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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 Milk PCRM/Wikimedia/Wikimedia

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

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's Milk The 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 Milk FAO/Wikipedia

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

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's Milk USDA/Wikimedia Commons

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

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's Milk PCRM/Wikimedia Commons

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

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's Milk Harvard/Wikimedia Commons

7. Got plants?

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

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

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

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

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

10. Movin’ on over to the green side!  

10 Fascinating Facts About Cow's Milk Wall 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.

This content provided above is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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482 comments on “10 Fascinating Facts About Cow’s Milk”

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zoi
6 Hours ago

Again, what this article is describing is milk from large scale dariy enterprise. They fail to mention the fact that the dairy industry pumps these cows full of hormones and antibiotics and chemicals that cause such things as lactose intolerance, cancer, and a host of other disorders. Milk, from a cow raised organically, is extremely healthy. Also they whol thing about soy is bogus. If you completely ignore the fact that soy is the second largest GMO crop in the world (which means you probably don\'t want to eat it to begin with), the body regesters soy is being similar to estrogen which can cause a lot of hormonal problems. especially in children, men and post-menoposal women.


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zoi
6 Hours ago

Again, what this article is describing is milk from large scale dariy enterprise. They fail to mention the fact that the dairy industry pumps these cows full of hormones and antibiotics and chemicals that cause such things as lactose intolerance, cancer, and a host of other disorders. Milk, from a cow raised organically, is extremely healthy. Also they whol thing about soy is bogus. If you completely ignore the fact that soy is the second largest GMO crop in the world (which means you probably don\'t want to eat it to begin with), the body regesters soy is being similar to estrogen which can cause a lot of hormonal problems. especially in children, men and post-menoposal women.


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Ann Lynette Mayo
1 Days ago

It's to sad to imagine. Mother cows love their babies, they lick & nurture them, then after a few days they babies are taken away, put in isolation to be fattened up for veal. PLEASE THINK WHEN YOU EAT VEAL? I think its Italian foods & German food that uses a lot of it. GIVE IT UP, STOP THIS BABY TORTURE. The mother's cry like human mothers when their babies are taken, it really make me cry to see this.


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Catherine Campbell
1 Days ago

This is totally irresponsible and without any scientific merit! Citations from Wikimedia and Flikr! Honestly! If you don't want to drink milk, don't drink milk, but don't make up all this crap to scare people!


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Christopher Hedding
1 Days ago

Oh please I was healthier on raw unpasteurized cows milk than I am now


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Avril Richer
2 Days ago

Or bookmarked for death?.....


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Monty Newhook
2 Days ago

I gave up Dairy (Replaced with Almond/CocoNut/Soy Milks) and Aches have disAppeared.


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Christina M. Bornefeld
2 Days ago

Excuse me but I call bull. My entire family makes it mandatory to drink milk since it IS healthy for you and guess what, we are as strong as oxen, none of us have broken any bones, and are healthy until the day we die. Maybe we're the exception but I'm guessing not. At least 4 generations can't be THAT lucky. It could all depend on genes too. Guess I'm just blessed. I'll keep drinking my cow's milk, thanks. Unfollowing.


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Karl Nitsch
2 Days ago

Check out notmilk.com


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Marie Francis
2 Days ago

fresh, raw milk from an organically raised cow, does not impact the lactose intolerant! wonder why? because it is all the crap that goes into the cow and processing of the milk that causes all the health issues!


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