In this article I’m gonna tell you some of the main reasons why milk is bad for you and your bones. And we’re not talking about any milk, but specifically the cow’s milk.
Those who know me know that I’m usually a very positive person and the word “bad” isn’t in my vocabulary. However, my goal in this article is to make you aware of what you are putting in your body so that you can see how important it is to eat pure foods and to see which foods are optimal for your body.
Today I’ll be sharing my take on why milk is bad and I will give you alternatives, so that you can enjoy foods that are much healthier. Here are my top reasons why milk is bad:
1. Milk Contains Unwanted Ingredients
Today’s milk is a processed food, but there was a time when it was consumed unpasteurized or raw. It was brought straight from the farm to your home. Nowadays, processing the milk and homogenizing it actually changes the chemistry of the milk and increases it’s detrimental and acidifying effect. And sadly this is industry’s standard these days.
Milk contains unwanted ingredients that our body doesn’t need. Under current industrial methods, cow’s milk is often a toxic brew, made of bioengineered hormones, antibiotics, even pesticides, all of which are bad for us and the environment.
2. Milk Depletes Calcium From Bones
Despite popular opinion, recent studies have shown that dairy can actually create osteoporosis in your bones. According to Save Our Bones Campaign and the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine, we barely absorb the calcium in cow’s milk. In fact, milk actually increases calcium loss from the bones in your body and this increases the risk for fractures.
3. Milk Increases The Risk Of Osteoporosis
Frequent milk consumption is correlated to an increased risk of osteoporosis. The connection between calcium consumption and bone health is very weak and there is almost no connection between dairy consumption and bone health.
According to the PCRM: “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.”
4. Milk Doesn’t Create Strong Bones
Do you remember those “Got milk?” ads that you used to see everywhere? Did you know that they had a huge lawsuit against their ad due to the fact that it wasn’t true? They had to stop saying that milk creates strong bones. Many of those ads have disappeared after that lawsuit.
5. Milk Is High In Calories
A glass of milk has almost the same number of calories like a glass of coke. If you want to drink something that’s healthy, try a juice instead because milk may not be so great to help you keep off the pounds.
6. Milk Helps Acne To Grow
The Journal Of American Academy Of Dermatology found an association between dairy consumption and acne and suggest that removing milk or dairy from your diet can help to clear your skin.
7. Milk Is Bad For Acidic Bodies
Any body that is in acidic state is at a higher risk for cancer, disease, soreness and more. Truly healthy bodies are found in an alkaline state. Fruits and vegetables are foods that alkalise your body, not milk.
(8. Cow’s Milk Belongs To Cows)
We’re the only “animals” on the planet who take another animal’s milk and drink it. We are biologically designed to drink our own mother’s milk. Now would you go and put your mouth on a cow’s nipple and start drinking it? This is not a great picture in my head. The biochemical makeup of a cow’s milk is perfectly suited to turn a 65-pound newborn calf into a 400-pound cow in one year. Some may like cow’s milk, but drinking it is both unnecessary and potentially harmful for our bodies.
Those were just a few reasons why milk is bad for our bodies, but there are other derivatives of milk like cheeses, yogurt, non-vegan ice creams, whey protein, whip cream and more.
If you’re thinking what you should supposed to eat, there are tones of recipes that are dairy-free, delicious and healthy for you. An example is a milkshake made of coconut water, pitted dates, cashews and cinnamon.
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