Malt and milk for weight gain: Does malt and milk make someone fat?
In Nigeria, there’s a general belief or let me just say a myth that Malt and Milk can give you blood. Malt whether Maltina, Amstel, Dubic, Guinness, Beta Malt or Hi Malt combined with Peak milk and sometimes Three Crowns milk, when mixed together and taken, will automatically boost our blood level and can cure any forms of anaemia (shortage of blood).
In many homes in Nigeria, malt mixed with milk is taken as blood tonic to treat anaemia especially iron deficiency anemia. Sometimes blood donors are advised to take malt and milk before and after donation, which is totally uncalled for (discussed with a lab scientist who told me that the malt and milk they give bloods donors after donation is just a motivation or an incentive).
In this article, we are going to see if the combination of malt and milk can really act as a blood tonic and which cures anaemia. We’re also going to see what the combination of malt and milk does to our body.
According to Dr. Olufunmilayo, who is a UK based practitioner, he said the combination of malt and milk does is not blood tonic and therefore does not boost our blood level or volume when taken. That means they do not really give blood as claimed by our African parents. It’s just an energy drink…yes it gives strength.
However, Dr. Olufunmilayo gave Kudos to Pumpkin leave as a blood tonic or booster because it contains high amount if iron. If you still have doubt, let’s look at the content list of both peak milk and Malt in your leisure at home.
Blood tonic iron like chemiron and astyfer contains iron but peak milk only contains fats, carbohydrates and proteins
100g of peak Milk contains 28.3g Of Fat
506 kilocalories of energy
And others are rest are salt, vitamin A and D.
So essentially Peak Milk is mainly fats, carbohydrates and protein (no iron). Blood tonics are supposed to be rich in IRON which is easily absorbable by the body and that’s what the body uses to make red blood cells. Peak Milk really does not have any of this.
Blood tonics usually contains Iron because that’s what your body needs to build blood, that’s why if your blood is low, doctors normally gives you IRON sulfate capsules
The truth is that if you are hoping to “build blood”, and you are drinking Peak Milk mixed with malt, you are just wasting your money…
Maltina like any malt drink contains mainly calories and carbohydrates (Sugar) with just a very little fat and vitamins. It does not contains IRON at all. This is the main reason why Doctors said that Malt and Milk does not give you blood because both of them are not rich in Iron.
Both milk and malt doesn’t give iron and won’t form blood in your body, so please let’s be guided
If malt and milk does not gives blood, then what does it do to the body?
Malt and milk only gives energy and help replace energy lost just like other energy drinks.
Malt and milk only helps you to gain weight when taken often, however, taking large amount of milk and Malt just to get fat can increase bad cholesterol “LDL” and can lead to hypertension, heart attack and heart disease.
Note: IF something is NOT really rich in Iron, it can NEVER give blood. However, malt and milk can help you become fat since milk contains a lot of fat and calories but you have to take with moderation.
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