The benefits of milk have been known for a long time. He was not only drunk, but even bathed in it and added to cosmetics. On the basis of such a useful drink, many food products have been created – yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese and many others. But how relevant are they today?

Many call dairy products the main supplier of calcium in the body. Is this true or another myth? And is it possible to overeat such products without harm to health? Around them there are so many myths that some just require an explanation.


Low-fat milk is for thinners.

Do not consider low-fat dairy products solely as a dietary product. In this milk, as in the usual, quite a lot of “white” carbohydrates, which have a complex structure. This means that milk will still give a large number of calories. That’s why low-fat milk is not recommended for those who are trying to lose weight with the help of some kind of diet. Not allowed to use it and a diabetic. So low-fat foods should be removed from the diet of these individuals, as well as those who are sensitive to glucose.

There is a lot of calcium in dairy products.

The statement that together with these products calcium gets into the body is only partially true. It is worth considering more than feeding goats and cows. If there is not enough calcium in the grass and fodder, then where does it come from in yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and milk? Among dairy products, rich in calcium, it is worth noting hard cheeses. This is a real fount of such an element. It is best to choose varieties that are aged for 5-7 years. Cheese, rich in calcium, is easy to determine. He has a crumbly consistency and a creamy-yellow color. You should know that hard cheeses have to be eaten every day, while it is better to separate them from bread. After all, carbohydrates interfere with the absorption of useful substances.

Dairy products are useful for people of any age.

With age, there are fewer enzymes in the body that are involved in the breakdown of milk sugar (lactase). As a result, nutrients are digested worse. Since the age of 25, special requirements for the consumption of milk and products based on it have come into effect. And before this age you can drink and eat dairy products in any quantity and at will. Up to 35 years, it is recommended to consume not more than 600 ml of milk per day, from 35 to 45 years – already 400 ml. And with 45 years a day you can drink no more than a glass of milk.

No matter what kind of milk to drink – powder or whole.

In fact, milk, obtained with the help of powder is not so rich in nutrients. To make this drink better absorbed it is better to dilute it with water or make cocoa from it. Refurbished milk is also useful. It is suitable for those who want to lose weight. The fact is that in such milk, carbohydrates are quite small. Dairy products are good for the kidneys.

Milk in a greater degree and products based on it in the lesser can actually remove from the body slags and toxins. However, sour-milk products are not recommended for those who have sand or stones in their kidneys. In this case, this group of food is excluded from the diet, and the patient is assigned a meat diet. But when the urate is identified, the doctor will prescribe the milk diet.

With dysbacteriosis, you should drink kefir.

Researchers from Canada found that with dysbacteriosis kefir is just contraindicated. The fact is that fermentation products just strengthen the effect of dysbiosis. This prohibition applies to other fungal products, for example, kvass. Those who suffer from dysbiosis, it is better not to turn to kefir, but to bio-drinks. They are already enriched with lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

Kefir must be drunk at night.

A well-known dietary axiom has recently been questioned. It turns out that the endorphin-like substances contained in kefir only excite the nervous system and cause insomnia. So if there is a problem with falling asleep, you should first give up kefir for the night.The rest of people can afford a cup of such a dairy product a couple of hours before bedtime. In general, yogurt is better to replace yogurt or ryazhenka.

Curd strengthens bones.

This statement is only partly true. Bones are strengthened with curd, but not any, but only low-fat. Only in this way will phosphorus and calcium be absorbed completely. The fat content of cottage cheese should not be more than 15%. I must say that the same requirement is true for other dairy products.

Thanks to the cottage cheese, teeth grow stronger.

It turns out that the regular use of cottage cheese has no effect on the strength of the teeth. Also from this diet, neither enamel nor gums will improve. To really improve the condition of the teeth, it is necessary to introduce soy milk into the daily diet.


All yoghurts are useful.

In fact, it is worth talking about the benefits of not all yogurt. After pasteurization, this product decreases its biological value. So the thermized yogurt is actually not yogurt, because it does not have any useful bacteria. And to reveal really useful product will help the expiration date. Those yoghurts that can be stored for months, can not be useful in any way.

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