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Old 06-05-2007, 01:22 PM   #1
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Too Much Milk?

Okay, so i am [a teenager], and , as probaly everyone's parents told them, I know i should drink like 3-4 glasses of milk a day. Now, i have not been following that, i maybe take 1 or 2 a day tops. Anyways, my question is straight and short:

If I drank like 5 - 6 glasses of milk today, will that hurt me in any way?

so is there any way to have too much milk, even though its good for you?

I just drank like 4 glasses in a row 10 minutes ago because I knew I had not been keeping up with the right pattern

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Old 06-05-2007, 02:24 PM   #2
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Re: Too Much Milk?

It depends on what kind of milk you're drinking really. Vitamin D and Whole milk have more fat in it than Skim, and 1%. Milk is dairy, and like most things.. too much or too little of anything isn't always good. I doubt you're really doing harm to yourself either way.. either missing a glass or two one day, or having an extra two glasses the next.

The only other way milk would be harmful is if you're lactose intolerant! But if you were, I'm sure you'd know it.

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Old 06-06-2007, 07:31 AM   #3
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Re: Too Much Milk?

This quart of milk per day was a big diry campaign that I first remember being big in the 1950's. All my older cousins downed it like it was water...I never cared for it unless it was chocolate!
And back then it was amost ALL whole milk (3.5- 4% butterfat.)

My gut feeling is that all that butterfat consumption is behind a lot of the atherosclerosis and heart disease we of a tender age are experienceing now.

I think 5-6 glasses of whole milk per day is EXTREMELY unwise...less so if you can stand the taste of that much non-fat milk. For one thing 6 small glasses (8 ounce cupfuls) of whole milk is a whopping extra 1000 calories. That might make obesity hard to avoid after a long enough period.

But even with skim milk, the consequences of all that excess calcium might prove to be a problem.

Remember, nature devised milk as the perfect food for CATTLE and even after they are weaned, they switch to grass.

And then there is the mystery: what about all the antibiotics fed to milk producing cows?

Old 06-06-2007, 03:25 PM   #4
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Re: Too Much Milk?

Back when I was a kid a would drink whole milk. My mother quickly put me on skim milk when she opened the shower one day to hand me a towel. She and gasped and said "you are round as a butter ball" Not long after that I had to have cysts removed from different parts of my body. The biopsy result was calcium deposits. The derm said I was taken in to much calicum in my diet.

Just something to think about before you down that milk.

Old 06-06-2007, 06:34 PM   #5
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Re: Too Much Milk?

Milk is good for you, but like anything you shouldn't drink too much of it! I drink one glass a day before bed and a small amount in my tea with breakfast I drink skim milk though

Old 06-07-2007, 03:32 PM   #6
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Re: Too Much Milk?

Well, in a perfect world, you would drink totally raw, clean, organic, from a grass fed cow, milk. That way you would get the very best benefit from it. If you were not in any way overweight, were active, healthy.....then I'd say, no problem at all, drink up.

Old 06-08-2007, 12:56 AM   #7
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When I was a kid I drank at least as much whole milk as you every day. I'm in my fifties and have strong bones. I continue to use lots of milk products everyday. Milk is a fine food.


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