I know you’ve heard it before. Don’t drink cow’s milk because it isn’t healthy for humans. Memories of cold cereal in the morning and that glass of milk when I got home from school are still fresh in my memory. Yet its kind of hard to ignore the facts that are being shoved in my face daily about dairy products contributing to inflammation and Heart disease. A strong argument in favor of animal fats not being responsible for heart disease is being discussed but for now, I’m leaning away from dairy products.
With alternative milk choices being sold everywhere, choosing a plant-based milk substitute is getting easier and easier. Please make an educated choice and see what works best for your body. Learn more about the good and the bad of drinking the milk of another species of animal. The following article was written by Amanda Froelich of Trueactivist.com. It explains in plain language why you must eliminate dairy from your diet and why. I hope you learn and enjoy!
How The Dairy Industry Tricked Humans Into Believing They Need Milk [Watch]
Despite the fact that one can get their daily recommendation of calcium, potassium, and protein from fruits and vegetables, the dairy industry has spent billions of dollars to convince consumers otherwise.
Got Milk? We sure hope not. Despite being a somewhat tasty addition to coffee, tea, and delectable treats, the ingredient – when pasteurized – is highly toxic to the human body. In fact, physicians such as Dr. Willet, who has conducted many studies and reviewed the research on the topic, believe milk to be more of a detriment to the human body than an aid.
This is because despite popular belief, the food has never been shown to reduce fracture risk. In fact, according to the Nurses’ Health Study, dairy may increase risk of fractures by 50%! This concerning finding is supported by the fact that countries with lowest rates of dairy and calcium consumption (like those in Africa and Asia) have the lowest rates of osteoporosis.
Considering that approximately 3/4 of the world’s population is unable to digest milk and other dairy products, it seems clear the food is not an ideal substance for consumption. However, the average consumer doesn’t know this. From celebrity endorsements to advertisements by the dairy industry, most have been taught to believe that dairy is an ideal food for optimum health.
Because there’s so much misinformation surrounding the subject, Vox recently created a video which illustrates the facade of the dairy industry. One of the points made is that despite the fact that consumers can get the daily recommendation of calcium, potassium, and protein from fruits and vegetables, the dairy industry has spent billions of dollars to convince the populace otherwise.
If you were taught that one must drink milk to grow up “big and strong,” you’re not alone. However, now is the time to get educated on the facts.
Because milk is very mucus-forming in the human body, it is believed to contribute to allergies, ear infections, Type 1 diabetes, anemia, and even constipation. In addition, the food may contribute to various types of cancers as consumption of the product increases the body’s level of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1).
The good news is that there are plenty of tasty, creamy dairy alternatives that are not only easy-to-make, they’re affordable. ‘Milks’ from rice, almonds, cashew, hemp, and even coconut can be found in most grocery stores, and some companies even sell dairy-free ice cream – such as Ben & Jerry’s! In fact, the non-dairy milk market has surged within the past few years. Almond milk sales, in particular, have increased by 250 percent from 2000-2015 to almost $895 million.
I’m sure you have heard the phrase “you are not a baby cow” when being told that you shouldn’t drink cow’s milk. It is true. This milk in its raw form is designed to supply the nutrients for a 65-pound newborn calf that will grow to be over 1200 pounds. Be careful what you feed your children. Making the wrong choices may be putting the future of their health in jeopardy. Use plant-based foods for your calcium needs.
Randy Powell, Eating-Veggies.com