A glass of milk is considered to be more nutritive than most of the other options of edible food and is also called a “glass of complete nutrition”. Not just the children but as adults too, we tend to enhance the taste of milk by adding various additives such as milk supplements and sugar to make it taste better in comparison to the bland tastes of a plain glass of milk. Little do we know that it may be more harmful than and not as beneficial as it seems. Unknowingly following the age old habits we tend to ignore the reasoning behind certain acts we do. Here is an eye opener!
Phlegm and Snot- Congesting the Chest
Of a mucous tendency, phlegm and snot happen to congest the chest making it difficult to breathe and relate to cough in later stages. This can also lead to severe headaches and eye aches if the phlegm does not find a way to exit the chest through either the nasal tract or through stools. A prolonged congestion of the chest with thick phlegmand snot may also create problems in breathing and migraines in later stages. Of course the side effects like body ache, headache and watery eyes prevail all through.
Same Sweetness with a Difference – Sugar, Jaggery and Rock Sugar
While all three components are added to food to enhance the sweetness, the chemical compositions and the health factors of all of them are very different. While jaggery is the most nutritive in terms of energy and good sugars, Rock sugar (Mishri) is equally beneficial with easy digestion and crystallized texture. Sugar happens to be the most refined choice but is not healthy if consumed in large quantities.
Adding Sugar in milk
Even though it makes a glass of milk yummy, adding sugar in milk makes it a propeller for creation of mucous, phlegm and snot in the body leading to congestion and choking of the chest within. With effects like headaches and Cough & Cold as described before, the better choice to make is to add jaggery and rock sugar. With the same consistency of sweetness, they are much healthier as compared to sugar.
CautionWhile you may wish to switch to better habits in life, consuming sugars over all is not very beneficial. Apart from making you gain weight, it also leads to other complications. It is generally recommended to consume a plain glass of milk for its maximum contribution to health.