In order for everyone to be healthy, it is important to disseminate information that can help make people’s lives healthier and happier on an everyday basis. One thing to consider is that yes, calcium is get for you and while milk from animals has always been the source to turn to as encouraged by the dairy industry for calcium, there has been a discovery that milk can be bad for you. Calcium derived from an animal’s milk is not as easily absorbed by the body as sources of calcium from plants and it can contribute to some serious health issues.
1.Bones Break Easier
Women who drink large amounts of dairy milk each day are more likely to have bone fractures than women who drank very little or no milk at all according to research by Swedish healthcare professionals.
2.Cancer of the Prostrate
According to studies, men who consume dairy products and milk actually are more susceptible to prostate cancer. On the alternative, those who do not include dairy in their diets have seen a slowed progression of prostrate cancer.
3.Intolerance of Lactose
The sugar found in a cow’s milk is lactose and it is hard for some people to digest which can cause diarrhea, bloating, nausea, and cramps. While this is common in children, it can also occur to adults which results in symptoms which are worse.
4.Cause of Acne
In girls and boys, studies have shown that consuming all types of dairy products derived from cow’s milk can increase the potential of having acne and can also increase severity.
5.Increase in Cholesterol
There can be as much as 24 milligrams of cholesterol in a single serving of animal milk. Vegan food, on the other hand, has none.
6.Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Women who consume four or more servings of dairy products on a daily basis were twice as susceptible to develop ovarian cancer as opposed to women who drank two or less servings of dairy according to Swedish medical research.
7.Allergies from Milk
It is common that young children develop lactose intolerance and milk allergies. This can cause terrible reactions including vomiting or even anaphylaxis.
8.Antibiotics Found in Cows Are Unhealthy for You
Often animals are pumped full of antibiotics to keep them healthy and to increase dairy production. Due to this, it can cause our bodies to create bacteria in the body that is resistant to antibiotics so if we became sick and need antibiotics, it is possible that they are not as effective.
9.Elevated Levels of Saturated Fat in the Body
One serving of whole milk may contain way more than the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of saturated fat. Whole milk contains 20% of the RDA while 1% milk has 8%. Say on a daily basis you conserve an average of three servings you can be consuming anywhere from 24-60% of your recommended daily allowance of saturated fat even before you eat anything else.
10.Increase in Weight
According to a study of 12,000 children as subjects, it was discovered that when the child drank more milk, they gained more milk. In this same research, 1% and skim milk actually had higher rates of weight gain than those who drank whole milk or 2%. This is opposite of what the dairy industry claims. It is also surprising that when kid drank milk instead of soda, it did not cause them to lose weight.
11.Decreased Bone Health
It has been found that the protein found in dairy products from animals actually suck the calcium out of the body. This is quite the opposite from what you might have thought that dairy actually promotes the health of bones.
With these concerns to your health in conjunction with any other environmentally damaging processes which occur during milk production, it seems as though animal dairy products are actually more harmful than helpful. You may want to consider opting for a vegan diet instead. Even if it’s just for 30 days, you might find that there are additional sources of calcium which are vegan but are easier for the body to absorb and are healthier for you.