The question is if milk is healthy or not for any individual. Milk is a prime source of the following three important nutrients: calcium, potassium, and vitamin D. For years Nutritionist and Physicians have placed milk as a standard food on the food pyramid.
Since milk contains several important nutrients that are important for bone health it is recommended by Connie M. Weaver, PhD, who directs the nutrition department at Purdue, that it is essential to consume milk or it may be possible to develop a nutrient deficiency. Milk contains a good source of potassium which is why the USDA committee increased the recommended serving from two to three in 2005. Milk is high in calcium which is important for bones which will help lower the risk for osteoporosis (bone loss) and colon cancer. Other essential nutrients contain in milk is protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fats. Protein is important to fight diseases, renew of cells, build muscles and maintain healthy hair and nails; each class contains almost 8 grams. Carbohydrates provide lactose which enables the body to produce energy. Vitamin A helps with a stronger immune system and healthier skin.
The negatives of milk would be a high intake of milk can increase ones chances of developing prostate and possibly ovarian cancer. An over absorption of milk increases an intake of saturated fats. Though milk is high in calcium which is a positive, it also is high in calcium which is a negative; 3 cups a day is equal to 366 calories. Some people are lactose intolerant which means they lack or lose the ability to digest lactose which is in milk and cause people to suffer from cramping, bloating, and other side effects. Dairy is one of the most commonly reported food allergy.
I personally as an avid milk drinker believe that milk is good for me and stand by my position to support it. I understand that their are several cons for milk but I feel like it depends on the person and how their body reacts. As for...