You need milk for strong bones is a common advert line we all heard
when growing up.
Billboards had pictures of athletes with their moustache lined with milk.
To get strong white teeth, healthy bones and a great body physique,
milk was the solution.
Food scientists went further to prove this by breaking the constituents
of milk down, so you could see what it contained. Vital nutrients like
calcium, potassium, vitamin B12, proteins and many more, were
highlighted so we don’t miss the importance of milk
Unfortunately, they told us only just half of the truth.
You see, milk contains a whole lot more than that.
To truly understand the components of milk, lets see how it is produced.
In the olden days, production of milk was simple, you had a cow, reared
it and nurtured it.
Whenever it gave birth, you milked it and though this milk was small, you
found ways to preserve it and use it to nourish your family.
Fast forward to today, we have very few farms, and we want a higher
amount of milk produced. So we keep the cow in a state where it is
constantly producing milk.
Milk production is powered by hormones. So we feed the cows with hormones
to meet our demand for milk.
We don’t stop there. We know that the pregnancy and postpartum stage
encourage an increase in specific hormones, which in turn create an
environment for infections to fester because immunity is low.
So, to protect the cows, we give antibiotics. Not once, not twice but multiple
This process doesn’t alter the vitamins, however along with the vitamins we
are taking antibiotics into our body.
A few children may react to these by persistently having allergies, but there’s
more danger than that.
The antibiotics in milk disrupt the normal flora (good bacteria) in our digestive
system that helps us fight off infections.
This flora are a vital part of our immune system.
We suddenly become more susceptible to every and any infection and this
affects our overall health.
So should we continue taking milk? Are there alternatives?
We can see that the disadvantages outweigh the benefits. There’s good news
though, you can still drink milk, but make sure it is plant-based.
Great examples of plant-based milk include tiger nut milk, coconut milk, rice milk,
almond milk, sunflower milk, sesame seed milk and oat milk.
Now you know the truth about milk. Don’t hesitate to make a change.
It’s your legal doc