Milk is promoted as being an important food for daily consumption, for getting vitamin D, Calcium, and protein. Many American children consume it as it is promoted as being good for growing bones and teeth.
In reality however, none of this is really true. Does it have calcium? Yes, but can we absorb it and if we do, why is it a problem? Does it have Vitamin D? Yes, because it is added, but what is the quality and usability of that vitamin D? Does it have protein? Yes, in abundance but does the human body require that much, and what is the problem with the excess?
I’ve added links to provide much more detail about what I’m saying here and the articles go much further into the additional problems with milk from the production to the processing once harvested from the cow. However in essence, here is the short answer to the questions posed above that contrasts the promotional hype.
Milk does have calcium however it’s absorbabilityby the human body is minimal and the high level of protein in milk flushes out minerals including calcium from the body. The net result of getting calcium form milk therefore is in the negative value.
As stated above milk certainly has protein, however there is a belief that our bodies need a lot of protein, when in fact we only need a little protein. At least for most people, as there are exceptions. However also as stated above, excessive protein, particularly in high concentration as in milk can cause problems flushing out other minerals and necessary nutrients.
Vitamin D is another concern and has been added to milk. Vitamin D is actually produced by the body when exposed to sunlight. In northern areas where exposure to sunlight is reduced Vitamin D supplementation is suggested by some.
That is some of the nutritional (or lack there of) information with regard to milk. The links below provide more details on some of these in addition to, as I said, more info the the problems with production and processing posed to our health that is in milk.
Mystery In Your Milk – genetically engineered hormones in the milk.
Does Milk Really Look Good On You? Don’t Drink It! – Affects of Cow’s milk in humans.
Why You Don’t Want to Drink Pasteurized Milk
Problems with Yogurt and Dairy in general.
Vol. 8 Issue 12 March 22, 2010
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