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Health Benefits of Milk

Originally posted at OrganicFacts.net:

The health benefits of milk include increased bone strength, smoother skin, stronger immune system, prevention of illnesses such as hypertension, dental decay, dehydration, respiratory problems, obesity, osteoporosis and even some forms of cancer. The beneficial health nutrients obtained from milk are essential for the human body and help prevent a number of chronic ailments.

Milk, quite simply, is a liquid that mammals can create in mammary glands in order to feed their young. The reason mammals have this is because this is what their young are naturally supposed to consume until they are strong enough or old enough to hunt for themselves or eat what their parents typically eat. Humans also have this ability, which is why we have begun to explore the interesting world of milk from other animals, in the hopes that milk could continue to nourish us throughout our lives, rather than simply at the beginning of it. Spoiler Alert…we were right! It can be very beneficial to us at all times of our life!

Many animals can provide us with this vital health substance, but cow’s milk is considered the best wholesome supplement for children as well as for adults. It is also the most accessible, while the milk of other animals like buffalo, goats, sheep, camels, reindeer and yak is much more difficult to acquire.

Milk from horses and donkeys can also be consumed by humans, but that is even less common, and much less pleasant to extract.

The health benefits of milk can be achieved from drinking milk directly or by consuming dairy products such as cheese, butter, curd, clarified butter or ghee, dairy whitener, ice cream, cottage cheese or paneer, flavored milk, or milk sweets. Put it this way, around the world, there are more than 6 billion people who regularly consume some type of food that is based on milk from an animal; it is one of the most essential elements of the human diet, since these animals that create milk are on almost every continent and country. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has clearly mentioned in its Dietary Guidelines to include milk and milk products to ensure a healthy, balanced diet.

Nutritional Value Of Milk

The nutritional value of milk is so well known that people all around the world include it as a staple part of their diet. Adding milk to your daily diet can also help you to achieve a well-balanced diet. It is an ideal source of nutrients such as vitamin A, B12, D calcium, carbohydrates, phosphorous, selenium, magnesium, protein, zinc and riboflavin. The Teagasc Dairy Products Research Center at Moorepark, Fermoy has reported recent research on using milk to neutralize the cholesterol content of the body. Most of the caloric content in milk comes from the natural sugars found in it. These are essential to the overall functioning and health of the body, and they reduce the chances of a number of deficiencies, and boost health in a variety of ways! Let’s explore more about the important impact of milk and milk-based products on our health!

Milk Deficiency

Milk deficiency can cause severe anemia, osteoporosis and other related illnesses. The consumption of milk is essential for maintaining good health and having the energy and strength to do normal activities.

It is the best source of calcium for all age groups, and since calcium is considered the most important mineral in the healthy growth, functioning, repair, and durability of the bones and skeletal system, milk will always have a significant role in people’s diets, as a way of preventing calcium deficiency or osteoporosis.

Health Benefits Of Milk

It is an extremely beneficial drink for the health of the human body. Some of the advantages of drinking this life-giving nectar are as follows:

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Dure Foods takes immense pride in using only the best food products, including dry milk ingredients, in it’s formulations. For more information on nutritional values and benefits, please check out Dure’s Lifestyle Catalogue.

Food Safety Standards: Is Your Supplier Up to Snuff?

Food Safety Standards: Is Your Supplier Up to Snuff?


In the food business, there is nothing more important than food safety. If there’s even a slight chance that your food products pose a health risk to your consumers, you might as well pack up your shop and consider another venture. It may only take one incident of food poisoning to destroy any prospect of success for your business, which is why you’ll want to work with food suppliers who meet the highest standards of food safety in the industry. Food safety standards may vary between different regulatory agencies and countries, but you’ll generally want to work with suppliers who are certified by the following agencies:


  • Global Food Safety Initiative

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is an international trade organization that oversees food safety standards around the world. The GFSI provides a benchmarking process for food suppliers, which include health and safety standards for food packaging, distribution, storage, farming, and manufacturing. Although the GFSI doesn’t accredit or certify food retailers, their benchmarking process serves as the foundation for other agencies to implement food safety protocol, and retailers can receive a GFSI certification through various third-party agencies.


  • British Retail Consortium

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is a UK-based trade association that represents most retail stores in the United Kingdom. In addition to their role in retail management, the BRC is one of the leading authorities on global food safety standards. Companies that supply supermarkets and other food retailers are legally bound to comply with standards put forward by the BRC, which including proper food labeling, distribution, supply chain management, and storage.


  • NSF International

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) was first established in 1944 in to address the need for standardized sanitation and food safety requirements. Since then, the NSF’s role in public safety has extended to other parts of the globe. Businesses that receive NSF certification, and those that deal with food products in particular, have demonstrated that their products are in compliance with some of the highest international safety standards.


  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration

If your business sells food products in the U.S., you’ll have to work with food suppliers that adhere to standards established by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which is maintained and controlled by an executive appointed by the President of the United States. The FDA functions as a regulatory agency that oversees the manufacture, sale, and distribution of food and pharmaceutical products, including dietary supplements, farmed foods, and cosmetics. The FDA Food Code serves as a model for food safety regulations across state and local agencies.


Ask Your Supplier

Whether you own a restaurant or a yogurt shop, you’ll want to make sure that your suppliers are able to meet all the required food safety practices in the food business. Food borne illnesses are some of the most common illnesses in the world, and you’ll definitely want to ask your supplier about how they can ensure that consumers won’t become sick from their products.

At Dure Foods Ltd. We take Food Safety Standards very seriously and we do not take lightly that you use our products and you do have a choice.  To learn more or discuss your needs, contact us here.