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Aside from hearing that cow’s milk helps bones grow strong, what else do you “know” about it? In the USA, we grow up hearing all about the benefits of dairy milk. We are told we need to drink it to be healthy. But, do we really? Are there any cold, hard facts about milk that contradict this health claim? There certainly are! Here are ten fascinating facts about cow’s milk.

1. Dairy has been linked to a host of health problems!

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's MilkPCRM/Wikimedia/Wikimedia

2. High dairy consumption means a higher rate of osteoporosis.

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's MilkThe Journal of Nutrition/elizalO/Flickr

3. Despite the happy imagery we often see of cows in the grass, dairy farms pollute the Earth.

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's MilkFAO/Wikipedia

4. “Dairy Farms?” Or maybe we can call them slaughter houses?

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's MilkUSDA/Wikimedia Commons

5. The amount of lactose intolerant people is more numerous than you think!

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's MilkPCRM/Wikimedia Commons

6. Sorry cows – soybeans are far superior to your milk. 

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's MilkHarvard/Wikimedia Commons

7. Got plants?

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's MilkOne Green Planet/Wikimedia Commons

8. It’s strange when you really stop to think about it, right?

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's MilkOne Green Planet/Chris Booth/ Flickr

9. Would you like some pus with that glass of milk? 

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's MilkHeise Health Clinic/Wikimedia Commons

10. Movin’ on over to the green side!  

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's MilkWall Street Journal/Wikimedia Commons

 Now that you’ve read the facts, click here for dozens of brands of plant-based milks and hundreds of options to choose from. You’re bound to find one to meet your individual tastes and nutritional needs! Then, check out these fantastic nut milk recipes.

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Quoting unproven hearsay as facts to fit your own agenda causes cancer and kills kittens. That statement has as much scientific weight as any of your "Fascinating Facts". So maybe you should reconsider what tripe you post. If not for the sake of intelligence, then for the kittens.


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This is ridiculous! It says no other adult animal drinks milk - well tell that to my cat!! And it says no other adult animal drinks the milk of another animal - again - tell that to my cat! And if other animals don\'t do this then we shouldn\'t either. Well other animals don\'t drive cars or launch rockets in space - I guess we shouldn\'t be doing any of those things either! Since when has our standard of doing things become what other animals do!! Just cause it comes out of your mouth doesn\'t mean it\'s true!


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I love to read articles about ways to go green and alternative consumption but this article (and I assume many others) is so blatantly biased that it is unbelievable. If you are going to claim that dairy consumption causes osteoporosis, you\'d better be ready to explain because people come here for a quick read and it is unfair to throw huge statements like that without explanation. These sites should be to further understanding, not scare people or guide them to your lifestyle through misinformation.


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