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World Milk Day 2021 to Focus on Sustainability in the Dairy Sector

A rich source of calcium, protein, low in fat and delicious - milk is said to be a complete food in itself. Milk comprises valuable nutrients and offers tremendous health benefits.

Shivam Dwivedi
World Milk Day
World Milk Day

A rich source of calcium, protein, low in fat and delicious - milk is said to be a complete food in itself. Milk comprises valuable nutrients and offers tremendous health benefits. It is not only consumed by growing children but also by people of all age- bracket. It is an important part of our daily diet. It has great nourishing value and a rich source of calcium, fat and protein.  

If you don't like simple milk then you must definitely try golden milk, saffron milk.

World Milk Day is an opportunity to bring focus on milk and raise awareness about dairy’s part in healthy diets, responsible food- production, and supporting livelihoods and communities in a sustainable way. 

Historical Background:  

  • First time, World Milk Day was celebrated in 2001 around the globe and many countries participated in the event. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) selected June 1st in 2001 as World Milk Day, which commemorates the contributions of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition.  

  • Moreover, the number of countries for participation in this event is increasing every year. A lot of activities have been organized at national and international level.  

World Milk Day 2021: Theme 

  • The theme for World Milk Day 2021 will focus on 'Sustainability in the Dairy Sector along with Empowering the Environment, Nutrition, and Socio- Economic’.  The FAO also plans to re- introduce dairy farming to the world, by helping to create a low- carbon future for the dairy industry. 

  • This year’s theme aims to spread more and more awareness about incorporating milk and dairy products regularly into our diet. 

World Milk Day celebration: Objectives 

  • To disseminate information about the need and importance of milk in a human being's life. 

  • Various activities are planned on this day to raise awareness about milk and milk products. 

  • To acknowledge the contributions of several industries in fulfilling the needs of milk and dairy products  

  • To educate people about the nutrients that are present in milk like calcium, protein, vitamin B2, potassium, etc. 

Global Celebration:  

  • Due to the situation of COVID- 19 pandemic, no major events are expected to be organized up by the committee. However, several campaigns are being organized by the Global Dairy Platform. The celebrations will start with an 'Enjoy Dairy Rally', to be held from 29- 31 May. 

  • Amid these challenging times due to the coronavirus pandemic, all of us can also celebrate this day by donating milk packets to the needy people who are unable to get access to the facilities, which are as basic as procuring 'milk'. 

Nutritional Value of Milk:  

  • Milk has various nutrients that offer tremendous benefits to the body. It has a mere 1g of fat in every 100 grams of milk. You don't have to worry about having too much when it comes to milk. It also has good amounts of fiber and sugar in it. 

  • Some important salts like potassium and sodium are also found in milk. Essential nutrients that are present in milk are calcium, vitamin B12, and calcium. Calcium is an important ingredient for stronger bones and teeth. There is a small amount of magnesium in milk that helps the organs to function optimally at cellular level. 

5 Amazing Benefits of Milk:  

The consumption of milk dates back to over 7000 years. In olden times, milk was considered a luxury and was only for the royalty. Today it is advised to drink at least a glass of milk every day, from toddlers to adults to old people. Milk is a vital source of vitamin D and calcium. 

1. Strong Bones:  

Eating unhealthy foods, being inactive and bad postures are all factors that can lead to developing symptoms associated with bone density loss. It contains 113 mg for a glass of full cream milk. This is a good amount to protect you from bone damage and deterioration. It is often considered the rich source of calcium. 

2. Source of Vitamins and Minerals:  

Milk is a superfood that contains all the important vitamins and minerals that we need.  It has high amounts of vitamin B12, which is essential for brain and DNA health. Moreover, it is also a rich source of Riboflavin, which help the body stay energetic. It also has phosphorus, which is extremely beneficial for repairing tissues and cells. 

3. Relaxer: 

Milk also helps calm the nerves and soothes the mind as it contains potassium and magnesium, which act as vasodilators. It also relieves symptoms of cramps. A glass of warm milk helps calm the body and sore muscles. It also helps you fall asleep faster. 

4. Protein Rich:  

100 gram serving of full- fat milk has 3.2 g of protein. Our body needs protein on regular basis as it helps the body do everything. It is the macronutrients in it that help the body produce enzymes, build muscles, build cartilage and develop skin tissues. It also helps make hormones in the body. 

5. Promote Healthy Skin:  

Milk can help moisturize your skin, nourishing it effectively. Adding it to any face mask will help you reap its benefits to the fullest. Ancient Egyptian royalty used to bath in milk to maintain their smooth and glowing skin. Drinking up to 2 glasses of milk each day will be like a good drink for your skin, and it will appear supple and youthful. 

As per above discussion, it is clear that milk plays a very important role in our health and it also helps many to generate income out of it, by this, provides social security. Let us start each and every day of our lives with the nourishment of milk and stay healthy and happy.  

Wishing Everyone on the Occasion of World Milk Day! 

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