World Milk Day
Dr Dipak Nath
World Milk Day is an international day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. The first-ever World Milk Day was celebrated on the 1st of June 2001. The importance of the day is to increase public awareness about every aspect of natural milk such as the origin, nutritional value of milk and its products, and its economic importance throughout the world. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector. On this day, the benefits that intake of milk and dairy products provide for people is actively promoted around the world, including how dairy supports the livelihoods of over one billion people.
World Milk Day gathers every people to provide them with proper idea and knowledge about every kind of Nutrients provided by the Milk. Milk is an important part of a healthy, balanced diet for each individual and the annual World Milk Day provides the perfect opportunity to spread the word. In the last few years, India has also become one of the largest producers of milk in the world with over 150 million tones of production and per capita availability of over 300 grams per day. Milk is a nutrient-rich fluid that female mammals produce to feed their young. The most commonly consumed types come from cows, sheep and goats. The four health benefits of drinking milk are- 1. Nutrient-rich: The nutritional profile of milk is impressive. It is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. 2. Quality protein: Milk is a rich source of protein, with just one cup containing 8 grams. Protein is vital for the proper functioning of the body as it helps in growth and development, cellular repair and immune system regulation. 3. Beneficial for bone health : Drinking of milk has long been associated with healthy bones. It is due to its powerful combination of nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus and potassium. All of these nutrients are essential for maintaining strong, healthy bones.
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