Are you aware of the fact that vegetables and fruits can help us get the necessary amount of protein, potassium and calcium for each day? The reason why many people don’t know this is simple – the dairy industry has invested a lot to hide this fact and promote their products.
There is no doubt that milk can improve the taste of tea, coffee, smoothies and other popular treats. However, you should know that when this drink is pasteurized it can also act as a toxic food for humans. As a matter of fact, doctors like Dr. Willet, who spent years studying milk, claim that milk brings more harm than good to the body.
Although this may be shocking news for some people, but there is no evidence that milk can lower the risk of bone fracture. As a matter of fact, the Nurses’ Health Study suggests that dairy products may boost the chances of experiencing fractures by more than 50%.
This doesn’t sound unbelievable when we take a close look at some statistics – the countries where dairy products are consumed least are the countries with lowest number of cases of osteoporosis.
Given that about 75% of the people on our planet can’t digest and process milk as well as other dairy products, it looks obvious that this food is far from perfect. But, most people are not aware of these facts. The dairy industry pays a lot of money on promotion and advertisement and most people believe that they are improving their health whenever they are drinking milk.
Due to the fact that this topic is related to many myths, Vox made a video which is trying to uncover the mystery behind dairy products production. This video has shown that although we can get all the nutrients from dairy products just by consuming vegetables and fruits, the dairy industry is trying to promote their products as the ultimate source of protein, potassium and calcium.
In case you were growing in an environment where parents recommended milk as food that will make you taller, stronger and bigger, you should not that you are not the only one. But, now that you are an adult, you should try to learn more about this product.
The truth is that milk triggers the formation of mucus in the body. That’s why many experts think that it supports the emergence of ear infections, allergies, anemia, constipation or even type 1 diabetes. Furthermore, this food can be linked to some types of cancers too because regular consumption of milk can increase the level of IGF-1 or insulin-like growth factor 1.
If you love dairy products, you should know that there are many other delicious alternatives out there. These products are easy to prepare and they are inexpensive too. The “milk” (juice) from almonds, rice, cashew, coconut and hemp is now available in ordinary stores and there are many products like ice creams that don’t include dairy. As a matter of fact, the so-called non-dairy milk products are getting quite popular in the past few years. For instance, almond milk has reached record high sales (almost $900 million last year).
Via Plant Based News