The Indian milk legacy
India is the largest producer of the milk in the world. It has around 75 million small dairy farms. Since 1970, the sale or consumption of dairy products has been doubled. Despite the fact that people are lactose intolerant, they have been consuming dairy products at their maximum. One glass of milk contains around 135 million pus cells. The white color of the milk is attributed due to this pus cell. Milk also contains somatic cells and number of somatic cells reflects the level of infection and inflammation caused due to the infection in the mammary glands of the female dairy animals.
Why would it be hard for one to leave dairy products?
Milk and its products have become an integral part of an Indian diet. Milk products like curd, ghee, buttermilk, ice cream, butter and paneer are being extensively used throughout the country. India is known for its sweets, and 99% of the sweets made in India uses milk and ghee. The first thing in the morning which people of north usually consume is tea while that of south is coffee. Youth of today being fascinated with American style easy to go breakfast have started consuming milk with cornflakes or a bowl of granola with yogurt or a glass of milkshake. People especially children and teenagers can’t survive without cheese. They have this tendency of putting cheese in everything they eat.
What are the health complications associated with dairy products?
Dairy products are associated with child onset type 1 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, obesity, constipation, sinus congestion, ear infections, asthma, leaky gut syndrome, arthritis and joint pain, cancer and all kinds of skin problems like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes;
Why dairy products are associated with so many health complications?
Milk and its products contains numerous substances which are harmful for our body. They contain milk protein like casein which causes cancer. It is contaminated with bacteria like salmonella, E.coli 01573, listeria, staphylococci and many more which causes digestive disturbances and imbalances the gut flora. It also contains contaminants like toxins, pesticides, feces, dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls which promotes diseases in our body. It contains artificial hormones like bovine growth hormone which increases the production of insulin like growth hormone, which is directly linked with cancer and insulin resistance. It also contains traces of antibiotics used to treat infected animals. It also contains morphine which is responsible for addiction.
Milk and its products should not be a part of our diet as they do no good to us; rather they are harmful for our body. There is no need for us to consume milk of other mammals. No other species drink milk of any other specie. One can drink milk coming from plant based nutrition dense diet in the form of almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk or rice milk.
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