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Health Benefits of Drinking Milk Night and Morning

Updated on January 04, 2016
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Rajan is a major in Botany and Chemistry. Has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years of his career, breeding layer and broiler parents.

Milk has been a part of the human diet for hundreds and thousands of years. It naturally contains a variety of vitamins and minerals required for good health. Hence, milk is considered a complete food.

  • Cows are revered like mothers in India. As a mother feeds a newborn her milk, likewise the cow provides people milk to drink.
  • Milk should never be heated for long. Boiling milk makes it easily digestible due to the change in enzyme structure.
  • Thin people should drink full-fat milk and overweight people should try for fat-free milk.
  • Half a liter of milk is more nutritious than 250 grams of meat and three eggs. Milk is a complete food and has all necessary nutrients to sustain life.

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health benefits of milk | Source

A Word About Breast Feeding

A word about breastfeeding merits a mention here because it is related to feeding milk to the newborn baby.

Prior to giving birth, the mother generates the first milk called colostrum to give a headstart to the newborn. It is full of antibodies, low in fat, and has more protein than the milk to follow later. The volume is low, as the newborn's digestive system is very small, but it is dense in nutrients.

Colostrum is mildly laxative too and encourages an easy passage of the first stool, which clears the accumulated bilirubin — a waste component of the dead red blood cells. This helps to prevent jaundice in the newborn.

The benefit of feeding the first milk or colostrum is, thus, of the utmost importance.

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glass of milk | Source

Facts About Milk

Facts about milk fat

  • Milk is a healthy, low-fat drink.
  • Whole milk contains under 4% fat.
  • Semi skim milk contains under 2% fat.
  • Skim 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.

Facts about cows

  • Cows have 32 teeth, same as a fully grown adult.
  • Cows can eat up to 100 kgs of grass and drink over 120 liters of water every day!
  • Each dairy cow can produce up to 20 liters of milk a day.

About Goat Milk

In Ayurveda, goat milk is considered the best and cow milk is a close second. Goat milk is easier to digest than cow milk, has higher levels of nutrients like vitamins and minerals and causes far less lactose intolerance cases than cow milk. 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. Milk is digested with the sun's heat. Ideally, milk should be consumed three hours before going to bed. Never go to sleep immediately after drinking milk. Drinking very hot milk at night can cause night pollutions.

How To Drink Milk

The best milk is fresh milk that has just been milked from a cow. If this is not possible, milk should be boiled and warm milk should be drunken. Never boil milk for long periods of time, as the nutrients get destroyed. Milk should be whisked to a froth and drunken slowly in sips.

Milk that has just been milked from a cow or buffalo is slightly warm and is as sterile as a mother's milk. Nowadays, it's more difficult to get ahold of fresh milk like this as most people live in cities and get milk in bottles, jars, tetra packs, poly packs. Before, every home in every village had a cow or buffalo and drinking fresh milk was more probable.

Cow Milking Machine In Action
Cow Milking Machine In Action | Source

Sweetness In Milk

Adding sugar to milk generates mucus. Most of the time, sugar is added to milk before drinking. Calcium present in milk is destroyed by adding sugar. Therefore, sugar should not be added to milk. Milk has a natural sweetness to it. One will realise this a number of days after drinking milk with no added sugar, as one is used to drinking sweet 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). One could add candy sugar or brown sugar too and this milk is said to remove the tri doshas of vaat, pitt, and cough as per Ayurveda.

To Digest Milk Faster

Drinking milk causes gas and bloating in some people as they are not able to digest it. To counter this, one can add honey which prevents gas formation and makes it easier and faster to digest milk. Adding either orange juice or sweet lime juice can help with digesting the milk more quickly. One could also add either a few crushed almonds, cashews, or raisins to milk for quicker digestion as well. Sucking on a lemon after drinking milk also helps.

If milk causes gas, one could add pieces of ginger or ginger powder and some raisins and boil and then drink this milk.

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.

