It isn’t just for babies. It is a healthy wholesome beverage that provides quality proteins, vitamins and minerals. A glass of skimmed milk provides 58 calories and 240 mg of bio available calcium, which is 1/3rd the daily requirement and for vegetarians it is the only source of vitamin B12. Calcium helps build and maintain healthy bones and teeth, but it also protects against strokes.
A Japanese study published in 2008 in Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association, showed that there was a significant connect between adequate calcium consumption, especially calcium from dairy sources, and reduced risk of various forms of stroke. Another study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that calcium, potassium and magnesium, all found in milk, are known to have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. They also found the positive effect of milk consumption on BP was far greater than just these nutrients.