Friday, September 23, 2005

Udder madness

Do you drink milk? I used to drink milk. I used to love milk, ice cold, for any occasion. I drank a glass or two in the morning and as a refreshing quaff throughout the day. You get a kind of pudginess when you guzzle gallons of white lactose paint, so I switched to non-fat. And why not? Current wisdom dictated that milk was good for mind and body, savior of bones, an all American staple.

Then I read this book called Fit for Life which was really a book about food combining/separating to aid in digestion and promote healthy dietary habits. One of the things that struck me in the book was the assertion that milk was for babies and kids, that adults are not designed for milk intake. This made logical sense to me (I also used to be married to logic) since I couldn't see any other adult mammals sucking off the tits of lactating members of their species. Adults MAKE milk, for BABIES to consume. And with that, I stopped drinking milk. It was tough at first, but it's been so long now, I can't even fathom consuming a glass today.

But oh, do they try to sell us on it. The udder squeezers are spending gobs of money to keep you on a baby's diet. A cow baby's diet to be more precise. Are you a baby cow? No, you're an adult human. Doesn't it seem a little whacko? You're drinking what a calf drinks, sucking from the teat of its mother.

And I hate to break it to you, but if you throw some sugar in and freeze it, you've got ice cream. This is where I run into trouble too, I still can't resist an ice cream now and then. Even though my stomach always reminds me that it's not wired for that now.

Pay no attention to those clever and hip milk advertisements. Their goal is to sell the baby cow diet on you, don't get sucked in! (yuk yuk yuk)

12 comments:

Christian said...

I once had breakfast at a Village Inn Pancake house with Arnold Schwarzeneggar (this was back in the 80s) and he exclaimed the exact same thing: milk is for babies. We are not, as mammals, meant to drink milk beyond infancy. No, we are meant to drink things like Jaegermeister and beer, and other delicious and nutritious stuff!

_Psycho said...

Haha, funny post today. I don't drink much milk either, it's rare, I used to drink a lots of that at home. But I still enjoy milk, with cake or some special stuff. It's always good.

Even if they try to sell us the product, I don't think its bad for our health, so it doesn't matter =P

t said...

Same here.
I still drink milk, although it's 1%, not whole milk. I still like the taste and it's mostly water anyway.
I never heard of any studies where drinking milk as an adult was bad for you.
Unlike alchohol - one glass of red wine a day being the exception - which can bring about a multitude of problems.

The Wisdom of Wislon said...

I drink skimmed milk, mainly for cereals in the morning and tea-sure you really wanted to know that.

MMmmmmmm Baileys ice cream!!!

St. Dickeybird said...

I think you're right. That's why most people become lactose intollerant in their late teens.
Myself included. blech.

epicurist said...

Thank god I'm lactose intolerant. Beside milk kinda smells funny.

MJ said...

Actually...

Raw milk is the way to go. Pasteurized milk is not good for you and not compatable with the system. But raw milk is awesome. It tastes so much better, and even if you're lactose intolerant you'll probably be just fine.

Look it up on the Internet! Here's an example: http://www.mercola.com/2004/apr/24/raw_milk.htm

Mike said...

Milk does our bodies good!

Rebekah said...

I like milk.

Maybe I just don't want to grow up?

tornwordo said...

I'm amused by the diversity of responses to this one. Apparently, if you like drinking milk, you don't agree, and if you don't, you do.

I went for the raw milk for awhile. I agree it's better. It's still for babies.

Does a body good? Gee, who told you that? An advertisement perhaps?

anabel said...

You know how they say milk is loaded with calcium? It is but the protein content in milk blocks it's absortion so you don't get any calcium anyway. At least that's what I've heard.

If this is true, does this make the milk board liars?

To cast my vote: I don't like milk but eat cheese and ice cream occasionally.

Lyvvie said...

It was the very same book that sent me screaming to Soymilk. Have never looked back, and the family are much happier as I no longer fart all day/night long.

Milk is evil.