Milk is a complete food in itself, and it is also the basis for many varieties of other foods. A cow's milk is the next best substitute for the mother's milk. Cow's milk is a good source of:
- Vitamins D and K and calcium, promoting strong bones and teeth.
- Iodine, a mineral needed for thyroid function.
- Riboflavin and vitamin B12, which are necessary for cardiovascular health and energy.
- Vitamin A, which is needed for immune function and
- Potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure and fluid and mineral balance.
Cow ghee is said to be the best food for improving brain function, enhancing physical and mental vitality, maintaining the health of muscles and tendons, and keeping the bones stout and flexible.
Curd, another byproduct of milk, is said to improve digestion, minimize the risk of high blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and boost immune system function.
Milk produced from grass-fed cows contains a beneficial fatty acid called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has been found to inhibit several cancers.Grass-fed cattle provide more than five times the CLA of grain-fed cattle.
Cows' milk is blamed for various diseases. However, the real culprit is our modern dairy practices. Cows are given hormones, antibiotics, and bio-feeds. They were even fed ground up cows. Milk is extracted, processed, and distributed in an unnatural manner leading to ill-health. A happy cow giving milk out of affection for its calf, living in natural surroundings, gives milk that is healthy.