Milk : Good or Bad?

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Milk : Good or Bad?

The Controversy

Ever since childhood, we have been blasted with advertisements “claiming ” that dairy is good for you, and makes your bones ” big and strong”.

Health issues

Contrary to popular belief, milk can cause bone fractures in elderly adults. Osteoporosis (  porous bones )  are highest found in people who consume more dairy, animal protein, and calcium. Excess calcium from milk and other foods may increase the risk of prostate cancer. Milk sugars may be linked to a slightly higher risk of ovarian cancer. A study found that acne occurred more often in teenagers that drank higher amounts of low-fat or skim milk. Instead of promoting bone health, animal protein in dairy products can have a calcium-leaching effect. Another study conducted on 7,500 men showed that those who drank more than two glasses of milk a day were twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease as those who didn’t.

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Whenever you are drinking a cold fresh glass of cow juice. do you ever wonder how milk is produced? Cows don’t just produce milk they only “lactate” or produce milk when they are pregnant. So to satisfy our want for cheese. Cows have to be pregnant for the majority of their life. The dairy industry artificially impregnates cows over and over again until milk production slows down. Then it is killed and sold for beef. If cows are pregnant their whole life what happens to the babies? After that baby is born it is immediately taken from its mom. If the baby is a girl it grows up to produce milk. If the baby is a boy then it’s throat is slit and it is sold for veal.

Milk is Gross

Because cows produce so much milk they can get udder infections. These infections can cause somatic cells to appear in milk. What are somatic cells you may ask? Somatic cells are the same thing that is found in a pimple.  You could call it pus. The average somatic cell count in U.S. milk per spoonful is 1,120,000. The legal amount of pus allowed in milk is 400,000 somatic cells per milliliter of milk.

 

The Good

 

Milk. We all grow up drinking milk. It is the quintessential elixir of strength. The liquid of greatness. Everybody says that Milk is good, but have you ever wondered why milk is good? What the heck is the big shpeal about milk? Well in this article you can find out.

We first started drinking milk around 7500 years ago. Before that, our feeble body could not handle the greatness of milk. Then we evolved. A genetic mutation occurred 7500 years ago and spread around the world. We could now handle milk. Milk is full of nutrients. An 8-ounce glass of milk has nearly 8 grams of protein and 300mg of Calcium. Milk has about the amount of protein in an egg and around 1/3 the recommended amount of calcium. There are many more vitamins and minerals in milk such as B12, Riboflavin, Vitamin D, and more. Milk is packed with the good stuff.

You know that everybody says that milk is good for your bones. You may have been skeptical but in fact, it is true. Milk does wonders for your bone health. Milk has a combination of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, Vitamin K, and Vitamin D. This combination of minerals enriches your bones and helps your body absorb more calcium. Clinical studies show that drinking more milk can prevent bone diseases such as osteoporosis and can seriously reduce the effects of diseases such as arthritis.

Milk is though can also sometimes be bad for some people. These people are lactose intolerance but great modern society has other alternatives for this problem. Soy milk, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, and Oat Milk are just a few of these alternatives. To harvest these types of milk we don’t have to terrorize cows into giving us their milk. We just have to crush up plants to take the milk out.

These are just a few of the great aspects of milk. The milk that everybody said was good for you is in fact, actually good for you. If you would like to learn more about milk, click here.