Will milk help you lose weight? Recent claims by the dairy industry would produce it appear so. Magazine articles persistently proclaim “Milk: The Weight Loss Miracle Drink” and superstars pose for advertising with the famous milk mustache include Glenn Close, Mariska Hargitay and Sheryl Crow. The most recent campaign poses a fantastic image of Brooke Shields, dressed all in black, suggesting that her unbelievably skinny body is a consequence of of eating milk and dairy products.
The evidence suggests otherwise. The reputable scientific magazine, Nutrition Reviews, evaluated 49 analyses of the weight-milk connection. Their conclusions:
* Two analyses showed that milk products and dairy consumption was linked with weight GAIN
* 41 studies indicated no effect on weight from drinking milk
* The last six of the research papers established a correlation between dairy weight and loss … but they were financed by the dairy industry.
Of even greater concern is the deeper consideration of whether milk and dairy products are wholesome to the human body. Here are some serious facts about America’s love affair with milk.
The romantic picture of a fulfilled cow grazing in the pasture isn’t a true picture of today’s giant agri-business dairy farms. Instead, the cows receive a steady diet of grains, mostly soy beans, rather than grass. This results in about three times greater production than cows once provided. This means that cows are no longer robust and cannot survive without antibiotics on a constant basis. These antibiotics, naturally, are in their milk and a steady diet of antibiotics doesn’t contribute to either our wellness or our weight.
The liter jug of milk that you pick up at the grocery has been heated to a temperature of 160 degrees centigrade and then cooled down. This high heat destroys all the enzymes in milk – the enzymes needed for digestion. Guess where this undigested food and drink is stored? As fat on your body!
Every member of the dairy family includes lactose, which is a very concentrated sugar. Sugar + too much fat … Need we say more?
This large amount of lactose sugar is a delicious buffet to all microforms, mycotoxins, parasites and other nasties that thrive in our guts, prevent us us from proper digestion and steal the vitamins and minerals that ought to be applied for dazzling health.
Milk – and all animal foods – are extremely acidic. As a result, we have an acidic internal environment, and the way the body protects its organs from this acid-bath is by covering each invaluable organ with fat. In fact, Dr. Robert Young emphatically states that our fat is literally saving our lives! The answer, obviously, is to remove the toxins from our bodies so that our body will reduce the fat.
This problem is intensified when we scarf down “dairy products”, instead of ‘just’ drinking milk, because it takes 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of hard cheese, 12 pounds of milk to make one pound of ice cream and 21 pounds of milk to manufacture one pound of butter. If milk is acidic, contemplate the poisonous result of even more concentrated acids!
Did you know that cows’ milk contains the blood and pus of these poor animals.. Enough said about this gross subject.
The Dairy Association recommendations are 24:24, by which they mean three glasses, or 24 ounces of milk each and every day. That’s 300 calories that could be “spent” in other ways.
The belief that milk is good for getting rid of the poundage is only propaganda. Cow’s milk is marvelous – for baby cows. It won’t help you in losing weight and it’s definitely not good for the human body.