World Milk Day: Interesting facts and health benefits of milk

Jun 01, 2017, 14:58 IST | midday online correspondent

On World Milk Day, we look at some interesting facts and health benefits of dairy product

On World Milk Day, we look at some interesting facts and health benefits of dairy product...

World Milk Day

Milk fact sheet
>> India is the world's largest producer of milk, and is the leading exporter of skimmed milk powder, yet she exports very few other milk product.

>> New Zealand, the European Union's 28 member states, Australia, and the United States are the world's largest exporters of milk and milk products.

>> There are more than six billion consumers of milk and milk products throughout the world.

>> Over 750 million people live within dairy farming households.

>> Dairy farms produced about 730 million tonnes of milk in 2011, from 260 million dairy cows.

>> China and Russia were the world's largest importers of milk and milk products and were self-sufficient by 2016 contributing to a worldwide glut of milk.

Health benefits
>> Early-lactation milk contains colostrum, which carries the mother's antibodies to its young and can reduce the risk of many diseases and contains many other nutrients including protein and lactose.

>> Because milk is produced as a food source for the young, all of its contents provide benefits for growth.

>> Recent medical evidence suggests consumption of milk is effective at promoting muscle growth.

>> Conjugated linoleic acid, which can be found in dairy products, is an effective supplement for reducing body fat, according to some researchers.

>> Some studies found that whole milk may be better for health due to its increased ability to satiate hunger.

About World Milk Day
Established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, World Milk Day is observed annually on June 1 since 2001. The day aims to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the milk industry.

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