Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Milk - Good Or Bad For Your Health?

Health Food Junk Food

So you think that milk is good for your body? If yes then
you really need to read this article in its entirety. Far
too many people believe this, and I cannot blame anybody
for this because the dairy industry is responsible for spreading
this falsehood. They claim that milk will help strengthen
your bones because of the presence of calcium in it.
They also claim that milk will give you such an energy boost
that you will feel like a superman. Obviously, they want you
to believe this way so that they can cash in on your gullibility.
However, just as some other myths are doing the rounds of the weight
loss industry, this is also a myth.

Surprisingly, the milk you purchase from your local store
is not pure milk:
it has been processed with the help of
pasteurization, meaning that it has been boiled at a
temperature of 160 centigrade and then cooled down. Milk is
pasteurized in order to kill any and all the germs present
in the raw milk. On the flip side, pasteurization not only
kills the germs, but also the beneficial nutrients present
in it. Enzymes such as lipase and phosphates can be very
beneficial to your body, but you won't enjoy its benefit in
the pasteurized milk that you purchase from your local shop.

That is not however the end of the story. Pasteurization
also kills antibodies such as immunoglobulin that is present
in raw milk. Immunoglobulin protects your body against
various diseases. In my opinion, milk does not benefit you,
at least not the one that comes in sealed packets.

After pasteurization is completed, the milk is homogenized
to maintain the cream at the bottom. Once this process is
done, several synthetic vitamins are added to it in order to
make it 'nutritious'. However, remember that synthetic
vitamins are not and can never be substitutes for natural
vitamins. They are man-made chemicals and will do more
harm than good.

Milk causes weight gain: Contrary to what you have been
told, milk will actually make you fatter instead of
losing weight. If you are in the habit of drinking milk
frequently, it is not shocking that you have become
overweight. As you drink more and more milk, you will gain
more and more weight.

Milk causes a host of other diseases: Besides weight
gain, there are a lot of harmful side effects of drinking
milk, such as arthritis, constipation, skin allergies,
cancer, acne, etc.

Do you still want to drink milk? I hope not.
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