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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.

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

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

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Monty Newhook
23 Minutes ago

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

Christina M. Bornefeld
33 Minutes 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.

Karl Nitsch
41 Minutes ago

Check out notmilk.com

Marie Francis
43 Minutes 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!

Landon Landon
1 Hours ago

Man, I am convinced! Where is nearest ______ to buy some GMO Soy Milk or GMO Rice Milk? The pesticide Almond Milk makes a great way to lower bee populations. http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/hipsters-almond-milk-obsession-is-ruining-the-environment-in-california/story-fneuz92c-1227046073900

Sally Naveh
2 Hours ago

And I used to guzzle it like there was no tomorrow..!

Mark Savill
2 Hours ago

This is spouting the same garbage as last time. Victory is yours! Unfollowed.

Julie Byfield Pearson
3 Hours ago

I agree with the nutritional benefits of non-dairy products; however, the diseases that are mentioned are multi-factoral. For example MS is more linked to a lack of Vitamin D than consuming cow's milk. Schizophrenia is genetic disorder. Please site your sources when using these scare tactics. I totally agree with a plant based diet, but agree with lack of citation.

Steven John Styles
4 Hours ago

that's bullshit .cows milk comes from grass .grass comes from the ground .that's as green as you can get .we drank milk straight from the cow as children ,separated our own milk .made our own butter .is suppose april and connie you think milk comes out of a milk carton .a tipical comment from a city person who would not know any different .

Tracy Jo
4 Hours ago



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