Tuesday, October 9, 2012

is milk good for you?

all around me, i hear friends (especially the ladies) talking about drinking anlene to prevent osteoporosis.

as the advertisement goes, all asian women are not getting enough calcium, so they need to drink lots of milk, like anlene, to avoid the onset of osteoporosis later in life.

i hear it so much, i want to puke. yet the power of advertisement can not be ignored. if more folks around me are falling for it, then i got to act.

it so happened that i watched this documentary got the facts on milk?  and it tells me milk is very very bad for you!

more internet reading later... i'm convinced!

a simple search on google throws enough sites for this. please visit these sites!

if you are too lazy to read those sites, what they are telling you is that the more milk you drink, the higher the chances of you getting osteoporosis later in life. 

huh? but that's not what i have been told all these years?!

the dairy council and milk manufacturers do a great job in marketing this message that you need to drink lots of milk as it contains all the calcium you need to build strong bones.  however it is only natural for them to say this as they stand to benefit from this. what do you expect them to tell you? that milk is bad for you?

even if you are sceptical about the documentary or the websites listed above, consider this:
  • when babies, all of us could consume milk as we have the lactase enzyme to digest milk protein but once we are weaned off milk, our bodies do not produce lactase anymore. this is mother nature's way of telling us to stop drinking milk. 
  • no other animals drink milk into adulthood, what more drink milk from another animal!
  • 60-75% of the world population is lactose intolerant. so if you can't digest milk, you are still the majority.
also bear in mind that modern afflictions are mostly diet related, and this is mostly a case of too much of a good thing rather than too little. in the olden days, we have diseases from lack of vitamin c, lack of iodine, lack of protein....

but these days, it's too much of protein, too much of fat and too much calcium! 

so if you have a habit of drinking milk daily, perhaps it's time to do a bit of reading on your part...

1 comment:

  1. I am glad for this post because I have never liked drinking milk! I don't mind it in cakes and cookies but not by itself. I have a hard time finishing up a packet of UHT milk even. I always believe that when you don't eat something it's your body telling you you don't need it. When you need it, you will eat it.