

        2 years ago

        This is wonderful to read.. really valuable infos. Thank you so muchhh. Since i search for this inquiry i found this as great.

        Please let me clarify follow questions

        1. Is it more good and best to drink a raw milk which has just been milked from the cow without boiled it ?

        2. If yes for above question perhaps i would not get chance to get it fresh and earlier to drink, what is the best time should i consume it either before/after breakfas or dinner or between 4pm to 6pm ?

        Your answer will greatly expected. Thank you G

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        yes you can.

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        zaara 

        2 years ago

        can we drink milk early morning in an empty stomach

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        Kitten 

        2 years ago

        Hello; I would be interested to know if you have any references to research to support your statement, "Calcium present in milk is destroyed by adding sugar.". It is most troubling to think this is true! Thank You!

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        khevan sharma, I'm glad you like the information. Thanks for reading and leaving your appreciation of the same.

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        khevna sharma 

        2 years ago

        Very good article and of course great research. it help us lot to know about what are the benefits of milk . I used to Pride of cows milk and i think its better than other local brands in Mumbai.

        Thanks for sharing.

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        arvind rautela 

        3 years ago

        thanks for posting such a good information ...coupon.chachachawdhary.com

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        John Jane,, 

        3 years ago

        Super news,,,consuming milk with sugar made me diarrhoea,,,never again.thanx

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        Kristina 

        3 years ago

        I'm surprised that people still believe that milk is good for you. It has been proved to be more harm than good, but farmers are very good at marketing. It actually depletes calcium from the body, so even though it is added as a 'healthy source of calcium', Calcium is need to digest it and calcium will be released from your bones. Broccoli is a better choice.

        Babies need milk to grow quickly. In a natural state, milk can be very healthy as it has not been destroyed by cooking as commercial available milk is. Milk from the mother in the wild doesn't have extra hormones or antibiotics added. If you want to hain fat and keep growing quickly, sure drink milk in its raw natural form, but most of us don't want to put on pounds quickly and drink altered low fat milk. The uncooked fat was probably the only thing healthy in it, and now we destroy it by cooking it and then try to remove it. All that is left is sugars (lactose) an unhealthy additives.

        Also if you want to reduce stress, that best way is stop eating it. The animals that produce the milk are forced to continually have babies that are taken away too soon to have natural immunity from colostrum causing stress on their system. Now they are forced to repeat the process, continually pregnant or in a nursing state, traumatized by their treatment in a high-stress invironment. Lucky you drink the milk that contains all thoss stress hormones, including the belly fat hormone, cortisol. Just by consuming that fat-free, healthy milk, you are making yourself fat (and antibiotic resistant) by eating the hormones, cooked fats, sugars, antibiotics, etc that in nutrient depletant in the end. Do some research (like medical journals) and don't rely on propaganda created by the people making money off the stuff. Good luck!

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        meghal 

        3 years ago

        i want to know that can i give a milk with Dates (Khajur ) to my 03 yrs son

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks prashant.

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        prashant 

        3 years ago

        useful information

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        Ayesha Bekkam 

        4 years ago

        Thanks for Posting.

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        Bhau 

        4 years ago

        Thanx for posting

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Sakshi, As per Ayurveda cow milk is infinitely superior to buffalo milk.

        Thanks for reading.

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        Sakshi 

        4 years ago

        This article was very useful but i have to ask one thing that buffalo milk is good or cow milk??Voted up. Thank you for writing such a good article.

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        anand 

        5 years ago

        Gratefully drink milk

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        bb 

        5 years ago

        amazing

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Naveen, Drinking milk along with exposure to early morning sunlight for 20 minutes daily will get your vitamin D levels up.

        You can get good amounts of vit B12 from cheese and skim milk, also tofu.

        Removing malai from milk cannot make it skimmed totally. But boil it, remove the malai and then drink. This would definitely be healthier than the full fat milk.

        I would suggest drinking raw milk whether from cow or buffalo because of the bacteria in it.

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        naveen 

        5 years ago

        Hey RJ...wonderful hub on a pretty useful topic...recently ive been diagnosed with low vitamin d and b12 levels...also with low haemoglobin count... am planning to add milk in my daily diet as I don't want to add meat products... my question for you are following

        1. how much milk should I drink daily to be healthy?

        2. Can I drink buffalo milk as my friend has buffaloes?

        3. What would be a wise decision to drink the whole milk or after boiling and removing malai that is formed?

        4. And ive read skimmed milk is more beneficial than whole milk so what is the way of making whole milk skim milk...can removing malai from boiled milk make it skim?

