There’s been a lot of research going on for years pointing to meat consumption as a factor in the evolution of various diseases. But we forget to focus on the milk itself and the problems associated with its consumption. There is a multitude of research on the harmfulness of dairy products. The most famous is the China-Cornell-Oxford Project funded by Cornell University and Oxford University. It was conducted for over 20 years in several regions of China and analysed the link between diet and the development of various diseases.
This research is known for its «popularization», released in the form of a book called China Study and known in France as Campbell Report. In short, I would like to take you straight to the conclusion, which is also supported by a multitude of doctors, researchers and spokespeople of veganism: only a vegan diet, based on non-industrial food can optimize our chances of living a healthy life.
Milk and the development of diseases
Campbell’s China Study proves that casein (the milk protein) nourishes the cells of most cancers at all its stages (from onset to metastases). Thus, the more casein is consumed, the more cancer cells are likely to develop and multiply.
After the publication of the Campbell Report there were many critical voices that tried to demonstrate the errors of this research and the misinterpretation of the data. This is not surprising: a study that condemns a huge branch of the food industry cannot go unnoticed. The question is: can we really stop drinking milk – and eat dairy products? Is there no risk of calcium deficiency and the development of osteoporosis? /
Not only does it prove that there is no risk of this, but, in addition, stopping milk intake protects against many other diseases – from acne through allergies to cardiovascular disease and even diabetes.
Milk does not protect our bones
Campbell’s study is not the only one to condemn milk. There is, among others, a study published in the British Medical Journal where Swedish researchers followed 100,000 people for periods ranging from 20 to 30 years. The results are more than shocking: people who were consuming more than one glass of milk a day had a greater mortality due to heart disease and cancers.
In addition, women who drink milk are at higher risk of hip fractures. This is also shown in a study called “The Harvard Nurses Health Study”, which began in 1989 and followed more than 75,000 women for 12 years. The results are stunning: milk intake does not prevent bone fractures
And what about milk as a source of calcium?
Okay, but what do we do with informations that we’ve heard since the dawn of time? You have to eat 3 dairy products a day… because milk is a source of calcium and strengthens the bones. I reassure you right away: we find calcium in plant products and vegetable calcium is of better quality for our body (we absorb it more easily) than that of animal origin.
n fact… nobody explains to us that animal calcium is difficult to assimilate by the human body. Finally, it turns out that animal proteins (one of the components of milk) cause calcium loss by urinary tract, which means that we can assimilate only 30% of calcium coming from milk.
Voici une liste des sources végétales de calcium :
- Algue wakamé : 1300 mg / 100 g
- Chia seedsss : 631 / 100 g
- Tofu : 350 mg / 100 g
- flexseeds : 255 mg / 100 g
- Parsley : 250 mg / 100 g
- Almonds : 250 mg / 100 g
- Spinach : 168 mg / 100 g
- Dried fig : 160 g/100 g
- Soya flour : 154 mg / 100 g
- Kalé : 135 mg / 100 g
- Cocoa : 128 mg / 100 g
- Pistachios : 100 mg/100g
- Chocolat : 105 mg / 100 g
- Broccoli : 76 mg / 100 g
- Dates: 80 mg/ 100 g
- Grean beans : 60 mg / 100 g
- Orange : 52 mg / 100 g
- Tap water : 4mg/ 1 l
Can we rase kids without dairy products?
The recommended dietary intake is 900 mg per day in an adult consuming a western diet. On the other hand, according to the WHO, people with a much more vegetarian diet, sports and enjoying the sun have a lower calcium requirement, up to 500 mg/ per day.
We can even raise our children without milk. From the first year it is possible to give children almond milk and vegetables containing calcium. Attention: do not forget to consult a nutritionist (not a dietician… the nutritionist is a doctor) to prepare a balanced meal plan to accompany you in the various stages of your child’s growth).
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