World Milk Day 2021: Milk is essential for everyone from children to adults to live a healthy and balanced life. It is also seen that the annual “World Milk Day” will provide an opportunity to spread the importance of milk around the world.
In the last few years, India has become one of the world’s largest milk producers with the production of more than 150 million tonnes. India ensures that more than 300 grams of milk per person are available daily. World Milk Day is celebrated all over the world. Here are some things you need to know about its importance.
World Milk Day History
World Milk Day was introduced by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) only in 2001. The day is celebrated every year on June 1 to recognize the importance of milk as global food and to celebrate the milk sector.
Importance of World Milk Day
On this day, people are actively encouraged around the world about the benefits of consuming milk and dairy products. This includes how Milk supports the livelihood of more than a billion people.
Dairy products not only benefit health but also the dairy sector is an important component of the world diet. It provides economic, nutritional, and social benefits to many around the world. Since India is an agricultural nation, milk is considered to be one of the major foods of the country. The method of using milk varies in each household kitchen. But there is no denying that this is an important part of at least one meal every day.
What is the Theme of World Milk Day for 2021?
This year, the theme for World Milk Day will focus on “sustainability of the dairy sector and improving the environment, nutrition and socio-economy.” The organization also aims to reintroduce dairy farming back to the world by helping to create a low-carbon future for dairy farming. The objective of this year is to spread more awareness every year about the regular addition of milk and dairy products to the diet.
How is this day celebrated all over the world?
Due to the corona epidemic, no major events are being held this year. However, several campaigns have been organized by the Global Milk Site. The celebrations are said to begin with a ‘Milk Happiness Rally’ to be held on May 29-31.
We can all celebrate this day by donating milk packets to those who are unable to access basic amenities such as procuring ‘milk’ in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
How does drinking milk improve your health?
Milk is a nutrient-rich liquid. It is fed by mammalian organisms to their children. Milk is commonly consumed by humans and is available from cows, sheep, and sheep. At this stage, let us look at the 4 health benefits of drinking milk in detail.
- Rich in nutrients: Milk is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.
- Quality protein: Milk is a protein-rich source. A cup of milk is rich in 8 grams of protein. Protein is very important for the proper functioning of the body. This is because it helps in growth and maintenance, cellular repair, and immune system regulation.
- Beneficial for bone health: Drinking milk strengthens healthy bones. It is a powerful combination of nutrients including calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. All these nutrients milk is essential for maintaining strong, healthy bones.
- Versatile Ingredient: Milk is a versatile ingredient that can be easily added to your diet. It can be used in smoothies, oats, coffee, soups, etc.