        5. And yes should I even boil or drink the milk raw...I have no problems drinking raw milk, just concerned about fat content in it...

        Too confused

        My age is 22 years btw...

        Plz help me out bro...

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for your visit and observations, heavenlyhealth.

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        heavenlyhealth 

        5 years ago

        Moonlake, the allergy to milk is often related to multiple factors:

        1) Drinking processed milk instead of raw. Milk is over-heated and fat-separated, causing it to lose its natural form. The human body cannot recognize it for proper digestion.

        2) Drinking conventional milk instead of organic. Non-organic cows are fed foods that are non-native to their diet, such as GMO grains and soy. They get sick with infection and are treated with antibiotics continually. Also, they're injected with hormones to increase milk production. Some cows are even being fed sweet candies to fatten them up. The animal's body is in constant trauma and sickness which is passed on to you thru milk. Organic, free range cows are sent out to pasture for grass, given no hormones or antibiotics. They are not sick, but healthy animals with nature design.

        So with wisom and caution, try raw, non-homogenized, organic, pastured milk and the allergies might just clear up. Also, Goat milk is superior to cows, and more easily digested with far less allergic reactions.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks Joseph for reading and appreciating. I'm humbled by your comments. Thank you sir.

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        Joseph Borg Micallef-Mata 

        5 years ago

        This presentation as regards milk is not simply informative but grade one value for its practical guide to avedryone but particularly for Elderly Persons. I have been for 60 yrs promoter Of The duty and rights of the eldrly people and of the mentally disabled persons. Now I am 90+ but still involved in my community Floriana and Nationally. I am a member of NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE ELDERLY. I will communicate this site through networking, particularly to the elderly contacts and those concerned. Thanks. Josepħ

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        My family has always been fond of drinking milk and even today I drink as much as I can at least 2 to 3 glasses daily. Thanks for reading and sharing, moonlake.

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        moonlake 

        6 years ago from America

        We drink lots of milk in this house. We always made sure our kids had plenty of milk (skim milk). Our youngest was allergic to it when he was a baby, it doesn't bother him now. Now our daughter has an asthma attack if she drinks to much milk, ice cream, or cheese. I don't know where they got all the allergies from my husband and I don't have any. Voted up and shared.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Good to know this info clarified a question you had. Thanks for stopping by.

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        tebo 

        6 years ago from New Zealand

        Great hub on the benefits of milk. I was pleased to see you mentioned the mucous forming properties of milk and that maybe goats milk is better for some people. And I have wondered about heated milk when I saw at work someone was not to have milk but could have it in sauce, hence heated. Thanks for clarifying that for me.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        I agree Mahavir. Adulteration in foodstuffs is a big problem these days.

        Thanks for reading and sharing.

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        Mahaveer Sanglikar 

        6 years ago from Pune, India

        Great Hub with great information. However, now a days the milk available in market is not pure, and many chemicals are mixed in it. So we have to take care of it.

        Shared with followers.......

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Hi Beth, I read the hub. As I also say, fresh raw milk is the best but if it has to be stored it should be boiled to kill possible pathogens that could have proliferated in the milk.

        Thanks for stopping by.

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        Beth37 

        6 years ago

        I just read a hub on the same/very similar subject this morning. I wonder if you would find it interesting.

        https://hubpages.com/food/Health-Benefits-of-Raw-M...

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Au fait, the benefits of breastfeeding are obvious and proven. What a better start to one's child can one give than feed it the way nature intended. Milk is a complete food and that is why nature give this gift to women who deliver a baby.

        Always a pleasure to have you over and appreciate your comments, votes and share. Thank you.

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        C E Clark 

        6 years ago from North Texas

        I grew up on a small dairy farm and we always pasteurized the milk we planned to keep for our own use. I've never heard of adding sugar to milk before drinking before.

        Usually when a baby is breast fed they do not have bowl movements at all until you start them on solids. That, along with no periods during the time a mother breast feeds her child, are among some of the many benefits of breast feeding! I breast fed my child for 8 months and she was healthy, no diarrhea ever! There are so many benefits in breastfeeding!

        A very good hub and I'm glad to know all the benefits of drinking milk because I drink it a lot. Voted up, UI, and will share!

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        deep 

        6 years ago

        sex power low if we drink milk in night?

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Hi Mycee, glad you liked the hub but you have any particular reason for shifting to milk powder? Fresh is better.

