Milk is a valuable source of calcium. So it is mainly recommended for children and pregnant women.

Homemade, fresh

If you are a resident of the village, the question of healthy milk cows (goats) or not, most likely, will never have you. Indeed, these animals produce a natural milk product that is pleasant to drink for both adults and children.

But being a city dweller, you are unable to drink milk. The fact that it is necessary to cool for the first 2 hours after milking, otherwise it will lose the lion's share of its use. Moreover, in this milk is much more bacteria, including harmful than in-store. As boiling kills all the benefits.

In order to drink raw milk, you need to hand milk a cow or goat. But to buy a chilled home product is still possible. But only if you are confident in the integrity of thrush.

When buying cow's or goat's milk you need to make sure not only in animal health but in clean containers. And it can be provided by only a very close friend of thrush.

Store-bought milk

Better not to risk it, buying fresh milk, and buy a product which has been pasteurized. Such milk is sold in soft plastic bags. Pasteurization the product is held for 20 seconds at a temperature of 65-75 ° C.

The result of this treatment, die pathogenic microflora – E. coli, the causative agents of cholera and typhoid, etc., but their disputes remain. Therefore, the shelf life of such milk for a few days. This is the most healthy milk from the store products.

Ultra-pasteurized milk is often sold in hard blocks. This product undergoes heat treatment at high temperature (+125-140оС) within 2-4 seconds. This method allows you to retain the lion's share of nutrients and greatly increase the product shelf life up to 1.5-2 months.

Probably the safest milk is sterilized. It is also the most useless. The product boiled for half an hour at a temperature of 115-120 OS. Of course, after such treatment die as a harmful and useful bacteria. On the shelves of sterilized milk can be seen in glass bottles.

To get the maximum benefit from milk, you should drink it separately from other products. In addition, it is recommended to preheat to room temperature.