Harvard Scientist Advises Us Not to Consume This Type of Milk!
Even though vegans think that the while raw, organic milk offers numerous health benefits, it is not the case.
In his research, David Ludwig mentioned that there are in fact countless pieces of research concluding the ill effects of sugar-sweetened beverages. There is a connection between the over-consumption of sugar to diabetes, obesity, inflammatory-related pain etc. Sugar has negative effects on our body and health. Therefore, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the United States Department of Agriculture, and other organizations are recommending not consuming calories from sugary drinks.
The reduced-fat milk is the one calorie-containing beverage they are still promoting. However, the organization recommends drinking 3 cups a day. This is where David Ludwig questions the scientific rationale for such type of recommendation.
“This recommendation to drink 3 cups a day of milk perhaps is the most prevailing advice that the American public received about diet in the last half century. As a result, every year Americans are consuming billions of gallons of milk, presumably under the assumption that their bones would crumble without them,” says David Ludwig.
If the USDA is recommending drinking reduced-fat milk, they are also encouraging the consumption of added sugars. In fact it is a piece of advice that goes against all the research saying not to consume sugar-sweetened beverages or sugar. The idea of consuming low-fat milk or chocolate milk cancels out the whole reasoning for the recommendation in the first place since the dangerous sugars replaced the fats.
“The worst possible situation is reduced-fat chocolate milk: you take out the fat, it’s less tasty. So to get kids to drink 3 cups a day, you get this sugary beverage,” Ludwig says. ”…we can get plenty of calcium from a whole range of foods. On a gram for gram basis, cooked kale has more calcium than milk. Sardines, green leafy vegetables, nuts seeds beans are all great sources of calcium.”
Harvard scientist and researcher David Ludwig certainly has a point in analyzing and criticizing the USDA’s recommendations. But in fact there is much more to the full-fat vs reduced-fat argument for dairy products and milk.
There are a lot of reasons why we should avoid certain fats such as refined polyunsaturated fats and trans-fats in vegetable oils (like soy, corn, sunflower, and canola). The evidence for moderate consumption of saturated fat, which we can find in milk, grass-fed land animals and coconut oil, is coming to the surface. While saturated fat was villainized for decades, one analysis published in 2010 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition made a conclusion that “there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is connected to an increased risk of [cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease].”
Further, there are numerous benefits if we drink full-fat dairy products. In it’s most pure state (organic, raw, and coming from grass-fed cows), research found to:
- control diabetes,
- potentially promote heart health,
- aid in vitamin absorption,
- aid in weight loss
- lower bowel cancer risk.
But while pure dairy could promote your health, conventional dairy may prove damaging.
Please educate yourself before you consume more conventional dairy product. You’d be surprised that there could be antibiotics, 20+ painkillers and much more in your milk.