We all know that new born babies survive solely upon breast milk diet for about 4-6 months before starting a solid diet. But how many of us have heard about the milk diet for adults? Well, this fad diet is doing the rounds and gaining popularity. So let’s have a look and find out what is it all about. Milk diet has a lot of variations to it for e.g., some believe that milk diet is all about drinking 5-6 quarts of milk during the day and nothing else. A better diet plan followed by some others is to include milk in their diet in a generous amount. But along with 2-3 glasses of milk these people eat fruits and lot of greens to keep themselves healthy. There is no one-size-fits-all milk diet for all you health conscious people. It is just like any other diet so do what suits you the most. Read this article to find out more about the milk diet and decide what is best suited for you, after careful consideration.
While milk is the perfect natural food for the newly born infant, it is not recommended for a fully grown adult to attempt living entirely upon milk and nothing else. An adult digestive system evolves and starts requiring solid foods. Moreover, milk is known to cause acidity because it contains high amount of organic salts. Also, when taken in large dosages, it does not suit a lot of people and causes constipation or diarrhoea and vomiting. So, if you are thinking of a milk diet with or without food supplements then the first thing to do will be get you lactose tolerance levels checked.
Let’s talk about the ‘all milk’ diet. It includes nothing else but milk in your diet. In this diet, all solid foods are replaced with milk and even the fluids consumed are ones which have no calories (like water). However, when on this diet, you ought to feel lethargic and fatigued at all times since no solid food is being ingested. Solid food gives us the fuel that eventually gives us the strength to perform physical activities. Therefore this diet is not all that recommended for active people. And even if resorted to, this diet must not be continued beyond a period of couple of days.
In a supplemented milk diet, you can eat fruits like apples, grapes, apricots, peaches or berries and salads like celery, green onions, radishes, carrots etc. Consumption of citrus fruits should be avoided after drinking milk. This causes acidity since milk curdles inside the body owing to the effect of the acidic substance added to it. So, once you’ve had milk, hold that orange slice for an hour or so before popping it.
Try consuming substitutes of milk, like buttermilk, curd etc when you are in your milk diet. The change and the variety will be welcomed by your taste buds.
Milk contains calcium and other active compounds that burn fat faster. So do not replace the good old glass of warm milk with calcium supplements, it will not have the same effect.
Milk also contains whey proteins which help in muscle growth and make you stronger. Casein proteins (also present in milk) provide a small amount of protein at a slow but steady rate for a longer period of time to your body as well.
To add to the diet, you can switch to skimmed or low-fat milk. However, make your decision only after considering that wholesome milk reduces your cholesterol level and reduces your risk of heart attacks.
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