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        Life Under Construction 

        6 years ago from Neverland

        useful and informative articles Rajan. Used to drink fresh milk but switched to powder one. :)

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Hi Helen,

        Glad you found this info useful. Jaggery in India is called Gur. You can get it in Indian stores in California, I believe. You can see what it looks like at this link and read more about it.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaggery

        Nice to read about your dad drinking milk straight from the cow. Had me thinking of the times when people here too in villages did that often. The most sterile milk at its healthiest.

        Thanks for reading, for the votes and for sharing this.

        Have a great day.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        @ dafreesan - thanks for your input and nice to learn you are a milk lover. Stay powered.

        @ ITcoach - yes, cow milk is healthier than buffalo milk. In India cow is revered as a mother since it provides milk. Thanks for coming by. appreciate the sharing.

        @ timothybs - No I haven't read the book you mention. However, I'd love to read a preview of it. Thanks for visiting.

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        timothybs 

        6 years ago from London

        Have you read a book call "The China Study"? http://amzn.to/PN9AAJ

        I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on that.

        Nice article!

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        oceansider 

        6 years ago

        Hi Rajan,

        I enjoyed reading your article about milk.....this was very well researched and written....thank you! I know how good milk is for me, but I didn't know certain things....like it being good for my skin, and I also didn't know that goat's milk is easier to digest as far as being lactose intolerant.

        Another thing I've never heard of is jaggery....you said for bladder problems it should be mixed with the milk.....can you tell me what jaggery is?.......

        My dad told me that when he was a small boy he and my grandparents lived on a farm and he used to drink the milk straight from the cow....he said there is nothing better than milk right from the cow.....just as you mentioned.

        Thanks for writing this informative article & take care my friend,

        Helen.......by the way, I am sharing this & voting up, useful & interesting!

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        ITcoach 

        6 years ago from United States

        rajan jolly

        Thanks for sharing awesome Hub with all the readers, It's a great inspiration for those who don't drink milk. I like the cow milk the most.

        Like and sharing with friends too

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        dafreesan 

        6 years ago from India

        Thanks for valuable information, everyday I drink milk in the morning and before I go to sleep. Milk and boiled eggs gives me extra energy and power for my daily workout.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Hi Jewels,

        I personally feel that since the milk is pasteurised there is no need to boil it the first time the pack is opened, unless you need to drink it warm. However, if you are going to store the remaining for sometime then it is better to heat it before consuming.

        This is what I would do.

        Thanks.

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        Jewels 

        6 years ago

        Rajan, thanks for your response. Actually I am getting the Fairway organic milk and I believe Fairway uses standard pasteurization and homoginazation processes. Since it is not UHT pasteurized do you recommend that I drink it warm or cold?

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Jewels, that is a difficult question to answer. Of course most organic milk is UHT pasteurised, which kills all the enzymes and the bacteria, both useful as well as harmful. So, boiling of this unopened container of milk is debatable.

        Thanks for reading.

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        Jewels 

        6 years ago

        Hi Rajan, do you still recommend boiling store bought organic milk or is it not necessary since it has already been pasteurized and homogenized? Should I still warm it slightly or will it lose its nutrients? Thanks.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks, Tasha.

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        Natasha Pelati 

        6 years ago from South Africa

        Thats great information

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        ITcoach, thanks for reading and commenting. Much appreciated.

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        ITcoach 

        6 years ago from United States

        rajan jolly,

        A very unique post you have published. The milk benefits everyone should know about and should cover up the deficiencies in the body whatever someone has. The milk in every case is useful except the hepatoma diseases in some cases.

        Thanks for sharing this great hub.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        jennzie - thanks for visiting and voting too.

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        Jenn 

        6 years ago from Pennsylvania

        This is a very informative hub. I never tried goat's milk, but I like goat cheese. :-)

        Voted up and useful.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Anjo, I'm glad you like the info. Thanks for reading and appreciating.

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        Anjo Bacarisas II 

        6 years ago from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

        milk is very rich in nutrition .. thanks for this very wonderful hub, it was very helpful.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for reading.

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        Akhter ... 

        6 years ago

        Extremely informative.

        Thanks.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Saurabh, milk is the most complete food that is known. Tea as we indians make is more harmful than beneficial because we tend to boil the leaves a lot and take it in excess too. The best way to prepare tea is the old way of boiling water 1st then taking it off fire adding tea leaves keeping it covered for two minutes and then adding milk and sugar before drinking.

        Milk is anyday better than tea and one is never late to start consuming it.

        Thanks for reading and appreciating.

