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Does Milk Help with Weight Loss?

Updated on March 3, 2016

Do you think that milk is good for your body and health? If yes then you need to read the whole of this hub. Many people believe like you, and I can't put blame on anybody for this because dairy farmers are the ones to blame for all these.

They claim that milk will help make your bones and body stronger because of calcium that is present in milk. They also claim that milk will give you a boost in your energy that makes you feel very energetic. Clearly, they want you to believe this way so that they can cash in on your lack of caution. Nevertheless, many myths are doing the rounds of the weight loss industry and this myth is also one of them.

As a matter of fact, the milk you buy from your local store is not pure: milk is normally processed with the help of pasteurization, meaning that it is boiled at a temperature of more than 160c and then cooled down for some time.

Milk is normally pasteurized to kill any germs that are normally present in raw milk. On the other side, pasteurization not only gets rid of the germs, but it also gets rid-off of beneficial nutrients present in milk. Enzymes such as lipase and phosphates can be very beneficial to your health system and body, unfortunately you don't get these enzymes in the milk you buy from your local stores.

surprisingly the story does not end here. Pasteurization kills antibodies such as immunoglobulin that is present in raw milk. Immunoglobulin is helpfull to immune your body against various diseases. As you can see, milk is in no way helpful for your body, at least not the one that is pasteurized i.e normally the one that is find in packets.

After pasteurization is complete, the milk is homogenized to keep the cream at the bottom. While this is done, several synthetic vitamins are normally added to it in order to make it taste and look 'nutritious'. Nevertheless, remember that there is no way synthetic vitamins can be a substitute of natural vitamins.These man made synthetic vitamins will do you more harm that good.

2. Milk can cause weight gain: Contrary to what you many people believe, milk will make you gain weight rather than lose it. if you have a habit of drinking milk frequently or regularly, it is obvious that at some point in time you will be come overweight. As you drink more milk frequently, you will gain more and more weight.

3. Milk can causes a host of other diseases: In addition to weight gain, there are a lot of side effects of drinking milk, such as constipation, skin allergies, arthritis, etc. If you have been trying to loose weight or burn excessive fat without results.

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Hart for you comments, I am glad your learned something about 'Milk' in this hub

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      HartMurengu 6 years ago from Nairobi

      Great hub, I love milk but came to discover that it is more beneficial when younger than as we age. Thanks for sharing!

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      No problem Jill..Thanks for that correction

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      jill betts 6 years ago from England UK

      Sorry I do aplogise for getting your name wrong - must remember o wear my glasses when I type.

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Jill, I am not 'Benjamin' but 'Speedbird, small confusion there, Anyway thanks for your comments on my hub. I am glad you found this to be useful

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      jill betts 6 years ago from England UK

      Thank you Benjamin I will STOP drinking milk, I drink quite alot of milk and can't lose the weight. Thank you

      I will follow your hubs.

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Benjamin for your comments, I am glad that you found this hub to be useful

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      BenjaminB 6 years ago

      Hi speedbird. Because of what you point out that pasteurizing does to the nutrients in milk many states in the USA are now allowing the sale of unpasteurized milk and dairy products. Does milk help lose weight? Of that I have no clue,but I do know when I drink at least a couple cups a day i feel much better and energetic,stronger even. Great Hub speedbird voted it up and useful.

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks rozwhitephd.com for your comment, I am glad that you found this to be helpful

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      rozwhitephd.com 6 years ago from Kenosha, WI

      Milk can and will do wonders for the body, if you are not lactose intolerant or allergic.

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Quill for your comment

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      "Quill" 6 years ago

      Great hub and love milk... always have and it is versatile in all cooking...

      Blessings