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01/3Hot milk or Cold milk: Which is better for health?
Milk is probably the most widely consumed dairy product in Indian households. A glass of milk is an intergral part of every child’s household and is craved by a lot of adults too. Packed with protein, magenisum, calcium, zinc, vitamin D and potassium, milk is a storehouse of nutrients.
While many people prefer it piping hot, some people like sipping cold milk. Be it cold milk or hot milk, both of them have their own set of benefits. Here are a few health benefits of hot and cold milk and when you should consume them.
02/3Hot milk benefits
Better sleep: One major benefit of consuming hot milk before retiring to bed is good sleep. Milk contains amino acid which helps in inducing better sleep. These acids get activated when milk is warm.
Cure for common cold: Drinking hot milk and honey is an excellent home remedy to cure common cold. The drink is said to have an anti-bacterial effect, which helps in giving you relief from such ailments.
Tackling PMS: For women who have a hard time during period, hot milk and turmeric is the answer. The presence of potassium in milk helps in soothing cramps, while adding turmeric to hot milk helps in flushing out toxins from the body.
03/3Cold milk benefits
Relieves stomach ulcers: If you frequently suffer from stomach ulcers and acidity, then cold milk acts like a magic remedy. You can also mix a tablespoon of ‘Isabgol’ in a glass of cold milk if you are suffering from digestion problems, as it acts as a remedy to acid reflux.
Helps in weight loss: Believe it or not, cold milk actually helps in losing weight. The presence of calcium in cold milk improves your body’s metabolism, and thus burns more calories. Drinking a glass of milk also keeps you full for long and also helps you avoid unnecessary snacking.
Good for skin: Cold milk is packed with electrolytes that can help your body combat dehydration. It will keep your body hydrated and skin glowing. The best time to drink cold milk is early in the morning.
Keep in mind that you avoid drinking cold milk during winters, as it can cause cold and cough.