Milk is a great source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein, which are all essential for healthy bone growth and development. Adequate consumption of milk and dairy from early childhood and throughout life can help to make bones strong and protect them against diseases, such as osteoporosis in later life.
Milk also serves other benefits, such as helping to strengthen teeth and bones. There is also a protein found in milk that forms a film on the teeth that helps to prevent calcium loss. Milk also helps prevent high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and helps combat obesity, contrary to popular belief, as of 2014.