Western populations consume over gallons of milk as a primary source for calcium, vitamin D and other essential minerals vital for building healthy bones and thus might be expected to decrease the risk of hip fracture and/or osteoporosis, and yet the more milk and dairy products they consume the higher the occurrence of obesity, osteoporosis, cancer, acne, heart disease, constipation, diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome among them. We all have grown to believe that consuming dairy foods can increase our body absorption of both calcium and vitamin D that many of us are unaware that milk is the most polluted and unhealthy drink that left us many negative health effects.
Milk and other dairy foods are widely consumed today, and thus they’ve occupied the large parts of your diet, but are they really healthy foods for your daily consumption? Many of us have grown to consume milk and milk products (such as cheese, yogurt) for calcium and essential minerals vital for building healthy bones that we’ve not given second thought to the negative effects of milk. Even the milk producers exaggeratedly advocate the health benefits of drinking milk, in terms of its calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients which I think is part of a dairy industry myth.
There are numerous health concerns that you should take into account while consuming dairy foods. Milk is polluted with pus, white blood cells, disease-causing bacteria and viruses, in addition to all the pesticides, herbicides, hormones, antibiotics and other chemical substances. In this matter, USDA is quite aware of the presence of toxins in milk products, but still permits them to be marketed for the consumption of the consumers.
Obesity is Linked to Consumption of Cow’s Milk and Other Dairy Products
You really can’t imagine how much fat is present in cow’s milk, dairy products (ice-cream, yogurts, cheese and etc.) and other products that use milk derivatives such as colostrums (cow’s first milk), lactose, whey and casein. The content of its fat is big enough to cause health problem if consumed in excess, particularly in gaining weight. Americans for example, consume large amount of dairy products and hence, approximately 58% of them are seen facing a health problem of obesity. One significant consequence of people consuming dairy foods is rapid fat gain, and this is indeed a high “octane” that fuels excess body fat particularly among children. Thing becomes even worst when they eat concentrated products like cheeses that is made from cow’s milk.
The Calcium in Cow’s Milk Can’t be Used by Human Body
Let me ask you. Do you know where do cows get their calcium? The answer is from the plant source. The plants that cows consume have a large amount of magnesium and thus enabling their body to use the calcium efficiently for building strong bones and teeth.
Even though cow’s milk has three times the calcium higher than human breast milk, your body is unable to absorb its calcium content because it’s lack of magnesium content. That means that calcium in cow’s milk is basically useless for your body but may harm your health. A significant proof is that those nations who have the highest amount of dairy or milk consumption are also those who have the highest rates of osteoporosis. Further, many scientific research have revealed that calcium found in dairy foods shows either little or no benefit for bone health. The continual dairy consumption will gradually cause a magnesium (a mineral helps to protect against heart disease) deficiency, and later, increasing the occurrence of heart-related disease.