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Which is the best time to drink milk: morning or night?

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From your days of infancy, drinking milk has become a part of your daily diet and most people carry that to adulthood and beyond. Starting the day by gulping down a glass of pure milk may seem to be the perfect start to your day, but the medical experts have a contrary opinion to this. It seems that the world has been drinking milk on a wrong schedule! So, let us go through the pros and cons of drinking pure milk in the morning against drinking it at night.

Drinking milk in the Morning

Most busy going professionals find a glass of milk along with a bowl of cereals, the most nutritious way to start their day. There is no doubt that it is a nutritious diet, but it is also a very heavy meal to start off the day! Remember, milk is loaded with many nutrients (such as calcium, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and various other vitamins). So, when you gulp a cup of whole fat pure milk, along with the other accompaniments, your breakfast gets really heavy. Your digestive system may have a hard time digesting this heavy meal and as a result you may suffer from stomach aches. This is why it would be a good idea to avoid milk in the morning. The breakfast should be rich in fiber (oatmeal has the right amount) and proteins (eggs would be a good addition). This will keep you satiated for longer without challenging the digestive system.

Drinking milk at Night

Milk is an apt before bedtime drink. It not only contains all the health benefits, but it also comprises of two important neurotransmitters – Serotonin and Melatonin. They can boost Tryptophan production (an amino acid) inducing sleep. The cup of milk also keeps you satiated through the night and you do not feel the pangs of hunger midway through your sleeping cycle. A glass of pure milk also relaxes your muscles and helps you combat all the tensions pent up inside your brain. To further boost the effect of milk, you may also sprinkle some turmeric or saffron. These two spices also boost your sleep.

As you can see, drinking milk in the morning can make your first meal very heavy. After a long rest it is not ideal to entrust a heavy task upon the digestive system. A more balanced meal is ideal for your breakfast. While drinking milk at night gives your body and mind a chance to relax.

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