You might feel that drinking milk at the beginning of the day is nutritious. But milk being heavy indigestion can leave you prone to stomach aches and heartburn as well. According to Ayurveda consuming milk as an end of day drink. It helps you winded-up and induce sleep hormones in your body.
Many of us have the habit of drinking milk in the morning as a routine. Have you ever thought that we have been doing it wrong? Milk is better consumed in the evening or night time. As we all know milk is a calcium-rich drink. Also loaded with nutrients like protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12, as well as Vitamin D if it is fortified milk.1 This makes it an excellent addition to your diet.
As we all know milk is a calcium-rich drink. Also loaded with nutrients like protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12, as well as Vitamin D if it is fortified milk.1 This makes it an excellent addition to your diet.
Starting your Day with Milk
Having a bowl of cereal with milk poured or consuming a milk-based drink to start your day but it might be heavy if you ignore. Having whole fat milk only make you feel heavier at the start of the day. This may not act as a full breakfast that has a little more fiber in it (like oatmeal) to bulk it up or a richer protein source like eggs which keep you satiated longer.
Ayurveda suggests avoiding overload of your digestive system in the morning. This may lead to stomach aches or heartburn as well, due to the load on your digestive system.
Having warm poached fruit or cooked vegetables or little milk into an oatmeal porridge (you can also choose nut milk instead) is right to consume at the start of the day. This is to help ease your body into the day ahead and loaded with foods that release energy slowly (low glycemic foods) like whole grains and fruit and vegetables.
It’s Better: Consuming Milk at Night-Time
Drinking milk at night time is a good idea to make your body switch from active to relaxed mode.
An amino acid “Tryptophan” contains in the milk helps in improving the quality of sleep and how long you sleep.
This helps in creating serotonin and melatonin these are two neurotransmitters that help to manage your sleep and waking to upcycle. You can drink a warm glass of milk just half an hour before bedtime.
Magnesium in milk plays a key role in a whopping 300 biochemical reactions in the body6, including those that help you maintain normal nerve and muscle function. Also might be able to stave off restless leg syndrome and muscle cramping caused by magnesium deficiency, to get a proper night’s rest.
Calcium present in the milk helps boost serotonin levels in the body and melatonin helps fight insomnia (sleep disorder or stress).
Make it a part of your bedtime routine. You can also mix some turmeric into your milk, you can amp up the power of the drink due to the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and healing powers of the spice. It helps ease inflammation, pain, and swelling, and might also help someone with inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or chronic pain, to actually be able to relax a little and get some rest.