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    Milk Nutritional Value

    Milk is an unavoidable part of human diet. Different types of milk that we consume include different kinds of nutrients. Milk provides us with minerals, protein, fat, carbohydrate, and vitamins. So it is also called as a complete diet.

    It is recommended that every human being should consume a certain amount of milk for fulfilling their nutritional deficits. Milk can be consumed either as a drink or in the form of milk-derivates like dairy products. Here is the chart that explains the nutritional value of 100 gms milk.

    Nutrient Unit Cow Goat Sheep Water Buffalo
    Energy Kcal 66 60 95 110
    Water Gram 87.8 88.9 83.0 81.1
    Protein Gram 3.2 3.1 5.4 4.5
    Fat Gram 3.9 3.5 6.0 8.0
    Carbohydrate Gram 4.8 4.4 5.1 4.9
    Saturated Fatty Acids Gram 2.4 2.3 3.8 4.3
    Monounsaturated Fatty Acids Gram 1.1 0.8 1.5 1.7
    Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Gram 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2
    Cholesterol Milligram 14 10 11 8
    Calcium IU 120 100 170 195


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    Coconut Milk Nutrition

    Most people are under the impression that coconut milk is nothing but the watery liquid found in coconuts. But, actually coconut milk is a milky white sweet liquid that is obtained from the flesh of mature coconut. There are two types of milk that are derived from coconut, namely thick and thin.

    For taking the advantage of thick coconut milk nutrition, the grated coconut meat is squeezed. The squeezed coconut meat is then soaked in warm water and squeezed a second or third time for thin coconut milk. As far as the coconut milk use is concerned, thick milk is used for preparing yummy mouthwatering desserts and sauces. Whereas thin coconut milk is used in the preparation of soups.

    Coconut milk finds a special place in many tropical cuisines, especially Thai, Singaporean, and Malaysian. It acts as a source of a wide range of vitamins, minerals, potassium, folate and other vital nutrients. Talking about the coconut milk calorie, 1 cup canned coconut milk contains 445 calories, whereas frozen milk contains 485 calories. Raw coconut milk contains the maximum number of calories, which are approximately 552. Coconut milk is available in the market in different styles of packaging like cans and tetra packs.



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    Milk Nutrition Facts

    Milk is a reservoir of nutrients and thus it becomes of prime importance to consume it on a daily basis, so that the body gets the essential nutrients required by the body. Well, nothing in this world is perfect, same holds true for milk too. But taking into consideration milk nutrition facts, it can definitely be said that milk is next to perfect food. Read further to explore milk nutrition information…

    Milk forms an important component of our daily balanced diet. It serves as an excellent source of calcium that makes our bones and teeth strong. It would be appropriate to comment that it is practically impossible to meet body calcium requirements, without the consumption of milk and other dairy products.

    Not only is milk a fabulous source of calcium, but also it provides the body with high quality proteins that contain the essential amino acids, which the body is incapable of producing by itself. Well, the versatility of milk is not yet over. Milk also helps in meeting the body's requirement for vitamins. One glass of milk contributes about 44% to our daily-recommended vitamins intake. So, make it a part of your routine to drink milk everyday, so as to promote your health fitness.



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    Benefits of Raw Milk

    Raw milk consists of important enzymes that aid in assimilating the nutrients present in milk. Raw milk serves as one of the best sources for calcium consumption. One of the major raw milk drinking advantages is that it contains the beneficial bacteria, which otherwise get destroyed, when the milk undergoes pasteurization process. Read further to explore information about the benefits of raw milk…

    How beneficial is raw milk can be understood by analyzing the loss that occurs, when the milk is pasteurized. Pasteurization destroys enzymes, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 and also it kills the beneficial bacteria. Raw milk does not rot, rather it sours naturally. Pasteurized milk is often associated with health problems like diarrhea, cramps, iron-deficiency anemia, cancer, skin rashes, osteoporosis and allergies etc. On the contrary, raw milk keeps you away from these health ailments.