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        saurabhpande23c 

        7 years ago from India

        I will surely give more preference to milk rather that having a tea every now and then. You know, we Indians love Tea more than anything else. In the morning you need tea as well as in the afternoon and then in the evening too. But, I will try to consume milk as a direct content from now on. Thanks for the info !!

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Brett, nice to see that you are so well informed on nutrition of foods. Ayurveda lists goat's milk as supreme amongst all milk, as you can see in my hub.

        Thanks for visiting and it's a pleasure to see your inputs.

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        Brett Caulton 

        7 years ago from Asia

        Interesting article. Milk really is

        source of calcium and provides many additional benefits. Although cow milk is used in the Western world, I have tried goats milk while in Greece, and the taste was actually quite nice. Their cheese is also made with goat's milk, although it's quite chewy, has a very good taste.

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        goego 

        7 years ago from Loserland

        I agree with you 100% RJ your a smart guy, without drops of water all of our mouths will run dry

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        goego thanks for reading and appreciating. we tend to go for modern day medicines for even the slightest of ill health and consequently suffer from many undesirable side effects.

        Our everyday kitchen ingredients have all the power to heal us if we have faith in them. My effort is just a drop in the ocean. Thank you for your kind words.

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        goego 

        7 years ago from Loserland

        great work RJ, I respect your mission and commend you for spreading a good word

        blessed bee

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for being so appreciative KoffeeKlatch Gals.It's sad though that the animals are being exploited by pumping in hormones, antibiotics and the like, to get more milk out of them. Still, milk reigns supreme as a complete food.

        Thanks for visiting.

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        Susan Hazelton 

        7 years ago from Sunny Florida

        Great hub - lots of research and good writing. Milk is still know as the natural for a reason.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Lady_E, milk is the first food we are introduced to at birth. It had to be the best and so it is. Why then should we forget the importance of it as we grow older.

        Thanks for sharing your experience and for finding the hub worthy of good comments.

        I wish you too a very happy Christmas.

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        Elena 

        7 years ago from London, UK

        Thanks for an interesting Hub. Milk is very essential.

        I remember as a little girl in School - we were all given Free milk in the morning to drink. It was important for all school kids.

        Happy Xmas.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for your input, Insane Mundane. Consuming saturated fats within the daily limit is a must as saturated fat helps in a lot of body functions. Overconsumption is bad, as of any other thing.

        Thanks for reading.

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        Insane Mundane 

        7 years ago from Earth

        Yep, there are a lot of health benefits to drinking milk. Even though saturated fat gets a bad name, dairy fat is actually a good source of lipids. It is broke down and metabalized different in the body, sort of like how coconut oil is better for you than most other oils, although its saturated fat content is high.

        I've never tried goat milk, so no comment on that one.

        Cheers!

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Ruchi, more than anything else it is the hormones, pesticide and antibiotic residues that are the worrying factor.A good choice would be to go for organic milk.

        Pasteurisation and homogenisation are unavoidable since the first is done to kill harmful bacteria while the second needs to be done to get different grades of milk.

        I appreciate your reading and airing your views.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        T4an thank you for stopping by and appreciating. Milk has always been a perfect food.

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        Ruchi Urvashi 

        7 years ago from Singapore

        Yes, milk is often considered as the best complete food. However, recently there is great information about pasteurization, homogenization and hence, milk being harmful rather than useful. I read in various sites that raw milk was good for health. However, the milk mostly available in market has gone through various treatments and is actually harmful.

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        T4an 

        7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

        Very good hub! I love milk and this makes me want to drink more of it. Thank you for reminding me how good it is for us.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Thanks for your input, m0rd0r. I appreciate it.

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        Stoill Barzakov 

        7 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

        I adore white goat cheese. Thanks for the information.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        @ jeyaramd, thanks for reading and appreciating the hub. I'm sure you would benefit by the inclusion of milk in your diet. Thanks again for voting it up & useful.

        @ vocalcoach, thank you for being here and leaving your appreciative comments. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger make the milk easier to digest as well as benefit by their intrinsic qualities. Thanks for the up vote too.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Lots of good information here on the benefits of milk. Cinnamon and nutmeg both sound delicious when adding it to milk. Thank you, my friend. Voted UP!

        vocalcoach~

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        jeyaramd 

        7 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

        This is amazing research. You have listed some great findings. And the fact that you compared cow's milk to goat's milk was brilliant. Now, I really feel I have no excuses to avoid milk. Of course, I don't want night pollution. I like that humour. Keep up the good work. I am enjoying hubs ever since I became your fan. You leave me so pleased. Your also a good gentlemen. Thanks for the great hub. Voted up. USEFUL !!!

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