Morning, evening or night consuming milk is a good source of calcium and protein. But do you know when is the right time to drink milk to get more health benefits?
Milk is no more for only kids and babies. Importance of milk is widespread and no one have a second thought about drinking milk. Debate is only on the timing of consuming milk.
Let us check the benefits of drinking milk based on the time of consumption. If you’re lactose intolerant, this is one beverage you’ll definitely want to avoid. But there are alternatives for drinking milk like nut milk which are healthy too.
Benefits Of Drinking Milk In Morning
- More protein in your morning breakfast
- To build body muscles – Drink milk in early morning (best for body after 7 – 8 hours of empty stomach)
- Drinking fat free milk in the morning increase satiety, or a feeling of fullness
Benefits Of Drinking Milk In Night
- Drinking a glass of warm milk before bed will help you calm your mind and sleep better
- Dairy products are rich in the amino acid tryptophan, which helps in the production of the sleep inducing brain chemicals, serotonin and melatonin
- Help reduce tiredness
An Ayurvedic Approach
Ayurveda emphasizes on drinking milk at night
Milk is best drunk at night when your body needs to wind down and switch from being active to calmer and more relaxed. Make it part of your bedtime routine and you’ll help your body create a nice turndown process every day. And such routine is great for your body to establish a good rhythm, and maintain a balance of energies central to Ayurvedic philosophy. With this balance of energies or doshas you should help overall health and vitality as well.
Avoid Milk If You Have Dairy Allergy
For some people, drinking milk is never a good idea, regardless of what time of day it is. Specifically, those with lactose intolerance or a dairy allergy. So how can you tell if you have these problems?
If you are lactose intolerant, you will notice digestive issues crop up soon after you have a cup of milk or any milk product. Symptoms include gas or flatulence, diarrhea, and bloating. You may also experience abdominal pain and nausea. If that’s the case you may need to look at alternative lactose-free milk options like nut milks or rice or soy milk to get your daily fix. For those with a milk allergy that isn’t very severe, symptoms may include hives or a rash, stomach upset or vomiting after consumption. In some cases, bloody stools may also be present. The more severe form of this allergy however, is hard to miss, and like other severe allergies can result in Anaphylaxis, where breathing is significantly impaired and your body goes into a state of shock.