People can get their daily recommendation of protein, calcium, and potassium, from fruits and vegetables, but the dairy industry has spent billions of dollars to influence consumers to think otherwise!
Milk is a gratifying addition to have in teas, coffees, treats, and cakes to name just a few examples. However, when pasteurized, milk could be toxic to the human body. Physicians such as Dr. Willet, who has led many studies and examined the research on the topic, believes that milk causes more harm to the human body than good.
Even though the majority of the people believe milk can help to reduce bone fracture risk, it has never been shown to be true. In reality, based on the Nurses’ Health Study, dairy could increase the risk of fractures by up to 50%.
This finding is backed by the fact that the countries with low rates of dairy and calcium consumption, such as countries in Asia and Africa, have the lowest rates of osteoporosis.
Another interesting fact is that approximately 3/4 of the world’s population is incapable of digesting milk and other dairy products. It’s clear that this food was never intended to be consumed by humans as frequently as we do in our modern society.
Unfortunately, the average consumer is not aware of these facts, because of the mass advertising campaigns produced by the dairy industry and celebrity endorsements (remember Got Milk?), most people have been taught to believe that dairy is an ideal food for optimum health.
If you grow up thinking that people must drink milk to have healthy bones, you’re not alone. Most of us grow up thinking that. But now it’s time to get educated on the facts and learn what’s right for your body and what corporations marketed to you for profit.
Milk is mucus-forming inside our body. And because of this, it’s associated with many allergies, Type 1 diabetes, ear infections, anemia, and even constipation. Also, milk could contribute to various types of cancers as consumption of the product increases the body’s level of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1).
On the bright side, there are many dairy alternatives out there for you to use instead of milk and they are easy to make and affordable. You can choose between almonds, rice, oats, coconut, hemp, cashew, and soy from your grocery store or make your own at home. Big ice cream companies such as Ben & Jerry’s even sell dairy-free ice cream these days. The non-dairy milk market has seen rapid growth over the past few years. In particular, Almond milk sales increased by a whopping 250% percent from 2000 – 2015 to almost $895 million.
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