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Why Do Some People Say Drinking Cow's Milk Is Bad For You?

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Human beings are peculiar in routinely drinking the milk of another species. After all, milk is meant as the first food for a very young baby animal. As such, cow's milk is the ideal first food for baby cows, not necessarily for people (baby or otherwise).

On the other hand, most mammal milks are very similar in composition to each other, and it's undoubtedly true that cow's milk provides most of the nutrients (it's a notably too low in iron) that children and adult people need. And it isn't especially high in sugar, fat, salt, strange additives or anything else obviously 'unhealthy' for you. So compared to a lot of other things we might be eating, it's a pretty 'good' food.

The only really sound arguments against milk are biological and epidemiological: many of the world's adults are genetically incapable of digesting it: intolerant to either the sugars (lactose) or proteins (casein). Moreover, there are several research studies which find disturbing correlations: osteoporosis and Type I diabetes seem more common in countries that drink the most cow's milk. A diet high in milk products (and gain foods) may encourage an acid imbalance in the body, effectively leaching calcium out of our bones, to raise the risk of osteoporosis. The link to diabetes mostly applies to babies on formula milk. It's thought that early exposure to cow's milk may sometimes trigger the immune system to attack the pancreas, leading to damage in the body's future ability to produce insulin.

There are a lot of other myths about why milk might be bad for you, most of which are linked to the risk of contamination; but these dangers may be similar for other foods, too.
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Some cows are fed chemically altered foods so that they can produce milk more quickly. Sometimes chemicals create diseases in the cow and commonly enlarge the utters. The utters can get so big that they drag against the ground creating blood and plus near the tip. When they milk the cows the pus and blood can also leak into the milk. That is why people are saying it could have blood in it. The milk itself is bad enough because it contains the chemicals that made the cow diseased in the first place. Two words...organic milk. It's worth the extra dollar or two trust me. Still, milk is very sugary and fattening and not a good choice. Soy and rice milk is much better for you. Water is the best! Just my advice :)
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I always laugh when I see someone say "There's BLOOD in cow's milk...YUCK". Hate to burst your bubble...but there's blood in BEEF. Imagine that!
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I thought the concern was about the hormones and antibiotics given to cows that end up in the milk. I really don't know. Every other day the media is warning us about the dangers of something. I LOVE milk! I drink it every day but I do drink the super pasteurized, organic milk.
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Hi, drinking cow's milk is bad, it might be people are afraid of epiodemiology or sometimes they are not habitual to it too so it might make them get diarrhoea, but naturally it is good for the health to all kind of people specially is to the os for the ladies and children as they have the calcium and other vitamine for the health.
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I've been drinking milk since day 1 and I have not stopped. I know where it's from and am never going to stop. Milk is good for me calcium  - is what my body needs.

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Hello. Drinking cow's milk is very beneficial for the body. In addition, many other products can be obtained from milk. The usefulness of this device also lies in the fact that people have the opportunity to consume natural products from high-quality homemade milk. If you have a mini-farm, then one device of a creamy separator for example https://www.2smallfarm.com/ is enough for you to produce dairy products for yourself and for sale.

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We are the only creature that drinks milk as adults. You don't see a lion going to drink its lioness's milk? They all remain healthy animals without the milk. Cats drink it cause we provide it.

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