Milk: It Does A Body Bad

The dairy industry is remarkably good at PR. It has Americans believing that drinking milk is good for them, maybe even necessary. It’s not true.

The Harvard School of Public Health has found that it is “not clear that dairy products are really the best source of calcium for most people.” If you drink a lot of it, it can “paradoxically weaken bones.” Instead of milk, it recommends getting your calcium from leafy green vegetables, broccoli, beans and tofu. For Vitamin D, it says, take a supplement.

There are plenty of replacements for dairy in your food. Instead of milk with your cereal, try oat milk, vanilla rice milk or vanilla soy milk, all of which add a touch of sweetness. Instead of milk in your favorite recipes, use soy milk, which stands up well to the heating involved in much cooking. Non-dairy creamers are available. There are even substitutes for yogurt, cream cheese, ice cream and other staples of the American diet. My favorite butter alternative is called Earth Balance, which acts just like the dairy version. For more ideas, visit Eating With Food Allergies or Dairy Free Cooking.

Check out this infographic for more information:

 

Infographic courtesy of LearnStuff.com

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433 comments

Yvonne T
Yvonne T4 months ago

very interesting. thank you

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Lesa D
Past Member about a year ago

thank you Piper...

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven1 years ago

thanks

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven1 years ago

thanks

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven1 years ago

thanks

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Jerome S
Jerome S1 years ago

thanks for sharing

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Jerome S
Jerome S1 years ago

thanks for sharing

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven2 years ago

thanks for sharing.

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m m.
m G4 years ago

Good graphic and quit milk a while ago, best decision lately

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Connie O.
Connie O6 years ago

coming from a dairy state, I grew up drinking a lot of milk...eating a lot of dairy products. My bones are still strong ... so I guess I will continue on the way I have been doing for many years.

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