National Geographic : 1934 Oct
Bottled One quart of milk supplies about the same amount of bodily energy as 9 eggs, or 3, lb. beefsteak, or 4/5 lb. chicken, or 6J oranges, or a lb. potatoes, or 3 lb. string beans. J fILK, as an all-round food, is one of the most essential of our every day foods. Milk gives you much for little. In choosing your foods, be sure that milk is among the first on the list. For health, milk is conceded to be the almost perfect food. It contains practically all the elements that the human body needs: minerals, vitamins, proteins, sugars and fats-all necessary for building a healthy body and for warding off disease. The form in which milk is taken is not important. Some persons like it cold. Others take it when they are ready for sleep and prefer it hot. Still others like it better when it is flavored with cocoa or chocolate or used in soups, sauces or desserts. Milk should not be regarded as a bever age; it is a food. Sip it slowly; get the flavor out of it. Don't use it merely to quench thirst, and don't drink it rapidly. The gastric juice of the stomach causes METROPOLITAN LI FREDERICK H. ECKER, PRESIDENT , Health All of these foods build health and are important in the diet. The comparison merely brings out the es sential part that milk plays in con tributing fuel or energy to the diet. pm milk to curdle shortly after you swallow it. If milk is drunk rapidly digestion is likely to be slow and difficult. Children especially need plenty of milk. Rest has no charm for them. No healthy child will stay parked while awake. He waits a minute or two perhaps, and then he is an acrobat again. An active, growing child must have fuel and building material for his body. Give him good, fresh milk -a quart a day if you can. And give the grown-ups a pint a day. For underweights and convalescents, a quart. For expectant or nursing mothers, a quart. Milk has unsurpassed food value. To take milk regularly is the surest and easiest way of making certain that you give your body the variety of food materials it needs to keep you in good physical condition. To know milk as you should know it, ask for a free copy of the Metropolitan booklet "Milk-An All-Round Food." Address Booklet Department zo34 -N. FE INSURANCE COMPANY S* ONE MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. ©1934M.L.I.CO. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."