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Is Buffalo Milk is More Nutritious Than Cow’s Milk?
Buffalo’s are the predominant dairy animal in South Asian countries (India & Pakistan) and also Italy. They contribute about 13 % of the world’s total milk production. Buffalo produces few liters of milk a day. For which buffalo milk products are less common and are under-researched than cow’s milk.
So why do we choose to consume buffalo milk?
It is highly nutritious; contain more fat, protein, lactose, vitamins & minerals etc than cow’s milk. Due to the high content of protein in it, it is very difficult to consume it.
Let’s discuss the difference between buffalo milk & cow milk:
Buffalo milk VS Cow milk
|Calories 237KJ (1 cup, 244g)||148KJ (1 cup, 244g)|
|Total fat 17g||8g|
|Saturated fat 11g||4.6g|
|Total carb 13g||12g|
|Vitamin A 9%||7%|
Health benefits of Buffalo milk:
Due to its strong nutrition profile, it has various health benefits:
- Good for heart health:
It is richer in calcium than cow milk which ensures smooth blood flow by keeping blood vessels elastic. Here the good news for heart patients. It is lower in cholesterol which is also good for cardiovascular health.
- Regulates blood pressure:
Buffalo milk contains abundant amount of potassium, necessary for regulating Bp. Because, it act as a vasodilator which widens the blood vessels, arteries and ensures smooth blood flow. Potassium also prevents hardening of arteries which occurs in arteriosclerosis.
- Improve bone strength:
Buffalo milk is not only richer in calcium but also loaded with other essential minerals and vitamins which are good for improving bone density .It also reduces the risk of osteoporosis and arthritis.
- Increase muscle mass:
As, it is protein dense than cow’s milk. So it is very healthy for building muscle mass. Protein is essential for repairing wear and tear of muscles.
- Boost healthy skin:
Buffalo milk is packed with some essential anti oxidants and multivitamins which revitalize the skin and you can say keep your skin well-nourished.