    Raw milk is highly nutritious and thus acts as one of the healthiest foods. Raw milk tastes better, when compared to pasteurized milk, as it is creamier and fresh. People who do not relish the taste of milk are likely to find the taste of raw milk pleasant. There can be digestion problem with the consumption of processed milk, but that won't be the case with raw milk. So, drink raw milk and head your way towards leading a healthy lifestyle.



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    Skim Milk Nutrition

    If you want to lose weight and also retain your habit of taking milk and dairy products, stop counting on calories, as you now have an option of Skim Milk. As the skim milk has very less fat ingredient, it is the best choice for those who strictly adhere to their weight lose regime. The skim milk offers you a perfect nutrition without adding any further to your calorie meter and thus acts an excellent option of fulfilling the vital requirements of your body.

    Why To Opt For Skim Milk
    Skim Milk is an excellent option if you are looking for strong calcium enriched bones, vitalized body, active cells and ample amount of energy without any extra flab. Contrary to the myth that Skim Milk is less nutritious than the general milk, the Skim Milk has ample amount of nutrient completely equal to the normal milk from any other source. One thing where you may have to compromise in the case of skim milk is flavor. Compared to other kinds of milk, the skim milk has very thin flavor. However, few people even appreciate this taste.

    Comparison With Whole Milk
    In comparison to the 150 calories of the whole milk, the skim milk contains only 80-90 calories in an eight-ounce serving. The skim milk also contains only half the amount of fat in comparison with the whole milk which is very efficient for an adult body which gradually becomes resistant in fat digestion. Even in some brands of skim milk the amount of calcium is more when compared to the whole milk. So, skim milk is always a better option for adults.

    If you are still confused with the choice, here is the detailed nutrition chart of skim milk in which the values per cup 8 fl oz (245 g) of skim milk are indicated-

    Calories 80
    Total fat (g) 0.0
    Saturated fat (g) 0.0
    Monounsaturated fat (g) 0.0
    Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0
    Dietary fiber (g) 0
    Protein (g) 16
    Carbohydrate (g) 12
    Cholesterol (mg) 10
    Sodium (mg) 120
    Vitamin A 20.000 ~ IU
    Vitamin D (mcg) 2.5
    Vitamin C (mcg) 8
    Riboflavin (mg) 0.3
    Vitamin B12 (mcg) 0.9
    Calcium (mg) 60
    Phosphorus (mg) 248



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    Whole Milk Nutrition

    Whole milk, or popularly known as full-cream milk, is one from which no constituent, such as fat, has been removed. However, it is a strict no-no for figure conscious individuals or those, who are looking forward to get slim. This is because it is a high caloric diet and the nutrients found in it are also available in the slimming versions such as skim or one percent milk. Nonetheless, when it comes to toddlers and kids, whole milk proves to be the next best option, if the child is not breastfeeding or drinking a toddler formula.

    A highly nutritious drink, whole milk is unsurpassed alternative for babies and toddlers, who need extra strength. For infants who lack in high fat diet, the extra amount of calcium and fat present in whole milk acts as a perfect substitute. The calories in fat help in the growth and brain development of the child. Another benefit of whole milk is that it tastes better than its low fat counterpart. So, if you have a child, who refuses to drink milk, you can try the option of whole milk. Who knows, it can be the only way you can make them drink any milk at all? Go through the table given below, to know the nutritional content of a cup of whole milk.

    Nutrition Nutritional Content
    Calories 150
    Total fat (g) 8.2
    Saturated fat (g) 5.1
    Monounsaturated fat (g) 2.4
    Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.3
    Dietary fiber (g) 0
    Protein (g) 8
    Carbohydrate (g) 11
    Cholesterol (mg) 33
    Sodium (mg) 120
    Vitamin A (RE) 76
    Vitamin D (mcg) 2.4
    Riboflavin (mg) 0.4
    Vitamin B12 (mcg) 0.9
    Calcium (mg) 290
    Phosphorus (mg) 228



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