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The Dangers of Drinking Milk

Published on October 12, 2012 by   ·   4 Comments Pin It
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For years, we’ve been told that milk does a body good. But does it really? Though touted as the healthier option at home and in restaurants, milk has roughly the same calorie count as soda and 2% milk contains the same amount of saturated fat as french fries. Given these two facts, the correlation between high milk consumption and high rates of Type 1 diabetes and heart disease makes sense. Even though one-third of Americans are lactose intolerant, the U.S. still consumes nearly 9 times the amount of milk that China does. So why do we drink so much milk? Because cows are making more of it. With the introduction of growth hormones like rBST, milk cows are producing nearly twice as much as they did in 1970.  Milk – bad for us, bad for cows.

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. Brook says:

    Amen! Thank you for the reminder!

  2. I love your articles. Signed up to receive your newsletters. Keep up the good work. Being vegan is so easy and with your help we will convince those in denial and doubters! Thanks!

  3. Jackie says:

    I’m so glad that I ran across this. This will save lives.

  4. Lily says:

    I finally gave in to the fact that I am lactose intolerant and stopped eating dairy almost a year ago (with occasional exceptions – I’m prefer not being too extreme) and I feel a lot better.

    The one thing I’d say is it doesn’t work to tell people to eat their cereal dry. Dry cereal is pretty uninspired. Maybe almond milk, or skip the cereal altogether.




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