Personal Trainer Denver CO – More on Milk
Rosa had this comment in response to my post titled, What type of milk should I drink?:
“I’m 100% confused , because I thought that the milk is healthy for the lungs, for preventing osteoporosis, and for preventing colon cancer. I want to know what type of milk is healthy…”
I can appreciate confusion in this matter as there is so much conflicting information out there. I don’t know any direct benefits of milk for the lungs, but I do know that cow’s milk causes excessive amounts of mucus to form which can causes problems for the lungs.
If you want to do something to prevent osteoporosis, exercise, including resistance training into your routine. This can increase bone density by 5%. It’s a common assumption that you need the calcium that milk provides. Cow’s milk has too much of it. You can get plenty of calcium from vegetables. Broccoli is a great source and I eat lots of it raw.
If you want to prevent colon cancer, eat plenty of fiber and increase glutathione levels.
Here’s an article that elaborates on a couple of these points and more: http://www.nealhendrickson.com
I’m really not some kind of cow’s milk Nazi. I somewhat recently stopped drinking it myself after finally weighing the pros and cons. After researching it, I find that the only real pro was that I really enjoyed drinking it.