As kids, we all dreaded the routine glass of milk. However, over time, we've come to acknowledge the nutritional value it has to offer. It can give you the much needed dose of calcium and vitamins, both of which are very important to maintain your health.
Yet, there are so many myths surrounding it that we often keep ourselves away from a glass of milk which can provide not just vitamins but also energy to keep one working all-day long. It is important to get hold of these white lies and confront them.
Hence, we bring to you a list that busts all myths regarding milk:
Myth 1: Drinking milk causes kidney stones.
Umm, no. We hear this so many times but there is no truth to this statement. There has been scientific research to prove this wherein it was found that consumption of milk has nothing to do with kidney stones. On the contrary, it may reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.
Myth 2: Organic milk is better than regular milk.
There is actually no real difference between the two. The quality, safety and nutritional value of both regular and organic milk is the same. The only difference is in the way it is produced on the farm. Hence, you don't need to be too worried about the categories.
Myth 3: Carton milk is synthetic milk.
It actually isn't. Carton milk is anything but synthetic milk. It is collected from the udder of cows just like the milk collected in local dairies. It tastes different or better than locally collected milk because the cows from which the milk is collected are fed with the best quality fodder and kept disease free by closely monitoring them. Hence, they produce better milk.
Myth 4: Packaged milk has added preservatives.
Milk packaged in Tetra Pak cartons is preservative free. The milk that is packaged is sterilized by a special technique called UHT (Ultra Heat Treatment). This ensures that there are absolutely no organisms left in the milk. Since there are no organisms in the milk, there is no chance of it getting spoilt even when it is kept at room temperature for 6 months. The long shelf life therefore comes without the disadvantage of the milk being preservative-laden.
Myth 5: Consumption of milk can lead to early puberty.
This is another bizarre myth we keep hearing about. However, this too, has been proven to be false. Drinking too much milk has no link to children hitting puberty early. In fact, growing children should be drinking milk because of all the calcium that it has to offer.
Myth 6: You can't have milk if you're lactose intolerant.
You can absolutely continue consumption of milk even if you're lactose intolerant. Lactose-free milk is available in the markets now. It's nutritional value does not change and it tastes the same. Hence, giving you all the benefits that milk should.
Myth 7: If you buy packaged milk from the market, you'll have to boil it.
The great part about packaged milk is that the aseptic packaging involves transferring the treated milk into pre-sterilized packages in a sterile environment. Therefore, there is no risk of contamination and therefore there's no need to boil the milk before use. You can have it directly or warm it slightly to have it as a hot beverage.