If you really think about it, humans get pregnant, nine months later have a baby, breastfeed, then, you know, after a few years we no longer have a need for milk, ESPECIALLY not the milk of another species.. that's just weird.
Yes, it is said dairy provides calcium and such, but based on research, I've learned that because of the acidity of milk, it actually leeches out the calcium from our BONES (aka the largest source of calcium in our body!!) The most dairy consumption is in the U. S., yet, you would think they would have healthy bones, right? No, actually. They have the highest rate of osteoporosis!
It's weird. Society tells us that we need these foods, but it just seems to me that dairy should not be in our diet at all. It's meant for a baby cow, why why why why do humans take the baby's milk? It makes no sense! Don't you see that it's all about money?
If you haven't before, I recommend trying almond, cashew, oat, flax, hazelnut, coconut, etc milk. I especially like cashew (the one I buy has more calcium than dairy). :3 You could try soy too, just make sure it's organic and all..
If this question got you thinking, which I hope it did, maybe the documentary Forks Over Knives will interest you. It relates to health. :)
Most Helpful Guy
Humans don't need milk, except for infants. But milk is rich in fat and some nutrients so it used to be something the elites drank (or made into cheese/butter) in ancient times when it was difficult to get those calories and nutrients in other ways. Because the elites did this it became fashionable and as the price dropped it became a normal thing for everyone even though these days there are plenty of cheap alternatives and people require less calories than they used to because of our modern inactive lifestyles. It's the same with red meat really.
Most Helpful Girl
I sometimes think about who might have been the first crazy motherfucker that had the idea of sucking on a cows udder...