i knew if i looked through the notes i would find someone debunking it, but yeah. the way this site’s set up makes it way too easy for false info to go viral like that :/
This is a fantastic infographic!
The disadvantage of drinking cow milkThings to be careful about! I’d definitely recommend plant milks…
Glad I have never, ever liked milk ever in my entire life.
I wish I still had a link the breakdown of me explaining why almost all the statements made in this info graphic are irrelevant, unsubstantiated, inaccurate or flat out wrong.
It saddens me to see
50,000 people believe this bullshit
Reblogging for that comment
1. Of course there are less pounds of consumption of vegetables than dairy. Vegetables typically weigh less. Milk is mostly a liquid, the volume of food you have to consume to get nutritional sustenance from milk is much more than from vegetables.
2. Drinking milk isn’t natural? Neither is sitting on your computer making infographics, but it is what it is. Something being natural is neither a bad nor a good thing.
3. I didn’t see any source at the bottom to support their claim that milk is the number one /cause/ of food allergies.
4. A whopping 33% of Americans are lactose intolerant? Cool, so 66% aren’t and will have no problem consuming milk. Also, lactose intolerance, as far as I’m aware, is simply a deficiency in a food enzyme, lactase. So a person who has enough lactase in their body has no reason to be wary of milk just because other people don’t.
It’s like a person who is strong and can lift a lot of weight being wary of something that’s a very light weight to them, even though it might strain someone else’s back to pick it up. It just doesn’t make sense.
5. Cows on growth hormones? Say what you want about the morality of injecting animals that have no ability to be willing participants with hormones.
Whether that has an effect on what goes into your body? Highly doubtful. Growth hormone can not survive the ingestion process.
Being a bodybuilder, who knows a lot of people who bodybuild, I’m very familiar with the ins and outs of how people take drugs.
There is a reason that no bodybuilders out there take growth hormone orally instead of injecting it, and that’s because taking growth hormone through your mouth will have no effect on your body. It won’t do anything. It can’t make it past your digestive enzymes, the liver, and everything else to get into your bloodstream and do its job.
Growth hormone also does not work chronically, it works acutely. So for any effect, it has to happen in big spikes, and has to happen consistently over very long periods of time for people to see an effect from it.
Also, growth hormone is an extremely vital hormone, is very hard to overdose and does mostly great things for your body, like improve bone and joint integrity and boost metabolism.
So long story short, the trace amounts of growth hormone that may or may not be in your milk, would play no role whatsoever in your long term health.
The same goes for IGF-1.
Men are also more likely to develop prostate cancer because they are simply growing. There is a similar link to people who consume more protein. The same way the rest of your body feeds off of certain foods to grow, a cancerous cell that is already present will do the same. So if that is your concern you should swear off all meat, nuts, and any other high protein foods as well.
6. Ounce for ounce, milk does have a similar calorie content to a soda.
But while a soda is 40g of sugar, with no nutritional value except immediate energy to burn, milk contains protein, which is in a combination that is one of the most optimal combinations for muscle protein synthesis. It has certain types of fat in it that are important for healthy hormone function, and it also has tons of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals that are great for your health.
Of all the points, this one is probably the cheapest stab at milk.
7. If you look at entire countries and try and link their consumption of one thing to their health issues, your examination is a wash. There are all kinds of different variables that can go into it, and just because milk is somewhere in the equation literally means nothing.
It’s like noticing the fact that ice cream sales and murders are both up in the summer in the U.S., and then saying that the United States high ice cream consumption is causing more people to be murderers.
8. I would like to see that tidbit about women who upped their lactose intake to the equivalent of 1 cup of milk per day gained a 13% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Alas, I couldn’t find the study in their resources.
omg i’m so proud
hi tumblr, good morning/afternoon/whatever, if you are so inclined please send me a funny story from your childhood! i want to hear about how ridiculous we all were as kids
going into a boss battle completely unprepared because you didnt realize it was coming