The calcium helps to protect against cancer and cancerous chemicals, bone loss, arthritic conditions, migraine and other headaches, premenstrual syndrome, osteoporosis, and fractures. It reduces the incidence of tooth decay. Tooth decay is actually caused by the sugar which is added to milk and not by milk itself.

Milk has a good level of iodine which helps in thyroid function. Regular intake of milk increases libido, semen quality and quantity, and helps in erectile dysfunction.

The 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. The lactic acid removes dead skin cells.

Nutrient Levels In Milk

(Note: "--" indicates data is unavailable)
amount 1 cup
total weight 244.00 gms
Basic Components
calories from fat
calories from saturated fat
8.05 g
11.71 g
dietary fiber
0.00 g
soluble fiber
0.00 g
insoluble fiber
0.00 g
sugar - total
11.71 g
0.09 g
11.62 g
other carbs
0.00 g
fat - total
4.83 g
saturated fat
2.45 g
mono fat
2.08 g
poly fat
0.30 g
trans fatty acids
0.14 g
19.52 mg
217.67 g
-- g
vitamin A IU
463.60 IU
vitamin A RE
135.01 RE
A - carotenoid
1.63 RE
A - retinol
134.20 RE
A - beta carotene
9.76 mcg
thiamin - B1
0.10 mg
riboflavin - B2
0.45 mg
niacin - B3
0.22 mg
niacin equiv
1.71 mg
vitamin B6
0.09 mg
vitamin B12
1.29 mcg
4.88 mcg
vitamin C
0.49 mg
vitamin D IU
119.56 IU
vitamin D mcg
2.93 mcg
vitamin E alpha equiv
0.07 mg
vitamin E IU
-- IU
vitamin E mg
-- mg
12.20 mcg
vitamin K
0.49 mcg
pantothenic acid
0.87 mg
-- mcg
292.80 mg
-- mg
-- mcg
0.01 mg
0.01 mg
58.56 mcg
0.05 mg
26.84 mg
0.03 mg
4.88 mcg
224.48 mg
341.60 mg
6.10 mcg
114.68 mg
1.17 mg

Health Conditions In Which Milk Should Be Avoided

Milk should be avoided if you suffer from the following health conditions:

Coughing, asthma, diarrhea, colitis, stomach aches, and indigestion.

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

Health Benefits Of Milk

  • Fresh Milk. Milk that has been just milked from a cow or buffalo should not be warmed again. Add candy sugar or honey and water, in which raisins have been soaked for some hours. Drinking of this milk for 40 days increases eyesight, memory, and purifies semen. It is beneficial in helping with itching, TB, hysteria, irregular heart beat, and weak children. Milk should be taken in sips.
  • As a Strength Promoter. If children are weak, add thinly sliced add almonds in milk before giving them to drink. Also, add 250 gms of small carrot pieces to 500 ml of milk. Boil it and cool it just enough to drink it easily. Milk is digested faster this way, it clears the stomach, and a lot of iron is made available to the body.
  • For Acidity and Heartburn. Drink cold milk three times a day if you experience acidity and heartburn issues.
  • For Hiccups. Drinking hot milk relieves hiccups.
  • For Dark Lips. In unboiled fresh milk, add a little ground saffron. Massage this on the lips to lighten the color of the lips.
  • For Freckles, Spots, Pimples, and pustules on the Face. Massage your face or affected areas with tolerably warm milk before going to sleep at night and then wash your face with this milk. After half an hour, wash your face with fresh water. Massaging the face with the froth of freshly milked milk also removes spots. One can use the layer of cream from freshly boiled and cooled milk to remove spots and pimples.
  • For Body Itching. Add water to milk and apply on the itching area with a cotton swab. After some time, wash it off.
  • For Eye Problems. Keep a cotton pad dipped in milk on the eyes if you suffer from red eyes, pain in eyes, injury to eyes, if something has fallen in the eyes, or if eyes are sensitive to light for relieving these symptoms. A couple drops of milk can be put in the affected eye too. In case a speck of dust or grime has fallen in the eye and it is difficult to get it out, place three drops of milk in the eye. It will come out easily due to the fat in the milk.
  • For Bladder Diseases. Mix jaggery in milk and drink for relief.
  • For Constipation. Take psyllium husk with hot water at night.
  • For Piles. Fresh milk when massaged on the soles of the feet relieves piles.
  • For Diarrhea. For small children, add a pinch of cinnamon to hot milk. In adults add double the quantity of cinnamon.
  • For Burning Micturitions. Add water to unheated milk and drink. It relieves the burning sensation. Do not eat warming foods.
  • For Insomnia. Eating Milk solids or milk boiled till 1/5 th of the original quantity of milk taken remains at bedtime helps to bring on sleep.
  • For Good Digestion and a Calm Sleep. A. Boil milk with 2 tsp of clarified butter or 1/2 tsp of grated nutmeg and 1/2 tsp of coriander powder. Then B. Boil a cup of milk mixed with a cup of water with 1 tsp fresh grated ginger and 3-4 cardamoms on low heat for 5 minutes. Mix 1/2 tsp clarified butter before drinking.
  • For Migraines.Eat jalebi (In India, this is a dessert made of sweet batter deep fried in the shape of a coil served in sugar syrup) or rabri (condensed sweetened milk boiled in open pan till a fourth, 1/4, of the original quantity remains) with hot milk before dinner or bedtime.
  • For Gastric or Duodenal Ulcer. Only milk diet should be taken. No food should be consumed. Eat Amla murabba and drink pomegranate juice only.


