Is milk healthy?
#20996. Asked by Moo. (Jul 30 02 11:51 AM)
There is a lot of debate about this at the moment, and nobody really knows. There is no doubt that human milk is healthy for humans who are aged 2 or less. But after that, it is debatable. |
Cow's milk provides a good source of calcium, something that many women lack, but has been blamed for many different ailments.
All unprocessed food (milk is unprocessed food) is healthy as long as you eat/drink it in moderation. Whole milk has a high percentage of saturated fat (animal fat) in it, so if you drink too much of it each day, you might get the same high cholesterol, as if you ate high fat foods, BUT milk also contains calcium, which is important for your bones. |
Cow's milk contains lactose, but other types of milk (goat's milk, soy milk or rice milk) does not. Milk CAN contain high levels of fat which may be hazardous to people with high cholesterol and other medical conditions, BUT you can get milk without much fat in it (skim milk, fat-free milk).
Yes, MILK IS HEALTHY! It just depends on what kind you drink. And don't drink too much because it is possible that you can give yourself a heart attack if you do.
Gnomon is correct, you can't beat mother's milk. People who have been breast |
fed usually have a stronger immune system.
Some adults (mostly from LaLa Land) say they are much healthier since giving up
dairy. I think the jury is out on that one.
gives you a lot links and information pro and con.
Soymilk is a good alternative for vegetarians, lactose intolerant people and
anyone allergic to cows milk. It also helps reduce cholesterol. You do have
to get more calcium from other foods in your diet, even if it is fortified.
It also has isoflavones, which appear to reduce the risks of cancer, especially
in postmenopausal women.
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