|A Pace Odyssey||
Humans have been drinking milk for thousands of years. According to healthline, “[Milk] provides 18 out of 22 essential nutrients. It contains more calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and protein per calorie than any other food in a typical diet.” Milk improves bone and teeth development due to its richness in calcium. The potassium in milk “can enhance vasodilation and reduce blood pressure.
Other researchers, however, find that cow’s milk cause problems in humans, like acne, an increase in allergies, development of arthritis, certain cancers, male reproductive parts, and a risk of early puberty in girls. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) claims that, "Dairy products--including cheese, ice cream, milk, butter, and yogurt--contribute significant amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat to the diet," which is linked to prostate and breast cancers.
Should we continue to drink milk? Do its benefits outweigh its costs? How much milk do you drink each day? Is it good for you? Is it possible to drink too much milk?