Why You Should Stop Drinking Milk

It’s touted as being healthy and an essential part of our diets, but is milk really as healthy as we’ve told? Read on to find out why you should stop drinking milk.
Why You Should Stop Drinking Milk

Since I was a baby, I’ve had problems drinking milk that comes from an animal. I get a rash, which is an allergic reaction to all milk. As a result, my mother gave me milk formula as a substitute. It always intrigued me are there people like me who should stop drinking milk and why.

To be honest, I don’t mind the rash, but my lactose intolerance is not good. My stomach suffers every time I drink milk from an animal regardless of the animal. I was immediately hooked when I discovered almond milk. I was finally able to enjoy milk without the side effects!

The side effects I experienced happen for a reason. There are more possible side effects of drinking milk produced by animals. While this article is not intended to scare you, it’s always good to be aware of things that may not be as healthy as we’re led to believe. These are some of the possible side effects associate with the consumption and reasons  to stop drinking f animal milk.

Health concerns

Woman having milk allergy

Many people are lactose intolerant, which means they have difficulty digesting lactose, a type of sugar found in milk. This can cause digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea.

While milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, it is also high in saturated fat, which can contribute to heart disease and other health problems. Some studies have also suggested a possible link between milk consumption and an increased risk of certain cancers, although more research is needed.

Cholesterol levels

Dairy Intolerant Woman refuses to drink milk

A single serving of milk can contain 24 mg of cholesterol, so imagine if you drink a lot of milk. As we know, high cholesterol is not good for the body, and can cause many health problems, such as heart disease and bad blood circulation.

Milk allergies

Milk allergies, most commonly in young children, are cause strong and dangerous reactions. Some of them are vomiting or anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction to an antigen (like a bee sting) to which the body has become hypersensitive.

Lactose intolerance

Cows’ milk contains a sugar called lactose. For most people, this sugar is not easy to digest and this difficulty in digesting it can cause symptoms such as: nausea, cramps, gas, bloating or diarrhea. These symptoms tend to worsen with time.


pretty woman with bellyache because she is intolerance to lactose

Many cows are full of antibiotics. This practice is leading to antibiotic resistant bacteria, which may decrease the effectiveness of antibiotics used on humans. In other words, stop drinking milk when you are taking antibiotics.

Weight gain

Milk has extremely high levels of fat. It has been linked to an increase in weight gain at various ages. Let’s not forget about saturated fat. This fat can increase the risk of other health problems.

A single serving of milk can contain more than 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat. If you drink three servings of milk per day, you will consume 60% of the recommended daily amount—without including other essential foods. Stop drinking milk that much!

Bone loss

Instead of promoting bone health, the animal protein in dairy products can have a calcium leaching effect. Also, drinking milk can weaken the overall strength of your bones, increasing your risk for osteoporosis and other bone disorders.

This is based on recent studies that suggest that milk and cheese can be responsible for the development of osteoporosis since the high amount of proteins found in dairy products cause the calcium to separate from the bones.

It’s always good to know as much as you can about products or foods that you eat or drink. Share this information with your friends and family.

Almond milk is an excellent alternative to animal milk, but there are many other options, too, including: soy, rice, potato, coconut or plantain milk. They all taste much better than dairy milk. To make sure you’re still getting enough calcium, substitute your milk for almonds, mineral water, beans, sardines or fortified cereals.

It’s important to note that if you choose to stop drinking milk, it’s important to find alternative sources of calcium and vitamin D to ensure that you are getting the nutrients your body needs. Some good sources include leafy greens, fortified plant milks, and supplements. It’s also important to speak with a healthcare professional before making any significant dietary changes.

About the author

Dianne M.

Dianne is a DIY frugal minimalist autodidact gypsy girl. She studied Journalism even though she doesn’t like the University. Also hates routines and is not a morning person. Her true passion is dance. Maybe she was a spinning top in another life. And her best advice is never sell yourself short, never. A goal or dream? To be a digital nomad.

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