Essay on A Healthy Choice Of Milk

1027 Words Jan 12th, 2015 5 Pages
A Truly Healthy Option
Imagine this--cardio vascular disease, prostate cancer, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and weight gain. Sounds like a medical horror movie? What if I were to tell you that every time you open your refrigerator door and reach for the condensed handle of your milk carton that you were unknowingly putting yourself at risk for everyone of these mentioned above and more? That’s right ,milk is not the nutritious health booster it once was perceived to be. Newer scientific research is surfacing some of the detrimental health effects associated with increased milk consumption. Look around you milk is everywhere. Ranging from whole milk, skim milk, 2% milk, 1% milk, chocolate milk, cheese, yogurt, milk powder and more. Currently, milk stands in 1st place among the beverages served in schools, restaurants, and at home. Continuously outranking fruit juices, sodas, and energy drinks in terms of ‘healthiness’. Milk is even heavily advertised as one of the best drinks in the beverage industry in terms of ‘health’, like the well known “Got Milk?” campaign. Though, undeniably, milk has got some health benefits associated with its consumption, I urge for the reduced presence of milk and milk products in the American diet and increased presence of other foods that deliver the same nutrients with more potential.
Milk is not simply a drink. It in fact is a flowing form of history dating back thousands of years. Our ancestors raised and domesticated cows for milk, food,…

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