The Skinny on Milk
They say the gods live in a land of milk and honey. But what kind of milk? We are the only species that drinks the milk of other species. Milk is defined as "a fluid secreted by the mammary glands of females for the nourishment of their young." So cow's milk is an excellent food for the growth of bones… in calves, not humans.
Casein, the protein found in milk, is extremely hard for most people to digest. In fact, the white, chalky, paste-like material is used as a major ingredient in making Elmer’s Glue. Casein is also very acidic and to neutralize the amount of acid produced by drinking milk, the body actually draws calcium away from its own bones to restore pH balance. So the truth is cow's milk actually makes your bones weaker! So let Bossie off the hook and enjoy almond, rice, or soy milk. Your bones will thank you!
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