Thursday, March 25, 2010

Milk Intake prevents memory weakness, diabetes and gastric diseases

Milk is pure desirable and palatable to the drinkers and Allah the Exalted had stated milk in the Quran
Milk is pure desirable and palatable to the drinkers and Allah the Exalted had stated milk in the Quran and said: (pure milk; palatable to the drinkers). A new study pointed out its importance in preventing memory weakness.
A new scientific study had drawn attention that drinking two cups of milk daily can prevent incidence of Alzheimer at aging. The scientists at Oxford University found out that milk is the best source of a vital vitamin which is believed to reduce the nervous damages of the brain that results in memory loss and dementia.
They explained that old patients suffering from low levels of vitamin B12 are susceptible to Brain Shrinkage twice more than people with higher levels of this vitamin. The experts hope to control elderly memory loss by vitamin B12, and they work hard on clinical studies to prove the theory of treating memory problems of old people using vitamins supplements.
Professor David Smith, from the verification project for memory and aging held in the university, said that consumption of two cups of milk daily raises vitamin B12 to sufficient levels in the body. Noting that vitamin B12 is one of eight vitamins of the B complex which is richly found in red meat products, fish and dairy products.
A single cow can produce 9500 kg of milk annually; it is really a wonderful plant that testifies the ability of its creator, the Almighty. He the Exalted had made these creatures for our convenience to thank him for this blessing. Allah all praises to him says: ”Do they not see that We have created for them of what Our Hands have created the cattle, so that they are their owners* And We have subdued them unto them so that some of them they have for riding and some they eat* And they have (other) benefits from them, and they get (milk) to drink. Will they not then be grateful?” (71-73 Yasin).
The report published in the American Clinical Nutrition Journal said that despite the very high levels of vitamin B12 in meat products, their absorption in the body is not complete. The British team, formerly mentioned, in cooperation with Oslo and Bergen University in Norway, proved that the body absorbs higher levels of vitamin B12 from milk consumption though it has lower levels compared to meat products.
The scientists believe that this vitamin is necessary for safety and isolation of the Brain Nerve Cells and the lack of it will highly affect its proper functioning which leads to dysfunction and death of nerve cells.
Meanwhile, a new medical study conducted by a British team, had revealed that the consumption of half a liter of milk daily can protect men from Diabetes and Heart diseases. The research team of Cardiff Boils University said that consuming dairy products prevent the risk of Metabolic Syndrome, which is a group of symptoms that increase the incidence of Diabetes and Heart diseases. The study, which needed 20 years to finish and included 2375 men between 45 and 59 years old, showed that consumption of milk and dairy products reduce this risk in men by 50%.
Milk for the treatment of Gastric Diseases
Researchers at Hammersmith Hospital in London and Lister General Hospital found out that the cow milk produced in the few days after cow’s delivery contribute in the treatment of many ordinary gastric diseases, the scientists said the Bovine Colostrum that is highly present in the cow milk can treat many diseases and illnesses of the stomach, also added that this milk can save the lives of thousands patients yearly. Currently, many studies are being held to find out if the colostrums can help patients with acute intestinal ulcer, which is an acute inflammation in the large intestine.
Primary testing had revealed that one of the colostrum proteins can heal Gastric and intestinal diseases. Professor Ray Playford, the teacher of Digestive system in Hammersmith Hospital inLondon, said that milk had proven its benefits in healing the side effects of the Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs.
These Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs can attack the inner lining of the stomach causing gastric bleeding, the statistics had showed that about two thousands person in only Britain die because of the effects of these drugs on the stomach Colostrum, which is one of milk components, is present at the health food shops in the form of liquids or tablets.
Professor Playford had ended by saying that cow’s milk in the few days after delivery is a natural healthy food and this is considered as an interesting discovery.
Miraculous Glimpses from Quran and Sunnah
The one who contemplates the Quran and the Sunnah will find great secrets in the foods mentioned in them as no one can deny the significance of honey as food and remedy for many diseases and the importance of olive oil in cancer prevention. Also no one denies the importance of the foods that the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, had mentioned like the Black Seed.
Today, many benefits of milk intake are being recognized in bones strengthening and prevention of cancer, and the new study confirms the significance of milk in the prevention of memory weakness and dementia which the Holy Quran had named it “the miserable old age“, Allah the Exalted says: ” and among you there is he who is brought back to the miserable old age, so that he knows nothing after having known” (5 Al Hajj).
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, had said “Allah had not brought down any illness without his remedy“, therefore, Allah, praises to him, made this milk as a remedy for memory weakness especially of old age.
In this regard, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: “there is nothing to compensate foods and drinks other than milk“. Accordingly, the milk is an ideal balanced human food that contains all vitamins and minerals necessary for the growth of infants, young and old people.
Finally, let us think of Allah’s saying: And verily! In the cattle, there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, from between excretions and blood, pure milk; palatable to the drinkers” (66: An Nahl).
Allah, the Exalted, had made this drink as a lesson for us to speculate its benefits and more importantly its way of processing, as he, the Almighty, had created in cows, goats, camels and sheep sophisticated devices for milk processing which indicate the greatness of the Creator, all praises to him. And this is considered a reply to those who refer any phenomenon to the blind nature, as what Allah, the Exalted says: ” And say all the praises and thanks be to Allâh. He will show you His Ayât (signs, in yourselves, and in the universe or punishments), and you shall recognise them. And your Lord is not unaware of what you do“(93:An Naml).
By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel
References: CNN – BBC
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