Friday, July 31, 2015

Got milk?

You might want to rethink it.  This author joins the Mayo Clinic in noting that it is a nutritional error to get all your calcium from one source, and in noting that cows do not, ahem, get their calcium from dairy products.  For reference, the Mayo Food Pyramid and the "Mayo Clinic Diet" place dairy as a source of protein and fat, not as its own "food group".  Plus, no less than Ahnuld Schwartzenegger Schurzenjaeger said this.

Don't get me wrong; I love cheese, ice cream, butter, and other dairy products.  They are a God-given blessing to man.  However, the USDA advice to drink a quart of milk a day as a child, and a pint a day as an adult, really derives more from the need to absorb the 84 billion kilograms of milk produced by 9 million dairy cattle than from a huge dietary need.

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