The Amazing Health Benefits of Whole Milk
Whole milk lovers rejoice! Here at Numa, we aim to use only whole, all-natural ingredients and for milk, that means 100% whole milk. Before you begin to flash the fat alarm, take a minute to read some of whole milk's nutritional benefits below as well as some research on why it may be better for you than you may have thought.
1 cup of whole milk contains:
- 30% DV of calcium
- 7.9 grams or 16% DV of protein
- 24% DV of vitamin D
- 18% DV of vitamin B12
- 11 essential vitamins and 8 essential minerals
What a great all-natural source of sustained energy! But what about the fat?! Yes, it's no secret that whole milk is fat-heavy, but here's why you shouldn't fret. About half of whole milk's fat consists of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat and over one-third of it's fatty acids are Omega-3 - which means it's got a great balanced composition of healthy fats. It's also important to remember that fat is essential in the daily diet to give your body energy and support cell growth (why whole milk is great for kids, moms!). If you're still not convinced, Time Health Magazine wrote a great research-backed case for whole milk which you can read here.
Let us know if you're already a whole milk lover or if you plan on incorporating into you or your loved one's diets in the comments below!
If you're looking for new ways to incorporate whole milk into your diet, check out our taffy candies, inspired by Asian milk candies. Thanks to whole milk and a list of other only natural ingredients, our taffies contain 40% less sugar and 200% more protein than the standard candy bar.