Milk: Why you shouldn’t drink it!
The common misconception that milk is healthy has been amongst the most popular myths to be spread throughout health topics. We have always been told that in order to maintain bone strength, we must replenish our calcium by drinking milk! Despite the proven facts, humans are the only species that consume milk after infancy. Here’s why it is not recommended:
- Milk depletes the calcium from your bones - “Here’s how it happens. Like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body pH which in turn triggers a biological correction. You see, calcium is an excellent acid neutralizer and the biggest storage of calcium in the body is – you guessed it… in the bones. So the very same calcium that our bones need to stay strong is utilized to neutralize the acidifying effect of milk. Once calcium is pulled out of the bones, it leaves the body via the urine, so that the surprising net result after this is an actual calcium deficit.”
- Cow’s milk is custom-designed for calves - “Cow’s milk contains on average three times the amount of protein than human milk which creates metabolic disturbances in humans that have detrimental bone health consequences.”
- Scientific studies show that milk increases fracture risk
- Today’s milk is a processed food - “Nowadays, milking cows are given antibiotics and most are also injected with a genetically engineered form of bovine growth hormone (rBGH). A man-made or synthetic hormone used to artificially increase milk production, rBGH also increases blood levels of the insulin-growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in those who drink it. And higher levels of IGF-1 are linked to several cancers.”
The best way to avoid drinking cow’s milk is to substitute it with a healthier choice. Alternatives such as almond milk, rice milk, and organic soy milk (beware of GMO soy!) are great tasting, healthier alternatives.
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