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Only humans continue to drink milk into adulthood, and only humans drink the milk of other mammals.
The notion that milk is good for building strong bones and teeth is something we all grew up with.
These benefits come from the fact that milk has calcium in it, about 300 milligrams per cup.
Unprocessed cow's milk is taken from cows that have been pumped full of antibiotics and growth hormone that increases milk production.
This also increases insulin growth and drinking cows milk will increase you levels of insulin as well.
Milk bought at the store is pasteurized, making it safer for us to drink but it alters the chemistry of the milk,
making the acidifying impact of it in your body even worse.
Milk is high in calcium and other nutrients and chemicals that help protect the heart.. Calcium is vital for the nerves, the blood, and blood pressure regulation as well as bone building and maintenance. Calcium may also speed up metabolic rate, and drinking milk regularly may help the body to use insulin more efficiently and may prevent or control type 2 diabetes. Calcium can also help us get a good nights sleep and calm the nerves.
Cow's milk is high in saturated fat and the protein casein, which is hard for humans to digest properly. This is why cow's milk can trigger allergic responses. such as sinusitis, asthma, earaches, congestion, runny nose, skin rash, eczema, fatigue, lethargy and irritability. Whole cow's milk is high in fat, low in vitamins, and the mineral content is out of balance with human biochemistry; as a result, many of the nutrients cannot be absorbed by humans. Also, cows are normally subjected to hundreds of different drug injections, hormones, pesticides, drug residues which in turn make their way into the milk.
Some people lack the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose in milk. If you are lactose intolerant you may suffer from bloating, wind, flatulence, diarrhea or constipation. If you must drink cows milk, boil it first to make it easier to digest.
The bottom line is that if you like milk and dairy products, and your system is not upset by them, conventional medical wisdom would say you are doing your body good. However, if milk is not on your dietary must have list, there are plenty of alternatives for staying healthy and keeping bones strong.
Other good dietary sources of calcium include dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and vegetable greens; dry beans; sesame seeds and almonds; oily fish like salmon and sardines; rhubarb and okra, among others.
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