With the global focus sharpening on personal health and environmental issues over the past decade, milk has become a site of debate. What used to be a simple staple minding its own business in every fridge door has now been thrust into the limelight. No longer will the choice of office milk go unnoticed. Milk seems to be blamed for everything: carbon emissions, people’s bad skin. Before you know it teachers will be hearing, “Miss, my milk ate my homework.”
While there are cons to milk, as with anything, it is easy to forget its many pros. In this blog we will outline the benefits of different milks. We’ll remind you that milk is not your mortal enemy, it’s an old friend that still has its benefits. Don’t hesitate to order your office milk from us once this blog has clued you up.
1. Do have a cow, man
It is important to note that cow’s milk has many health benefits. It is naturally rich in vitamins and minerals and drinking one glass a day gives you a healthy dose. Cow’s milk is high in calcium, which builds healthy bones and teeth while maintaining bone mass. Around 99 percent of your body’s calcium is stored in your bones and teeth, so it’s worth drinking your milk. Not to mention its packed with protein, serving as a source of energy whilst building and repairing muscle tissue. The potassium it contains helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure, and phosphorus that strengthens bones and generates energy.
These nutritional benefits are a helping hand for everyone’s general health. However, cow’s milk can also be used in a more specific way – muscle gaining. Researcher Dr. Brian Roy published a paper that proposed that consuming milk after weight training helped young men to lose more body fat and gain more muscle mass than those who did not drink any milk. Contrary to the belief that milk makes you pile on the pounds, it seems it’s quite the opposite if used correctly. It has also been suggested in studies that cow’s milk can reduce the likelihood of developing coronary heart disease or having a stroke by 15 to 20 percent. So, keeping your office milk levels stocked up will do you and your fellow staff a world of good.
2. Milk alternatives are whey out there
Different types of milk have various benefits depending on an individual’s needs. Sadly, not everyone can enjoy the rich tastiness of cow’s milk, usually due to an inability to digest lactose, the sugar present in it. Others choose to steer clear of cow’s milk because of the environmental impacts. After all, the production of cow’s milk uses far more water, uses more land space and produces more carbon emissions than any other type of milk.
So, there are milk alternatives available on the market – head over to the website to check out our range. The most prevalent are almond, soya and oat milks. It is thought that around one in five households have already swapped cow’s milk for these alternatives. It’s no wonder why, when one considers that almond milk is fortified with calcium and vitamins D, E, B2 and B12. Not to mention its delectable nutty taste that works wonderfully in coffee. Oat milk plays host to similar vitamins, as well as being a great source of protein. It is also the most sustainable out of the lot, if you’re the environmentally conscious type. Lastly, soya milk – naturally low in fat and delicious. However, people that are lactose intolerant often cannot consume soya milk either, so bear that in mind.
3. Which moo juice to choose
According to a study by the University of Oxford, oat milk has the most benefits in terms of sustainability. So, if you’re a friend of the forests, that’s the best for you. Nonetheless, as you have read in this blog, there are benefits to all types of milk. Weigh your options and decide which is best for your office milk delivery. It is a nutritious drink, a well-respected staple. The benefits are clear, so drink up, my dear.