Cow’s milk and its derivatives are currently one of the most consumed foods in the world; all the properties, delicious flavour, and content of vitamins and minerals that cow’s milk provides your body with have been valued for centuries, especially calcium. However, recent studies have questioned the supposed benefits of cow’s milk a lot, because in contrast to what was thought, excessive consumption of cow’s milk may worsen your health and cause different diseases.

Constipation

Lactose intolerance is related to constipation in children and mature adults. Eliminating this product from your diet and increasing your consumption of fruits, vegetables, and fiber is an effective solution to this problem.

Cataracts

Studies showed that people who drink more cow’s milk and its derivatives have more cataracts compared to those who avoid those products. This problem is related to lactose and galactose, which mainly affects female population.

Allergic Reactions

Allergies to the proteins in cow’s milk have been defined as a defense mechanism in the immune system. Studies have shown that the allergic reaction can be immediate, in other words, can occur in less than 45 minutes, after a few hours, or after a few days.

Some other diseases include :

  • Fistulas or anal fissures
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Lymphomas
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Sleep disorders
  • Peptic ulcers

Although the artificial growth techniques have given a lot of economic benefits to dairy and meat industries, the truth is that this change from what’s natural has consequences that are affecting consumers because the milk is affected by how the animal is raised, antibiotics, hormones, diet, etc. As a consequence, it can cause different health issues over the years.

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