Healthy Living

Is drinking milk healthy?

We must have probably heard and seen numerous marketing materials and programs that promote the importance , necessity and the benefits of the everyday milk use and rest of the dairy products regular intake.

Due to the size and financial power of major corporations in its manufacture, and huge impact of the dairy industry ,this wrong notion is instilled into our minds and we have created false belief.
Contrary to what they claim the diary products cow milk especially has no health, no growth and development, no ‘strong bones‘ qualities and the like advertising often connects to it.

We need to realize the truth that for years has been hidden from us, where incorruptible experts and nutritionists were trying to present to the public : Milk and dairy products are not only essential in the diet of children and adults (except in the infantile period , and primarily breast milk or possibly its replacement, free from cow’s milk ), but are more dangerous to use than any other products.

  • To meet increased demand of milk supply, adulteration is being done in most unnatural way.
  • All the left over food from restaurants are fed to cows in the morning along with chemicals injected to increase milk production.
  • All these poisons are now part of milk that we consume.
  • Apart from these, artificial or synthetic milk produced is the most dangerous one.
  • It is very difficult to recognize and seperate synthetic milk from real one.

Milk Related Diseases that are in some way associated with the use of cow’s milk and other dairy products are the following :

    • Lactose intolerance (milk sugar ) because of the lack of the enzyme lactase (even thought the peoples of Europe are much less sick than the other nations of the world) . Symptoms of lactose intolerance can manifest as bloating and increased ‘gas’ pains and stomach cramps , watery diarrhea , nausea and ‘crackling’ pain

  • Increased tendency to arteriosclerosis and its consequences – cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease
  • Increased risk for certain types of cancer – particularly prostate cancer , ovarian cancer, rectum and breast cancers.
  • Neurological disease, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, it is believed that they could be associated with the use of milk
  • Allergic reactions not only to milk proteins , but also on the possible contamination of milk within
  • Infectious disease caused by various species of bacteria (Salmonella , Yersinia , Campylobacter , Listeria ) and viruses, and other microorganisms that milk and dairy products are affected with
  • Mad cow disease’ – bovine spongiform encephalopathy
  • Resistance to antibiotics for frequent exposure to antibiotics in cow’s milk
  • The influence of hormones , deposited pesticides and other pollution from intake of the milk
  • Osteoporosis
  • A possible association of various types of leukemia, with cow’s leukemia virus
  • Endometriosis


Here are 7 reasons why all of us can consider avoiding milk:

Drink all of your milk is a phrase many people grew up hearing. Yet evidence increasingly suggests that milk is not as healthy as it has been believed to be. Health conscious people are giving up milk and turning to alternatives. 

1) Milk doesn’t keep our bones healthy, preventing fractures and osteoporosis. In fact, according the Nurse’s Health Study, dairy may actually increase the risk of fractures rather than protecting our bones. Countries such as those in Africa and Asia who don’t consume large amounts of dairy actually have the lowest rates of osteoporosis.

2) Milk is not the great source of calcium that most people believe it is. First of all, pasteurizing milk kills all of the nutrients, including calcium. Second, spinach, tahini, kale and other green leafy vegetables are the best sources of calcium on the planet.

3) Milk is has been linked with acne by at least three large-scale studies reported in the American Journal of Dermatology. Research shows that there is up to 44% more chance of developing acne in those who drink milk.

4) Dairy may raise cancer risk. Research has revealed that a higher intake of dairy products may increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer by 30 to 50 percent. In addition, the body’s insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which is a known cancer promoter is increased by drinking milk.

5) Approximately 75 percent of the world’s population is lactose intolerant, which means that they are unable to fully digest dairy. Lactase is the enzyme needed to digest lactose, and most people stop producing it around the age of 5.

6) Dairy is full of saturated fat and is linked to heart disease. Like cancer, countries such as Japan have a very low level of heart disease, and research commissioned by the New Zealand company A2 shows that there could be a link between a protein in milk.

7) People with many different healthy complaints notice a significant improvement when they avoid dairy. Health complaints associated with dairy intolerance include irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, sinus problems, and ear infections.


Think about what’s happening with dairy cows… they get pregnant and their bodies begin making milk for their calf (so far so good). But once the calf is born, of course it cannot drink the milk because that would defeat the whole purpose of creating profit with these beautiful commodities. So what happens? The baby calf is immediately stripped away from the mother, never to see each other again (moms, imagine that). These MOTHERS are often heard mooing hopelessly into the night in hopes of hearing back from their babies. But it gets worse. The farmers realized that the calves are worth money too – if you lock them in a crate for the first few months of their lives, then slaughter them, you can sell veal in addition to milk (extremely common in West and now in India as well).

