Milk is the first food that a child consumes after birth and is one of the most important foods consumed throughout life. It is regarded as complete nutrition. Milk forms an important part of a healthy as well as a balanced diet. It is a widely consumed health beverage across the globe and thus holds a crucial place in our lives.
Table of Contents
- What is World Milk Day?
- What is the significance of the day?
- Know about the old and trusted form of health drink.
- Let us know about an exceptionally amazing World Record.
- Make a small change in your life and change the world.
What is World Milk Day?
Established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN (United Nations), World Milk Day is celebrated across the world on June 1, each year since 2001.
The day is aimed to help people recognize the significance of milk as an important global food. Apart from being a good source of nutrition, milk, and dairy products are also a means of livelihood for millions of people across the globe.
In India too, milk is more than just a dietary need. It has proved to be a great weapon to fight malnutrition and is also supporting the livelihood of millions of Indian people. Being self-sufficient in milk production, India is one of the largest producers of milk in the world.
What is the significance of the day?
World Milk day is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of milk and dairy products in the economy, industries, and our daily lives. The day serves as an objective to educate masses about the nutrients that are present in milk like calcium, protein, vitamins, potassium, etc.
The theme for World Milk Day 2021 is ‘ Sustainability in the dairy sector. The aim of the celebration is to aware people of the environment, nutrition, and socio-economics of milk production, distribution, and consumption.
Which is the old and trusted form of health drink?
Indian Mythology has always encouraged the consumption of highly nutritious foods by assigning these foods some sacred names. For example, Milk is not just a morning glass or beverage, it holds sacred importance. Designated as “Amrit”, Cow Milk is considered crucial for consumption because of its nutritious and purifying qualities. The use of Milk products like ghee and butter is greatly encouraged in Ayurveda.
What is an effective cure for different ailments?
You must have experienced when your grandmothers insist on having a hot cup of cow milk as an effective cure for different ailments. Indians have an ancient trusted form of a health drink that happens to be an inseparable part of our lives. In Ayurveda , Cow Milk is used in different forms in different ailments.
Though other varieties of milk like Buffalo milk, goat milk, etc. are consumed widely, still cow milk holds special importance in our lives.
Cow milk is considered a complete meal as it has an array of nutrients, which makes it a complete meal in itself.
Strengthens immune system – Cow milk is said to boost your immune system and repair the damaged cells and tissues.
A storehouse of proteins – It Contains wholesome proteins that help provide strength in bodybuilding. It contains nine essential amino acids, which are known for their incredible health benefits.
Strengthens bones and muscles: Cow milk is highly recommended for the development and maintenance of bone and muscle because it contains an ample amount of calcium. Drinking cow milk regularly helps to prevent the risk of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and enhance core strength.
Good for the brain: Ayurveda prescribes cow milk for good brain health especially if proves beneficial when used in mentally sick patients.
Vitamin B12 is said to boost your memory power and sharpness. As It is a storehouse of vitamin B, it helps in calming down your nerves and thus maintaining a proper sleep cycle. Cow Milk is thus considered important in the overall brain development of a growing child.
According to Ayurveda, Cow Milk is light in qualities making it suitable in digestion. It resembles mother’s milk in various parameters , thus is considered ‘satmaya’ (suitable and beneficial) for human body.
Good for the heart: Cow Milk Contains an important acid which is called Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) which helps in lowering the growth of bad cholesterol, and thus, keeps your heart healthy. As it contains varied nutrients, it helps in maintaining blood pressure and is thus considered good for the heart.
Let us know about an exceptionally amazing world record.
Everyone loves parties where drinks are an inseparable part of our celebrations. Both hard and soft drinks are excitedly consumed despite various health hazards.
Do you know there is a world record of when thousands of people drank cow milk together at a party? To encourage consumption of highly nutritious drink – Cow Milk, in celebrations and parties, on May 17, 2017, About 19,713 people at Indira Gandhi Indoor Complex, New Delhi, drank cow milk together and made an Asia Book Of Record. The grand party was organized by Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan from Dera Sacha Sauda, Haryana, India.
Make a small change in your life and change the world.
The concept of the Cow Milk Party is an exceptionally great idea. Not only it promotes the intake of a healthy drink but also prevents the consumption of hard drinks which are extremely dangerous for health. Encouragement of Cow Milk also spread the word for the importance and sacredness of cows in society which was long forgotten thus lowering the rate of slaughtering of cows for meat.
On this World Milk Day, let us all promote the consumption of a healthy and nutritious drink – Cow Milk.
Writing Credits – Lovepreet Arora