We just cannot forget those days when we used to have one glass of milk for breakfast or bread and tea with fried eggs. Also, the memories of taking pap heavily laced with milk and beverage are still fresh in our minds. Well, for me, those days are not gone as I even had whole wheat bread and milk for breakfast this morning. Yes, despite the fact that I’m writing this article to help you, I’m not so perfect. I am human and still young so don’t judge me. If you however, want to know the very grave danger daily consumption of milk can cause to your body system, then sit back, relax, take a cup of coffee (without the usual sweetener - milk) and enjoy.
1. Milk does more of draining calcium than giving you calcium despite so many ads state otherwise.
Many advertisements present cow’s milk as a very reliable source of calcium. It is even done to the extent that most of us cannot think of any other source of calcium apart from Milk. However, cow’s milk actually robs our poor bones of calcium. Animal proteins produce acid when they’re broken down, and calcium is needed to neutralize this acid. In order to completely neutralize and flush out the acids, our bodies have to use the calcium that the milk contains as well as some from our own body reserves. So for every glass of milk we drink, a significant amount of calcium is absorbed to dissolve the animal acid in the milk. That’s why medical study after medical study has found that people who consume the most cows’ milk have significantly higher fracture rates than those who drink little to no milk. The Harvard Nurse’s Study found that drinking milk can increase your risk of bone fracture by 50%. My advice, reduce your milk intake or better still, take milk from nuts if you don’t want to bent and broken in the next 50 years.
2. Cow milk has a major role in increasing the risk of Prostate cancer
Milk and cheese have been linked to an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a gender based cancer that happens only to men.
Many men have been suffering from this and would usually require surgery to be able to feel a little bit of comfort. Who knows? They probably took too much milk related things while growing up.
3. Ladies who consume too much cow milk are more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who don’t.
The gallant sister of prostate cancer, ovarian cancer is also gender based and only affects women.
They are both largely influenced by milk and milk-related products consumption which shows how deadly milk can be when it’s too much.
A Swedish study showed that women who consumed four or more servings of dairy “products” each day were twice as likely to develop serous ovarian cancer.
4. Milk allergies
More annoying and painful than milk intolerance, milk allergies can cause potentially strong and dangerous reactions (usually in young children), such as vomiting or anaphylaxis.
Despite industry claims, a study of more than 12,000 children showed that the more milk they drank, the more weight they gained. Also, drinking one percent of skimmed milk can lead to weight gain compared to drinking 2 percent of whole filled milk. This is apparently funny because the general belief is that skim milk is for weight loss. Sometimes I begin to wonder who is more right between the researcher and the TV.
5. Excess sodium in dairy products like cheese can cause harm to your body system.
One of the dairy products, cheese, can contain up to 400 mg of sodium per ounce. So many cheese varieties are so loaded with sodium that they are actually saltier than seawater and we all know how salty seawater is.
Too much of salt can cause lots of problems to your system and can affect your health negatively. My advice, turn away from cheese as it contains even more deadly substances.
6. Milk is slowly killing you.
The British Medical Journal found that people who drank an average of three cups of milk a day were twice as likely to die earlier than those who drank one cup a day. The study believes that a sugar in milk, called galactose, causes an inflammatory response in the body which makes the bones weaker. Drinking milk can also contribute to heart disease and obesity which has become more rampant among the wealthy nowadays.
7. Cow milk was not created for humans. it was made for calves (baby cows).
Cow’s milk is made for baby calves; human breast milk is made for baby humans. It’s as simple as that. Breast milk is made with saturated fats and sugar, so babies could gain weight quickly and easily digest the nourishment they need to survive. Babies have enormous amounts of the enzyme that digests lactose, the sugar in milk. But as we get older, our bodies stop producing this enzyme and that’s why 75% of the world’s population is lactose intolerant. The symptoms of lactose intolerance include stomach pain, diarrhea, bloating, nausea and gas. You obviously wouldn’t go to your local provision store and buy a fresh gallon of human breast milk, so stop buying cow’s milk!
Except you are a baby cow or you want to keep running to the toilet each time you drink milk, I advise that you avoid cow milk and go for milk gotten from nuts instead.
8. Junk from cow milk poses lots of health risks to you.
Milk gotten from cow has lots of dangerous substances which would make you hate drinking milk if you knew they were in milk. Most of the milk we consume is gotten from cows that might have been sick before milking and antibiotics would be needed to treat them regularly. All these can be passed down into the milk and can cause harm to you.
My advice, make sure you never drink locally made milk.
There are plant-based milk types, like almond, soy, or coconut, which are healthier than cow milk.
I really cannot decide for you or force you to stop taking cow milk, but it’s important to at least be conscious of what you’re taking into your body system.
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