Is milk good for you? We have all been hearing that milk is very essential for good health. It has vitamin D and calcium – both ingredients for strong bones and good health, right?
Today, some new data is casting some doubt on the claims. It turns out, scientists aren’t totally clear on how much milk actually helps your bones. Exercise and other sources of vitamin D may actually do a lot more for overall bone strength, as is demonstrated in societies that don’t drink milk. In milk-heavy communities, the rate of bone fractures is actually higher. Is milk to blame? Potentially, the answer will be yes! Drinking milk is not good for you in any means. We wonder how could someone still believe that there are benefits of drinking milk?
The study, conducted in 2013 by CoBank, found fat content, flavorings, and added sugars contribute to childhood obesity, which has reached pandemic proportions in the U.S. and other western countries.
Here are our top reasons why MILK is BAD for you.
1) Milk drains bone calcium
Yes, you read it right. The society has been teaching us several unhealthy lifestyles and drinking milk is one among them. Drinking milk regularly increases fracture rates as infants and adults. So if you are thinking to nurture and create strength within your bones, then try to avoid milk.
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2) Increased risk of Osteoporosis
The countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis are the ones where people drink the most milk and have the most calcium in their diets. Scientists say that, the connection between calcium consumption and bone health is actually very weak, and the connection between dairy consumption and bone health is almost nonexistent.
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3) Cows milk belongs to Cows (calves)
We are the only animals on the planet who take other animals milk and drink it for consumption. We are biologically designed to drink our own mother’s milk. Would you go and put your mouth to a cow’s nipple and start drinking it? It’s not a naturally occurring desire in my mind.
Cow’s milk maybe tastier, but drinking it is really unhealthy and potentially harmful for human body.
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4) Milk causes weight gain
One cup of 2% milk has 138 calories, for instance. Drinking three cups a day adds 366 calories to the diet — a lot for anyone watching for their weight loss.
So, guys out there who are looking for weight loss..have an eye on how much calories milk adds to your body. It’s recommended to avoid milk if you are working on weight loss.
5) Milk worsens acne and creates gas
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found an association between dairy consumption and acne. They suggest that removing milk or dairy can help to clear your skin.
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6) Milk promotes cancer
The primary milk protein (casein) promotes cancer initiated by a carcinogen in experimental animal studies. Dairy protein has been shown to increase IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor-1) levels. Increased levels of IGF-1 has now been implicated in several cancers. Women consuming more amount of milk may also face ovarian cancer risk.
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7) Milk causes allergy to several consumers
Milk is perhaps the most common self-reported food allergen in the world. If something is meant for good heath and additional nutrition, then the food substance must be less allergic prone, unlike milk.
This proves that other animal milk is not a natural food substance created for humanity. Animal milk is for animals.
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8) Milk cannot be digested easily
Much of the world’s population cannot adequately digest milk due to lactose intolerance.
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9) Milk is just any other type of processed food
Today’s milk is a processed food. Until the end of the 19th century in Europe and the beginning of the 20th century in the US, milk was consumed unpasteurized or raw. Later on, homogenization became the industry’s standard. These processes further alter milk’s chemistry and actually increase its acidifying effects.
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“Drinking rBGH milk would thus be expected to significantly increase IGF-1 blood levels and consequently to increase risks of developing breast cancer and promoting its invasiveness.”
Even though organic milk is from cows that are not given antibiotics or rBHG, if you truly care about your bone health and your overall health, you should… Avoid drinking cow’s milk
10) Milk causes increased cholesterol levels
In interventional animal and human experiments, dairy protein has been shown to promote increased cholesterol levels (in both human studies and animal studies) and atherosclerosis in animal studies.
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