Pro's and Con's of Consumption of Milk

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“Got Milk?” We see these advertisements everywhere; in magazines, on TV and on giant posters hung on the walls of gymnasiums. There are countless numbers of endorsers, from Olympic athletes to actors and other public figures, all telling us that milk is the healthy choice among drinks. Because of this, we instantly associate drinking milk as being beneficial to our diet. The question of whether milk is good for us or not is highly debated among health professionals and scientists, and there is evidence in support of both sides, making it challenging for the average person to make the decision of whether milk is truly healthy for us. The chief argument in why the consumption of milk is so beneficial to our diet is the importance of the calcium we get from it. Drinking milk is said to be the most practical way to receive the calcium that our bodies need in order to grow and properly develop. Calcium during key years in bone development can literally make or break a persons bone health. With high amounts of calcium intake leading to stronger bones, there is less of a chance of developing osteoporosis and other potential health problems in the future. Milk is also said to help speed up weigh loss and reduce body fat, because of the indispensible mix of nutrients that appear to speed up metabolism and increase the body's ability to burn fat. Lastly, it was found that the people who had a greater intake of milk saw a decrease in the risk of ischaemic, inadequate blood flow, and stroke. Although in the past it appeared that milk consumed in high quantities was a healthy decision for any person, new research suggests that milk could be more detrimental than valuable for a diet. It has been shown that it can weaken a child's ability to absorb iron, and because milk has nearly no iron there could be a higher risk of iron deficiency. There is also new issues arising because

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