10 Things You Didn’t Know About Milk

A lot of people absolutely love a cup of milk, while others are absolutely put off by even the idea. But whether you drink milk by itself, or whether you use it in your cereal, in your tea and coffee, or even in your scrambled eggs, milk is just one of those things you can’t get away from. You can drink it hot or cold, and you can either order it online or have it delivered to your door by your milkman. But what about the things you don’t know about milk? Milk is full of surprises, and to find out more let’s take a look at the 10 things you didn’t know about milk.

Milk Is In Your Favourite Alcoholic Beverages

That’s right, when you go out at night and order a Malibu on the rocks, there is a real possibility that the bartender has slipped some milk in there. And if you order a White Russian, the bartender will definitely slip some milk in there. The White Russian contains vodka and milk, and tastes spectacular. This means that when you go on a night out with the girls, you can still fill up on nutrients!

The Queen of England Drinks Milk Everyday

And she’s one of the healthiest people alive in the world today. Yup, Queen Elizabeth II drinks a cup of milk daily to maintain her health. The only snag is that she doesn’t drink the same kind of milk as you and I – she drinks fresh milk that her cows have raised in her own garden.

Milk Is Pleasantly Nutritious

Milk is one of the most nutritious drinks you can have, and it comes with the vitamins A, D and B12, plus a whole wealth of minerals, including potassium, magnesium, zine, calcium and protein. This means that a cup of milk a day is fantastic for helping to keep you fit and healthy.

More Mucus

There is conflicting advice on this one. In one corner, there are experts who say that you should drink less milk to banish a cold, whilst there are experts in the other corner who argue that you should drink more milk, especially if you’re suffering from congestion. The reason for the disparity is that milk increases the production of mucus. So it’s up to you to choose.

Chocolate Milk Is Healthy

You’ve seen chocolate milk in the supermarket, haven’t you? Perhaps you’ve refrained from ever trying it because you thought it was unhealthy? After all, chocolate milk has got chocolate in it, so it can’t be very good for you, right? Wrong! Chocolate is rich in cocoa, which is rich in flavorins that improve the health of our heart. Chocolate combined with milk is actually a winning combination.

Natural Sugars And Milk Go Together Like Brad and Angelina (well, when they were married)

Ever heard the John Lennon album Milk and Honey? John knew that milk goes well with natural sugars, so he went and made an album all about it. Okay, the album isn’t actually about milk, but the fact remains that natural sugars are the perfect companion to milk and pairing them together is great for your health.

Ice Cream Without Milk Is Not Ice Cream

It’s just a block of ice. Milk makes up 60% of the content of ice cream, so it’s pretty essential. Indeed, there was an English ice cream maker who produced a variety of ice cream composed of a woman’s breast milk. Sounds strange? Well, yes. It does.

Cleopatra loved a milk bath

Cleopatra was known to bathe in fresh milk on a regular basis for the purpose of skin rejuvenation. She even had donkeys to travel with her on long journeys, so that she could have her favourite bath on the go. If you want to read more about Cleopatra’s beauty secrets click here.

Milk Is Never Handled by Farmers

And we’re pretty sure you’re glad to hear this! Dairy farmers have to follow a number of steps to make sure the sanitary regulations of milk collection from cows are observed, and as a result they never actually touch it with their hands, as it makes its way from the cow to the buyer. And because we’re guessing you don’t actually touch milk with your hands either (who does?) this means that milk is pretty much NEVER touched by human hands. Amazing.

Milk Is Mostly Water

Milks is really creamy, but it’s up to 95% water. Everything else is protein, vitamins, carbs and fat.

Organic Milk Is As Good As Regular Milk

A lot of people make a big deal about organic living – and rightly so – but in terms of nutrients and actual quality, there is no major difference between regular and organic milk. So if you’ve always drank regular and are considering making the switch for health reasons, our advice is that it isn’t really necessary.

Stay happy and healthy!