Which milk to choose for maximum benefits
Is milk a drink not for adults? Partly true, but...
On the one hand, this product is rich in calcium, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin D (enriched with this trace element).
On the other hand, milk is a high-calorie product that, if abused, increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome. Also, a large percentage of people suffer from lactose intolerance.
Therefore, the modern food industry offers many alternatives, such as lactose-free, cereal (buckwheat, oatmeal, rice), nut (almond, coconut, cashew), fruit (banana) and others.
Which milk is healthier?
Firstly, even if you have already left the breastfeeding age, milk can be in your diet.
Secondly, lactose-free milk is a popular option for people with intolerance, as it contains the added enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose and does not cause gastrointestinal disorders. Its nutritional properties are almost the same as regular milk (of course, it's all about the composition), but unlike it, it is suitable for most people.
Third, if you choose plant milk, read the label. Certain types of plant milk are additionally saturated with calcium, vitamin D, and sugar. Therefore, pay close attention to the composition and choose a product with little or no added sugar.
Fourth, animal milk has a high insulin index. If you have insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, you should eliminate or partially limit your cow's milk consumption.
When giving preference to vegetable milk, choose a pure composition, because a diabetes diet requires controlling the amount of sugar in the diet.
Remember, milk is not an essential product in the diet. You can find an alternative source of calcium and protein from other foods.