Dr Jack A T Edmonds MB BS FRCGP

Private General Practitioner

Your Health in Our Hands

120 Harley Street
London
W1G 7JW

Phone: 020 7935 5050
Fax: 020 7935 3888
Email: enquiry@drjackedmonds.co.uk

MILK

Key nutrients : Biotin, protein, potassium, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, calcium, riboflavin, iodine and vitamin B12.

Healing Properties : A truly nutrient rich food/drink.  The average consumed per day per adult is 200mls of semi-skimmed cow’s milk contributing to just 5% of our daily maximum for calories and fat but providing an enormous amount of the beneficial nutrients.  Just 200mls provides a whopping 72% of Vitamin B12 for making red blood cells and keeping the immune and nervous system working properly.   Provides 14% protein for healthy muscles and bones, 16% potassium for controlling blood pressure and keeping muscles and nerves healthy, 30% calcium for strong bones and teeth. 40% iodine for maintaining good thyroid function and 23% of pantothenic acid needed for normal mental performance.   

Choosing and Cooking : The UK does not allow the use of hormones in the production of its milk, however, natural hormones may be present which are also found in many of the foods we eat.  Milk is tested to make sure it does not contain any antibiotics and any cow being treated with antibiotics for an illness the milk is discarded.   Organic milk facts:  Newcastle University found that organic milk was higher in polyunsaturated fats, omega-3 fats, vitamin E and iron but lower in iodine and selenium.   The final analysis is that both organic and non-organic contain healthy nutrients and is down to personal choice.   Milk is so versatile, being the best thing to drink after exercising to using it in tea, coffee, milk puddings, and white sauces amongst other ways.    Enjoy the benefits.

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