When Is the Best Time to Drink Milk?
Milk is a drink for all ages. Milk is rich in protein, amino acids, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, manganese and other nutrients. It has many functions, such as invigorating the spleen and stomach, strengthening muscles and bones, nourishing the heart and soothing the mind, nourishing blood, and so on. Let’s take a look at the benefits and effects of drinking milk, and figure out the best time to drink it.
The benefits and effects of drinking milk:
- Calm one down
Milk contains cysteine, a substance that can inhibit the nerve center of the human body. So when you are upset at night and can’t sleep, try to drink a glass of warm milk, which help calm you down.
- Promote brain development
Milk contains many substances needed by the human body, especially lecithin and other substances that can promote brain development and puzzle. Therefore, expectant mothers can drink some milk moderately, which plays an important role in promoting fetal brain development.
- Maintain beauty
Ladies, who often drink milk or use milk to apply face, etc., can make the skin delicate, smooth and elastic.
- Supplement nutrition
The nutrients in milk are relatively comprehensive, and if you drink it regularly, it can comprehensively supplement the body with nutrients, which is very good for your health.
So, when is the best time to drink milk?
- After breakfast
Rich in protein, vitamins, calcium and other nutrients, milk is a relatively easy-to-digest drink. Drinking milk in the morning can not only nourish the stomach, but also provide energy to the human body in time, so that people can start a new day with abundant energy. However, since milk is a liquid food, if you drink milk on an empty stomach, it is easy to decompose the protein into energy and digest it, and it will also aggravate the symptoms of lactose intolerance. Therefore, it is best for us to drink milk about 1 hour after breakfast, so that we can more fully absorb the nutrients of milk.
- Half an hour after a meal
The 2nd best time to drink milk would be half an hour after eating, because milk has a laxative effect, which will be more obvious when eaten with honey. Therefore, drinking a glass of honey milk after eating can prevent us from constipation and other intestinal problems. The various enzymes in milk can also help us digest food, so that we can get more nutrients from food.
- After exercise
Drinking a certain amount of milk after exercise can supplement not only physical strength, but also calcium and vitamins, which can strengthen bones and increase muscles. The water in the milk can not only make up for the water consumption during exercise, but also the milk protein can be better absorbed by us with the accelerated blood.
- Before going to bed
The last best time to drink milk is before going to bed, because milk has a good sleeping effect, and our digestive function is most active when we sleep. The inorganic salts contained in milk, as well as nutrients such as vitamins and amino acids can be well absorbed by us during this time. Moreover, the protein in milk can also prevent the absorption of heavy metal salts in our stomach and achieve the effect of prolonging life.
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