Plant Food replacements for Milk to meet Calcium, Iron and Protein need

There is no reason that would require the use of cow’s milk and dairy products in human nutrition.
Even animals stop drinking milk once they cross the infant stage, but humans continue milk consumption in some or the other form like coffee, tea etc.
In contrast, omitting these foods from your diet will be beneficial influences to your health and prevention to serious health problems and disease.

A perfect Vegetarian diet is the one which does not have any milk product (Not consuming eggs or meat but having animal milk is not vegetarianism)

Following list of foods should be consumed instead:

Calcium in plants  For comparison : 100 ml of cow’s milk has less than 110 mg of calcium

Dried parsley 1467 Cashew Nuts 267
Walnuts 129 Dry Braod Bean 74
Spinach 126 Dried Ren Onnions 257
Sesame Seeds 783 Dry Wheat germ 69
Sunflower Seeds 116 Fresh Pomegranate 257
Dry Lemon Peel 765 Kohlrabi 68
Chickpeas 110 Almonds 252
Dried Celery 645 Celery Root 68
Hrseradish 105 Parsley 245
Marinated Olives 96 Lettuce 65
Carob 279 Pine Nuts 233
Dried Apricots 82 Leek 65
Soybeans 270 Chestnut 226
Dry Lentils 79 Rye 64
Dates 63 Kale 212
Green Soybeans 197 Cherries 63
Peanuts 59 Garlic 181
YelloDry Peas 59 Green Beans 57
Pistaccio 138 Pumpkin Seeds 135
Dried Beans 135 Figs 54
Oatmeal 54 Spicy Sweet Peppers 134
Parsnip 51 Fresh Lemon Zest 134
Broccoli (1 cup, boiled) 62 Lentils (1 cup, boiled) 38
Brussels sprouts (1 cup, boiled) 56 Navy Beans (1 cup, boiled) 126
Butternut squash (1 cup, baked) 84 Pinto Beans (1 cup, boiled) 79
Carrots (2 medium, raw) 40 Tofu (1/2 cup) 253
Cauliflower (1 cup, boiled) 20 White beans 161
Collards (1 cup, boiled) 266 Rice Milk (1 cup) 300
Kale (1 cup, boiled) 94 Wheat bread (1 slice) 26
Sweet potato (1 cup, baked) 76 Whole wheat flour (1 cup) 41
Black turtle beans (1 cup, boiled) 102 Orange Juice (1 cup) 300
Kidney Beans (1 cup, boiled) 62 Raisins (2/3 cup) 53
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We all wonder and think at times that do animals have soul? Do they feel anything? Do they feel emotions? Do they even know the difference between captivity and freedom!? Well, if you also wonder about the above then do watch this small video and I am sure you will get your answer! WATCH AND SEE HOW IT FEELS LIKE TO BE FREE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YOUR LIFE!!

Posted by Sanskriti on Thursday, December 12, 2013


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  • Sorry ,for first time i dont agree with you completely…corporates making money by adulyeration is true ….but what about pure milk by cows which are fed healthy food in villages……they give good milk..we can have it na

    • Humans are not meant to drink milk. You are essentially drinking the breast milk of another animal which no other mammal does. If you want the milk from cows that are treated right, you will have to go out of your way to obtain it, otherwise you are taking part in the continuous torture of these beautiful, gentle creatures.

  • Yes agree with Pavan Kumar. Sanskriti is a little off on this issue. Milk is healthy. No need to avoid it.

  • Finally a good article on milk which is the most dangerous syndrome of our modern days .If you say the cows are giving good milk then go and have a look at what the cows are fed. Also the poor calves aren’t fed enough of their mothers milk. If someone is milking in front of you then have it peacefully . One fact to b understood is that our body does not have the digestive enzymes for animals milk.

  • The article speaks about cow’s milk, dairy. What about buffalo ‘s milk and non-pasteurized milk and the products obtained from such milk? Are they harmful or good for health?

  • Adultrated antibiotic drugged cow milk is poison. However organic and desi cow milk is healthy for you. Cow colostrum helps heal our body with it’s growth factors, immunoglobins, peptide etc.

  • Dislike, false info about no benefits of milk.
    Adultration etc is correct, not rest.