Jakarta- In addition to the fulfillment of nutrients that have not been balanced, the Indonesian people are also drinking less milk.Whereas the concept of food 4 healthy 5 perfect now known with balanced nutrition, milk is a nutritional complement.
According to statistics of the national milk consumption in 2012, Indonesia’s milk consumption is just 14.6 liters / capita / year.Of this figure already shows that Indonesia still ‘underdeveloped’ when compared with neighboring countries.
Including Malaysia and the Philippines where milk consumption is 22.1 liters / capita / year;Thailand 33.7 liters / capita / year;or India which reached 42.08 liters / capita / year.
Even from the last release disclosed food experts IPB, Prof. Dr. Aman Wirakartakusuma, Indonesia’s milk consumption in 2016 decreased down to 7.7 liters / capita / year
“Whereas in developed countries one habit besides sports since primary (elementary school, red) is to drink milk,” said Dr. Rachmat Vishnu Hidayat, SpKO in Media Workshop ‘Milk as a Supporter of Your Active Lifestyle’ along Greenfields in Hotel Santika Malang recently.
Read also: For Strong Bones and Not Fragile, Every Day Should Drink Milk?
The man who familiarly called Dr. Vishnu added, many Western research that revealed a loss of less consuming milk.First, with respect to achieving daily calcium needs.In active adults, calcium needs reach 1000-1200 mg / day.
“While we ‘without milk intake was only about 400-600 mg fulfilled alone,” he explained.
On the other hand, when overcome by increasing the consumption of fish and vegetables to meet the needs calcium, other factors would normally inhibit, ranging from no time to buy, prepare to consume these foods, as well as the cost factor or the price paid.
Second, related to bone health, especially for women.Dr. Vishnu said, consume less milk resulted in the emergence of the risk of decreased bone density.
“The highlight of the bone density at age 30. After age 30, it is difficult to condense back bone, and when it’s not crowded, so when later menopause, for women, the risk of osteoporosis will be higher,” he explained.
Another risk faced due to lack of drinking milk is the risk of fractures in the joints of the wrist, pelvis, ankle, especially in the elderly;and reduced intake of animal protein needed by the body such as to repair damaged tissue.