Stop having milk, it makes you fat, gives you cancer

It's not as healthy as it appears.

 |  2-minute read |   15-03-2016
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Let's face it. Things have changed now. Just like we don't wear the same clothes we did few years ago, we really don't have to eat the same food, which we grew up on.

And one such food item is milk. It's not as healthy as it is appears. I guess everyone's mother forced them to drink a glass of milk daily when they were growing up. Apparently for parents, milk was, and continues to be the staple healthy consumable for their kids.

It is sad that milk is one of the reasons why kids and even adults are getting fat. One can't deny that it is considered to be high in calcium and even some amount of proteins, but it comes with so much of lactose sugar that our body is unable to digest it and often finds a way to store it as fat.

Here are four reasons why milk is not good for you:

1. Weight gain: There have been numerous studies including the one by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) found out that drinking cow's milk and even skimmed milk lead to weight gain in both adults and kids. Skimmed milk is plain sugar water and has almost zero nutritional value but only lactose sugar which eventually leads to bloating and weight gain.

2. Lactose intolerance: Most of the people across the globe are lactose intolerant, which means they can't digest lactose ie milk sugar in their bodies. This intolerance leads to severe cramps, bloating and diarrhoea.

3. Prostate cancer: This may come as a shocker. It's ironic considering consumption of dairy does the opposite that is slow down the progress of cancer, especially of prostate.

4. Worse for abdomen fat: Believe it or not, milk is no good news if you are trying to slim down, especially your waistline. Lactose sugar loves our abdomen area and always finds creative ways to store fat there. If you gunning for six-pack abs and hoping milk will help, think twice.

Come to think of it, people living in the rural areas can still get away with drinking milk, given their lifestyle. But those living in the cities will have a tough time to shed that extra load that tags along with milk.

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Tarun Gill Tarun Gill @imtarungill

The writer is an internationally certified fitness nutritionist and advanced personal trainer, helping millions get fit and healthy.

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