But scientists ' opinions on the subject were divided. Some believe milk is healthy and nutritious, others - useless, but harmless, others are harmful to human health, can cause various diseases.

The benefits of milk

Milk contains large amounts of minerals of calcium and potassium and vitamin D.

That is why it was always considered the use of his children and the elderly especially useful. Children for bone development and growth, for older people to prevent osteoporosis.

However, modern scientists do not recommend to use cow's milk in feeding infants. As it doesn't meet the needs of babies on the content of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. After 3 years of milk consumption is unlimited.

But after 20 years of use is reduced. This is due to the fact that the man in the gut decreases with age quantity of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down milk sugar. Undigested it causes gas and fermentation the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut.

The choice in favor of pasteurized milk

Contrary to popular belief that fresh milk is significantly more useful and better to use still is pasteurized. Because pasteurization kills dangerous germs. Of course, this breaks down and vitamins, but it is not of great importance, as milk is a valuable source.

Skim more useful

Skim milk has more minerals than fat. But less threat of fat (cholesterol) that clogs the blood vessels. Besides less calories.

"Bad" statistics

There are data scientists that in Eastern countries where cow's milk is little used, low percentage of bone fractures.

But scientists at Sweden believe that the mortality rate among women drinking more than 3 glasses of milk a day, 2 times higher than women who drink less than 1 Cup. However, these data are yet inaccurate.

The myth about milk

Cow's milk often treated colds. Drink it warm when you cough. But few people know that milk stimulates the production of mucus in the body. In particular, when you cough it aggravates the condition, creating a breeding ground for pathogenic bacteria.

To summarize, we can say that the milk was, is and will be on the tables of lovers of this delicious product. Importantly, as in all things, in his hand the measure is necessary. It is desirable to give up milk during the period of SARS, not to feed their infants. And track reactions of the organism and react to them.