Monday 17 April 2017

Six Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Milk Immediately


Dairy is a confusing topic, while some say it should be consumed as part of a healthy diet others think it should be cut altogether.

For years we’ve been told milk is a great source of calcium and will help our bones and teeth grow stronger.

However, there are an increasing number of studies that prove milk is actually bad for your health.

A 2014 study of more than 61,000 women found those who drank a lot of milk were actually at a much higher risk of bone fractures.

Women between the ages of 26-46 who consume a large amount of dairy are also more likely to get breast cancer, according to a study based on 4,312 cases.

Aside from that, there’s the fact that drinking another animals milk is a bit weird.

We are the only species that continues to drink milk after infancy and definitely the only species who drinks it from another animal.

Further disturbing studies have revealed that some milk (particularly in the US) contains ingredients, such as bovine growth hormone, faeces and antibiotics.

These might be some of the reasons consumption of dairy in the UK has dropped by 30% over the last 20 years, with soy, rice and nut milks enjoying a surge in popularity.


Although many people now have a tolerance to dairy, one in five still have some kind of intolerance.

And around 5% of the population are lactose intolerant – meaning the body can’t easily digest lactose, a natural type of sugar found in milk.

If you think you’re lactose intolerant you should cut milk from your diet immediately.

Symptoms of lactose intolerance usually develop within a few hours of consuming food or drink that contains lactose. They may include:

1. Flatulence (wind)

2. Diarrhoea

3. Bloated stomach

4. Stomach cramps and pains

5. Stomach rumbling

6. Feeling sick

The severity of your symptoms will depend on how much you have consumed and how sensitive you are to it.

Some people will be able to drink a small glass of milk still and feel fine, while others can’t even have a splash in their tea or coffee.

Another ‘health’ drink you should steer clear of is smoothies. Just because they are packed with fruit and vegetables doesn't mean it's low in calories or even good for you.

Obviously eating five or more portions of fruit and veg is recommended and on the whole they are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals and fibre.

However, without proper nutritional knowledge you could be packing your daily drink with fattening extras.



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