Nutrition Facts-Full Cream Milk Vs Toned Milk
Milk is such an inseparable part of our lives. There has always been lots of importance associated with drinking milk. As children we have all been chided to finish our glass of milk every day. After reading the benefits, I guess it is absolutely essential to include milk in our diet.
Health benefits of milk
As per the National Dairy Council, milk contains nine essential nutrients that are beneficial to our health:
- Calcium: It helps building healthy bones and teeth; maintaining bone mass
- Protein: a source of energy that helps to build/repair muscle tissue
- Potassium: It helps in maintaining a healthy blood pressure
- Phosphorus: It helps in strengthening bones and generating energy
- Vitamin D: It helps in maintaining bone health
- Vitamin B12: It maintains healthy red blood cells and nerve tissue
- Vitamin A: It maintains the immune system and helps in maintaining normal vision and skin
- Riboflavin (B2): Converts food consumed into energy
- Niacin:It metabolizes sugars and fatty acids in the body
In a nut shell, milk is quite a winner when it comes to providing nutrition to the body.
Milk and weight loss
Studies have shown that when young adults consumed milk post weight training, they gained more muscle mass and lost more body fat than those individuals who had consumed different drinks that contained the same energy and macronutrients.
What is full cream milk?
Full-cream milk is whole milk. It is the milk that has had its cream blended in and homogenized. Whole milk is unaltered milk which is packed with its natural nutrients without removing or adding anything from the milk. The following nutrition chart provides all the nutritional details of whole milk:
What is toned milk?
Method of making toned milk has been developed in India, it involves addition of skim milk, powdered skim milk and water to buffalo milk. This process decreases the fat content and increases the quantity of available milk, plus the non-fat solids levels get toned up to the original amount. The following nutrition chart provides all the nutritional details of toned milk:
The nutrition tables reflect the nutritional differences between toned and full cream milk. The USDA recommends that adults should consume 3 servings of milk (or cheese or yogurt) every day. Go get your glass of milk and stay fit.
Tarun – My two cents , oops 5 cents 😉
“The Nutrition tables of both full cream and toned milk are almost the same. However, there are few other aspects to be taken in consideration.
1. Full cream milk is most natural and minimal treated whereas preparation of toned milk exposes it to processing for extraction of fat. Here, full cream milk is a winner.
2. In some of the brands, toned milk has more carbs than full cream milk. Again, full cream milk is a winner.
3. When a person consumes full cream milk and toned milk, the serving size changes without notice. You would need more toned milk to prepare tea or coffee , whereas less full cream milk for the same. Hence, the serving size of full cream milk is always smaller.
4. Full cream milk gives more satiety. One glass of full cream milk will keep you full for a longer time but you may feel hungry soon in case of toned milk. Again, full cream milk is a winner.
5. Low carbers – Full fat cream is the first choice for tea/coffee followed by full cream milk”
What’s your pick – Full cream milk or toned milk ?
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