The Intolerance Of Milk Essay: Why Is Milk Unhealthy?

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In debates of the healthiness of milk, I believe that milk is unhealthy because it contains several ingredients that can be bad for your body’s health, it can cause certain diseases, and the intolerance of milk is common in many people. Many people drink milk without thinking about the things milk does to the body. Despite what critics think about milk, it should be known to people the harm milk has and not just the benefits of milk. Milk should be considered unhealthy because although it has some good vitamins and minerals, a source, Michael Hammers, from Peta.com states that “a single serving of whole milk can contain more than 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of saturated fat.” By considering milk unhealthy, it allows people to understand how a high…show more content…
According to Alice, from goaskalice.columbia.edu, lactose intolerance is when the body “lacks the enzyme to digest lactose”, and the small intestine of the body doesn’t process and absorb the lactose, but instead passes it down to the colon. When a person that is lactose intolerant drinks milk, the body body can’t digest it so, it causes bloating, gas, and diarrhea. Another source, from kqed.org, tells us that “75% of the world’s adult population is intolerant to lactose.” This large amount of people who cannot digest lactose would believe that milk is unhealthy for them. This is because the bacteria in your colon interact with the undigested lactose and causes the symptoms of lactose intolerance. Also according to Alice, from goaskalice.columbia.edu, she states that “lactose found in milk facilitate calcium absorption.” However, if the lactose cannot be digested, it cannot facilitate any calcium absorption. Undigested lactose can be harmful to a person that is lactose intolerant because it can cause certain symptoms, disturb the absorption of calcium, and cause

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