Is Milk the Way to go?

Uncovering the downfalls and deserved praises for milk

No other mammal drinks another animal’s milk.

We are drinking bovine calf growth juice, designed for baby cows with multiple stomachs. Donkey milk has been scientifically tested to have the best comparable milk composition to humans, but cows are used instead because they are more efficient and easiest to work with. Although, the standard-milk white and black cows actually produce the white substance with less nutritional value than other cattle species but are the most productive for the milk market.

This brings about the question, “is milk really good for us?” If you want your daily dose of lipids to be as big as a whale’s, try their milk with 34.8% fat! The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine states, “Milk and other dairy products are the top sources of saturated fat in the American diet, contributing to disease, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have also linked dairy to an increased risk of breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers.” This high-fat level can be harmful in large amounts, and other foods might be a healthier option to gain nutrients. In reality, tests have shown that other foods, such as broccoli, have a higher calcium and nutrition count. So, don’t always believe your third-grade food pyramid!

While cow milk does have some health benefits, its economic, ethical, and nutritional value is brought into question. This thought makes me think of the home of the infamous crispy chicken sandwich paired with smiley fries staring back at me. The place of long lines with tasty rewards. The grave of the strawberry milk served in 2019…the Richwoods Cafeteria. Why milk Richwoods? Why serve another mammal’s nursing liquid instead of the crisp H20 from a waterfall in Fiji?

In full transparency, milk is a bang for its buck! Bought in bulk, it quenches the throat while packing in the mighty nutrients, making it perfect for school lunches. MedicalNewsToday describes how milk is beneficial stating, “Milk provides protein and a range of vitamins and minerals, including calcium.” Milk digested in the correct quantity can be very beneficial, but it is important that there are multiple, available options for drinks. This is a Lactose Intolerant world, and we are just living in it. It is actually a mutation for humans to drink milk! 65% of people in the world are Lactose Intolerant! Taking all of this into account, I think the Richwood’s cafeteria should provide water and milk, to offer options. Are you a milk-lover, smiling with a beautiful white, liquidly mustache every day, or someone who gets a massive stomachache or is genuinely displeased with drinking the nearby cow’s liquid from a factory in Pekin?