The benefits of milk not only for baby and toddler. Milk is really good for all of age, adolescent and for elderly, The latest research show that milk is one of the prime source of vitamin D, and and supplying almost half of all vitamins that needed by the body.
According to researchers, there is no other foods that contribute to vitamin D as milk accounted for. In fact, for children aged 2 to 18 years, milk provides almost 2/3 of all the vitamin D in foods.
"There are only a few foods that can replace the package of essential nutrients found in a glass of fat-free milk, or low-fat," said Keith Ayoob, a pediatric expert food and nutrition. "Without milk, it is difficult to meet the needs of a number of nutrients, especially vitamin D," he said.
Besides widely known for its role in keeping bones strong, the presence of vitamin D in milk at this time, has also been believed to provide many health benefits.
Emerging evidence suggests that vitamin D can also help a person is protected from dangerous diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and certain cancers. It also, helped support a healthy immune system.
The experts from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) recommends 400 IU of vitamin D every day, which is equivalent to four cups fat-free milk or low fat.