Importance of Milk – Essay

Milk, a white liquid produced by mammary glands of mammals, contains valuable nutrients that have a multitude of health benefits. All mammals, human beings included, usually produce milk that their offspring feed on until they are old enough to eat solid foods. For people are who are unable to digest lactose, the sugar present in milk, because their bodies do not produce enough lactase, an enzyme necessary to properly digest milk, substitutes like soy milk and almond come in handy. These milk substitutes provide the same nutrients.

Even though cow milk is commonly processed, it does not qualify to be a fabricated or engineered food. Even after processing it still contains about 13 percent solid and 87 percent water. The fat portion of this nutritious liquid contains soluble vitamins. The remaining part of the solid includes carbs, proteins, and water-soluble minerals that have a wide range of
health benefits. Milk is nature’s most virtually perfect food.

Importance of milk

  • Rich source of protein that helps your body fight diseases, rebuild new cells, maintain healthy nails and hair and build muscles. Each glass of milk contains about 8 grams of proteins.
  • Milk provides carbohydrates which provide adequate energy to enable you to meet your day to day energy requirements.
  • The fats in milk form essential fatty acids that are essential for body cells provided you take the liquid in moderate quantities.
  • Milk is a source of vitamin B2, phosphorus and calcium.
  • The milk solid smoothens and nourishes your skin. The lactic acid content aids in the removal of dead skin cells thus rejuvenating and keeping your skin fresh.
  • The fact water constitutes 87 percent of milk means it is can form greatly improve rehydration. Rehydration supports many metabolic functions in our bodies.


The health benefits of milk are many and include the supply of proteins, carbs, and vitamins all of which play important roles in your body. Interestingly, milk products are available in many forms; you can drink the liquid directly or consume some of the many dairy products like butter, cheese, ghee or curd. Regardless of the product you choose, milk will delivery
many useful nutrients to your body.

By: Joni Kim