Canada wants to work for a healthier diet for its citizens. The country takes milk and dairy products from its food pyramid.
Milk is unhealthy! That’s what Canada’s government claims. The country is currently working on its dietary guidelines. In the future, citizens should therefore largely refrain from using products such as milk, butter and cream. And the new food pyramid looks pretty vegan. So many vegetables, fruits, whole grains and vegetable protein, instead of animal protein in the most important place. Also unsaturated rather than saturated fatty acids should preferably be on the daily nutritional plan.
In Germany, milk and dairy products rank fourth.
According to German standards, cereals, cereal products and potatoes are the most important factors for a healthy diet, followed by vegetables and fruits.
The milk lie
Milk is healthy, important for the bones. Dairy products such as quark are good sources of protein. It’s been infused since childhood. But this claim is now more and more doubted.
As early as 2014, a Swedish study questioned the supposedly positive effects of milk on bone formation. So far, only the benefits of milk consumption have been given priority. Thus, milk contains 18 out of 22 essential nutrients that are important for bone formation. Therefore, for example, for the prevention of osteoporosis, it is recommended to drink plenty of milk.
For the study, data from a total of 61,433 women aged 39 to 74 years and 45,339 men aged 45 to 79 years were interviewed regarding their dietary habits. In addition, long-term observations took place over 22 and 13 years, respectively.
Result of the study
The result showed that men with increased milk consumption had no fewer fractures. Fractures were even more frequently found in women. Terrifying: For women who consumed at least three glasses of milk daily, the mortality rate during the observation period was 93 percent higher than for women who consumed less than a glass of milk a day.
In men who drank a lot of milk, an increased mortality rate was also confirmed, but to a lesser extent.
Milk consumption not provided by evolution
Eating milk and dairy products is a matter of course for most people these days. However, this milk culture has developed only in the last millennia. Consumption is not evolutionary intended for humans namely. Most of the world’s population was lactose intolerant from the start. Just as it is today in many parts of the world, such as Asia and Africa. Therefore, the milk was later processed by dairy farmers into cheese and cottage cheese, as this barely has more traces of incompatible lactose. Only a random gene mutation, which prevails in part, made it ultimately possible for humans to drink milk carefree. Thus, lactose intolerance is not a disease, a defect or a blemish, but actually more natural than the ability to digest lactose.
“Milk is poison”, one reads often on the Internet. “Why is a whole country like Canada spilling milk? Canada no longer wants their populations ill, Canada wants to have healthy people in their country in the future and not sick people who are pumped full of hormones and antibiotics. ”
My comment: It’s a very good step forward, this decision from Canada.
But it still has to be accompanied by education.
It is not just the harmful effects of milk that forces us to give up.
Morality requires us to abstain from milk (and meat). Because both are associated with killing, suffering and mass animal husbandry.
The positive decision of Canada will prevail as society (and every society) learns to understand animals as valuable and equal beings in everyday life.
My best regards to all, Venus