The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements.

© 2011 Rajan Singh Jolly


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      jeyaramd 5 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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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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!


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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 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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      Stoill Barzakov 5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      I adore white goat cheese. Thanks for the information.

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

      Thanks for your input, m0rd0r. I appreciate it.

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      T4an 5 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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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 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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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 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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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 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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      Insane Mundane 5 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.


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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 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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      Elena 5 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 5 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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      Susan Haze 5 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 5 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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      goego 5 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 5 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 5 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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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      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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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 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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      saurabhpande23c 5 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 5 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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      Akhter ... 4 years ago

      Extremely informative.


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

      Thanks for reading.

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      Anjo Bacarisas II 4 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 4 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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      jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

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

      jennzie - thanks for visiting and voting too.

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

      ITcoach, thanks for reading and commenting. Much appreciated.

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      Natasha Pelati 4 years ago from South Africa

      Thats great information

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

      Thanks, Tasha.

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      Jewels 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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.


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      dafreesan 4 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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      ITcoach 4 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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      oceansider 4 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 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 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, the way, I am sharing this & voting up, useful & interesting!

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      timothybs 4 years ago from London

      Have you read a book call "The China Study"?

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

      Nice article!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 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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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 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.

      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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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

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

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 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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      deep 4 years ago

      sex power low if we drink milk in night?

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      C E Clark 4 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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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 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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      Beth37 4 years ago

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

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 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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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 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.......

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 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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      tebo 4 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 4 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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      moonlake 3 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 3 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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      Joseph Borg Micallef-Mata 3 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 3 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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      heavenlyhealth 3 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 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks for your visit and observations, heavenlyhealth.

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      naveen 3 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...

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 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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      anand 3 years ago

      Gratefully drink milk

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      Sakshi 2 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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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 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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      Bhau 2 years ago

      Thanx for posting

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      Ayesha Bekkam 22 months ago

      Thanks for Posting.

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      prashant 21 months ago

      useful information

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 21 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks prashant.

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      meghal 19 months ago

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

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      Kristina 18 months 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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      John Jane,, 17 months ago

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

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      arvind rautela 12 months ago

      thanks for posting such a good information

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      khevna sharma 9 months 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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      Rajan Singh Jolly 9 months 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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      Kitten 8 months 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!

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      zaara 5 months ago

      can we drink milk early morning in an empty stomach

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      yes you can.

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      raja 2 months 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

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      Sharif Ahmed 8 weeks ago

      Very good and informative article. Thanks Mr. Rajan Jolly

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