5/4/2010 6:13:12 PM
I believe that cow's milk is for baby cows. It took me years to realize that I was having stomach discomfort after drinking milk. Milk was "supposed to do the body good". (NO!!!!) Reports published from scientific studies indicate that 70% of African-Americans are lactose intolerant. BUT, there are also other reasons that one might want to avoid dairy products. From Robert Cohen of www.NotMilk.com:
Americans continue to eat increased amounts
of concentrated dairy products containing
enormous amounts of saturated animal fat.
During 1969, the average American drank 229 pounds of whole
milk. By 1999, the average American was drinking just 69
pounds of whole milk per year. Whole milk contains 2.079
grams of saturated animal fat per 100 gram portion.
In 1969, the average American ate ten pounds of cheese.
By 1999, the average American was eating thirty pounds
of cheese per year. (Ten pounds of milk are required
to make one pound of hard cheese.) Wisconsin's cheddar
cheese contains 21.09 grams of saturated animal fat per
100 gram portion. In 2010, the average American will
eat 34 pounds of cheese.
A 2 pound glob of saturated fat multiplied by ten years
of a child's life is equal to 20 pounds. By the time a
child of the 21st century turns 30, he or she will have
eaten 60 pounds more saturated fat than a child of the 60s.
Got liposuction? Got obesity epidemics?
Got heart disease and strokes?