For years we’ve been told If you want to grow up to be big and strong, you have to drink plenty of milk. That’s what we were told in school, and so were our parents and grandparents. We’ve been taught that Calcium strengthens our bones, preventing breaks and sprains and reduces the risk of getting degenerative illnesses like osteoporosis and arthritis etc. What they failed to teach us is that this was all part of a billion-dollar advertisement plan, and milk actually has more adverse effects on our health than benefits.
Cows produce milk for one reason and one reason only, to nourish their young, which is the same reason humans produce milk. Drinking the milk of another species is unhealthy and unnatural, when you actually think about it, it makes no sense. No other species on the planet drinks milk beyond infancy, neither do they drinks the milk of another species.
Humans who drink the milk from a cow are increasing their chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many other illnesses.
Recent studies show the adverse effects of a high-dairy diet in humans. In a recent study in Sweden, researchers discovered that over a 20 year period, women who drank more than three glasses of milk a day actually had nearly twice the mortality rate than woman who drank less than one glass of milk a day. In addition, those who drank more milk experienced more bone fractures than those who drank less.
Most people aren’t aware that a quarter of the world’s population of humans are actually lactose intolerant. In fact most peoples bodies can’t handle milk to begin with, most babies are actually allergic to the milk from a cow, but they build up a tolerance to it over time. Humans are not designed to drink the milk of another species.
- Milk creates mucus, which can contribute to allergies, infections, diabetes, constipation and anemia
- High dairy diets have been linked to acne, boils and other skin problems
- The protein in cow’s milk can contribute to type 1 diabetes
- Studies have found that people who consume more dairy products have more bone issues such as multiple sclerosis
- Higher dairy rates have been linked to higher ovarian and prostate cancer rates
- Cow’s milk increases cholesterol levels
- D-galactose ages the body
Cows do not naturally produce milk all year-round they are kept on hormones for their entire life to make this possible. Those hormones are excreted into the cow’s milk which when drank by humans end up inside us. Estrogen and progesterone are consumed when we drink milk affect our own hormonal functions which ultimately lead to imbalances in our bodies.
So where should we get our calcium intake from?
Where do you think cows get it from in the first place? By eating plants – leafy greens.
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Calcium is abundant in a wide assortment of vegetables. Good plant sources of calcium include:
- Green leafy vegetables, including spring greens, cabbage, swede, rocket, watercress, kale, broccoli and parsley
- Kidney beans and black eyed-beans
- Mixed nuts and seeds
- Chickpeas and tahini
- Drinking hard water can provide 200mg of calcium daily
You do not need to drink milk in fact you shouldn’t, It isn’t natural and it most definitely isn’t healthy.