Drinking Cow’s Milk? Stop! Here is some common sense: The milk of each species of mammals is designed to meet the nutritional and hormonal needs of that baby animal. That’s why animals in the wild DON’T drink the milk of another species. So, who said we had to drink milk?? Oh Yes…we’re supposed to drink it as a source of calcium, right? Well…Cow’s milk is NOT compatible with either our digestive system or nutritional needs….we’re so misinformed!
Here are some facts about milk:
– Most people suffer adverse reactions to it and are labeled “lactose intolerant”…shouldn’t this be a red flag?
– Milk is meant to be a transition food, used to nourish a baby mammal until it has teeth to eat solids.
– There is NO real evidence showing that milk is needed in the diet after children can chew and digest food.
– Dairy cows are injected with growth hormones in order to increase their milk production….yes these hormones pass into their milk.
– Milk cows are given antibiotics and vet medicines to protect them from bacteria, viruses, blood and pus (from heavy use of milking machines ouch!) …and yes! These also pass into their milk.
– Pasteurization of milk often makes the calcium indigestible by destroying the enzymes needed to metabolize it.
– Only 4% of the iron in cow’s milk can be absorbed.
– The calcium used to “enrich” the milk that humans consume has been chemically engineered (read fake and unnatural).
– Chocolate added to children’s milk locks up the calcium in it which makes it bio-inhibited…in other words kids won’t digest it and therefore their bodies won’t be able to absorbe it.
– Casein is the largest protein molecule found in cow’s milk which is highly indigestible for humans, allergenic for most people and responsible for the formation of mucus in both children and adults.
– Conditions such as asthma, colds, respiratory, ear and throat infections have been linked to the mucus, allergies and indigestion that milk causes in humans.
Aren’t these enough to make you wanna try other sources of calcium?
There are way better sources of CALCIUM…Here are some options:
– Dark Leafy Vegetables
– Nuts and Seeds
– Baked Potato skins
– Root Vegetables
As far as non-dairy milk goes? Try Almond, oats, rice, coconut and hemp milk!