In the nineties, most of us knew that the unreported fact is that milk is required for good health, especially for kids who were growing up. Parents told children that they needed to drink lots of milk in order to grow healthy and strong. There have been several other facts or popular beliefs that have emerged since, especially the concept of organic milk and the dangers of antibiotics and growth hormones found in cow’s milk. Indeed, even the kind of protein and the breed of cows which results in different milk categories have hence been discovered and discussed in social circles. Hence, one today approaches the aisle of a department store where milk is kept with a lot of trepidation. Indeed, it is probably a requirement that consumers are aware of how cows are bred and what is found in the milk that we get from them.


Today, even if one purchases milk cartons that advertise organic milk, these might not contain harmful synthetic hormones that are often injected into the animals, but most animals are injected sex hormones to keep them pregnant as well as lactating most of the time. Hence, there are progesterone and estrogen to be found in high amount in most milk products. Drinking milk has since been linked to the development of man boobs, decrease in testosterone levels and prostate cancer.

Many people do not realize that they are lactose intolerant; hence, many end up living most of their lives drinking milk, feeling bloated and having skin problems without knowing why.

However, the above facts are only certain side effects that one might see of drinking milk, maybe too much milk. It is important that one realizes the amount of milk that is necessary for their health, the power of milk protein and calcium as well as antibodies that are present in milk. Today there is “A” category milk that is designed to ensure lactose intolerant people can benefit from milk consumption; organic milk from pasture-grazed cows help overcome most of the harmful hormones and supplements that many dairy farms were accused of and so forth. Nowadays, most dairy farms are certified and inspected to ensure that they follow the necessary health standards. As a result, it is important that one continues to consume milk for its benefits and in a balanced way which will ensure minimal side effects and maximum nutritional benefits.