Milk is a staple of the mammal diet, humans included. However recent studies and debate suggest that drinking milk past childhood is not healthy, and an array of plant-based alternatives have risen in popularity. Is milk healthy?
Yes, milk is healthy.
Milk contains nutrients and can have many health benefits.
Milk is healthy because it contains essential and abundant nutrients.
Milk's nutritional contents make it healthy for consumption.
Animal milk is unhealthy because it decreases bone growth and health
Although popular opinion suggests that milk improves bone health, milk actually contains a protein known as casein, which produces acid when broken down. This acid is believed to be responsible for the breaking down of bones, making them weaker, which can lead to them breaking more easily.
It doesn't matter, we shouldn't drink milk regardless.
Whether it's healthy or not, there are other reasons we shouldn't drink milk.
The production of milk is unethical
Dairy farms often subject cows to inhumane conditions. The production of animal products, such as milk, has many ethically questionable effects such as causing pain to the animals, reducing animal agency or causing damage to the environment . This has caused many to act if the production of such products is inherently unethical.