For years, many advertising companies have promoted the benefits of drinking milk. Various TV ads praises, declaring that it supposedly increases everything from bone strength to vitamin intake. So when low-fat milk came along, the world rejoiced, as we all tend to whenever a beloved products gets a ‘low-fat’ sticker on its container.
Every piece of nutritional advice you can find always recommends us to go for low-fat or non-fat milk. But, according to a lot of specialists, it is healthier to eat and drink dairy products with all the fatty tissue left in.
While raw, natural milk offers many health benefits, a Harvard specialist argues that traditional milk and also dairy products are able to cause problems to your health, because of the added health-compromising sweeteners. Are you aware that cup of 2-percent milk consists of 12.3 grams of sweets, more than a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and also practically as much as a delicious chocolate chip biscuit? No? Well, you are lucky to ready this.
As David Ludwig said in his research study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, there have been innumerable pieces of research study concluding the dangerous effects of sugar-sweetened refreshments. The over-consumption of sugar has actually been linked with obesity, diabetes, inflammatory-related discomfort, and a lot more. Also, the United States Department of Agriculture, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and different associations are suggesting against caloric intake from sugary beverages.
A 2005 research published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine followed 12,829 kids, aged between 9 to 14 years. According to the research, it was found that drinking reduced fatty tissue, milk was related to weight gain, whereas full-fat milk was not.
Info has been out for some time now arguing that milk is actually not all it’s cracked up to be when it comes to strengthening your bones.
Save Our Bones is one organization spreading the rather surprising truths about milk, one being that the typical supermarket milk we drink may deplete bones’ calcium content.
Cow’s milk acidifies your body’s pH. Your body then attempts to correct this by using the calcium in your bones to neutralize this effect. So, you wind up with a calcium deficit when you drink milk.
And bone strength loss is not the only thing you could be facing if you choose to guzzle as much milk as you’re told.
Doctors have linked drinking cow’s milk to iron deficiency (anemia), various allergies, heart disease, sinusitis, skin rashes, acne, diabetes, ear infections.
Thanks to our creative ingenuity, we adopted the dubious habit of drinking another species milk. Nobody can dispute that cow’s milk is an excellent food source for Calves. However, unlike humans, once calves are weaned, they never drink milk again. – According to Dr. Michael Klaper MD:
“It is not natural for humans to drink cow’s milk. Human milk is for humans. Cow’s milk is for calves. You have no more need of cow’s milk than you do rat’s milk, horse’s milk or elephant’s milk. Cow’s milk is a high fat fluid exquisitely designed to turn a 65-lb baby calf into a 400-lb cow. That is what cow’s milk is for!”
However, just because cow’s milk is not necessarily the best choice does not mean your morning cereal has to be left high and dry. There are several alternative milk options on the market, ranging from almond to rice. Some of them are quite tasty.
If you must go with cow dairy, then yogurt is not a bad option.
As for alternative calcium sources, check out this talk David gave at the Raw Spirit Festival on the topic of calcium:
For a quick calcium fix, consider the following:
- White beans
- Dried figs
- Blackstrap molasses (goes great on porridge)
- Black-eyed peas