Around 99% of the the food comes from the plants and rest 1 % comes from both dairy and animal sources. I wonder why people have drifted more towards this one percent of food choice which has no nutritional value. The reason for it could be rather has to be is that plant foods are natural, they have their own taste and people often believe they are tasteless and can’t make enough dishes with them while on the other hand animal and dairy products are man-made and our food industry has made them taste so good only after addition of loads of salt, sugar and different flavours. It is very sad, that people consume dairy products guiltlessly thinking it will make their bones unbreakable, will aid in weight loss and also keep their skin like a baby. People are unaware of the fact that it is the major contributor of more than one billion of death annually due to overnutrition which leads to obesity, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes and arthritis.
Dairy products are addictive
Don’t you always feel like having an extra serving of cheese, ice cream, yogurt and milkshakes? Have you ever heard people asking for an extra serving of steamed broccoli?? The reason for it being is that milk products are addictive. They are loaded with sugar and salt. Our tongue has both sweet and sour receptor, so when we consume these foods, our receptors are activated and give us the feeling of pleasure. Imagine if someone gives you a piece of saltless cheese cube? Would you ever eat that block? No, never right? Nutralite butter are saltless, how many household use Nutralite butter??? May be out of 100 people only 1 person would be using that and rest all are using amul butter as they taste better because of the salt.
Dairy products increases growth hormones
Milk increases the levels of insulin like growth factor - 1. Dairy industry claims that increases in IGF-1 is required for building bones but they have not disclosed the fact that increase in IGF-1 hormone is associated with cancer and aging. IGF-1 is one of the most potent promoter of cancer. Dairy products increase estrogen Yes, estrogen does prevents osteoporosis but only if it is found in moderate levels. Dairy products have around 60-70% of the estrogen in them, thus they increase the estrogen level in our body greatly. Excess estrogen is associated with breast, uterus and prostate cancer and also leads to osteoporosis. Dairy products leads to digestive problems Dairy products are associated with flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, cramps as majority of the people are lactose intolerant.
Dairy products leads to obesity
Childhood obesity is very common and is solely attributed to dairy products as children consume at least 2 to 3 serving of milk everyday. Even in adults, it leads to weight gain as milk contains lots of saturated fats, cholesterol, sugar and calories.
Take home message