A scientific explanation of whether we really benefit from drinking milk

A scientific explanation of whether we really benefit from drinking milk

Do you still go to the shops and look for milk powder? Is there any use in drinking powdered milk? Switched to liquid milk instead of flour? Is there any use in drinking liquid milk? Are you addicted to milk? Today’s article has the answers to all these questions.

Pottery and Ceramics Flour

I do not take much time to talk about flour. Because even talking about it is a crime. Powdered milk is just a loaf of bread. It is a well-known fact that melamine, palm oil, lard and synthetic lactose are present in milk, whether experimentally proven or not. From that point of view there is no difference between drinking powdered milk and drinking white dye dissolved in water.

Assuming it is margarine, the Fat Spread is the same. Next time, check to see if the box says “Fat Spread” or “Margarine”. They are not margarine. Both of these are not good things at all unless they are bad for the body.

Fresh Milk

It was said that milk powder is a lie. And liquid milk? This is our topic today. Everything beyond here is about liquid milk.

Liquid milk or real milk has 5 main nutrients.

  • Fat
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals and proteins
  • Pottery and Ceramics Calcium
  • Sugar (lactose)

By drinking milk, we mainly hope that the body will absorb this substance. We go from the bottom to the top.

Management Lactose

The sugar in milk is lactose. Lactose is actually the name of the sugar in milk. When we drink milk, some of this milk goes through the stomach into our small intestine (small intestine). This small intestine produces an enzyme. Its name is lactase. Milk contains an enzyme called lactose, which contains lactose. Do not bend the toss.

Somehow the milk gets into the small intestine. The lactase enzyme breaks down the complex lactose sugar molecule in milk to produce simple sugars that are easily absorbed into the bloodstream. That is, simple molecules such as glucose and galactose. Now the lactose in milk can be easily digested by the small intestine.

That is the method. But there is a small pocket.

As we age, the process of lactase production in the small intestine weakens. This lactase enzyme is produced only during childhood. This means that the amount of lactase produced in an adult is very low. This means that the sugar in milk is difficult for an adult to digest. What happens then?

Lack of lactase causes milk not to be digested in the small intestine. So that milk goes to the large intestine. The large intestine is a cave of bacteria. The milk you drink there combines with these harmful bacteria to form rotten milk like yogurt cheese ice cream frozen milk faluda pudding. The next morning you can take care of work. This condition is called lactose intolerance.

About 65% of adults worldwide are lactose intolerant.

But for Asian countries like ours, this percentage is as high as 90%. This means that adults in our country cannot digest the lactose in milk. Only people in northern Europe and North America can digest a significant percentage of milk lactose. There is no point in us drinking milk. The drink goes down from the top. that is all.

Pottery and Ceramics Calcium

If you turn on the TV, you will get rid of osteoporosis. Can drinking milk cure osteoporosis? No, the other side of it. The countries with the highest milk consumption in the world have the highest number of osteoporosis patients.

Vitamins and other nutrients

There are three ways we can get liquid milk from the market.

  • Real fresh milk on the go
  • Pasteurized milk
  • UHT milk

But the first can only be taken by a very small group (not safe unless drinking is turned off). Everyone else can buy pasteurized milk or UHT milk from the market. what are these?

Pottery and Ceramics Pasteurization

This was discovered in 1880 by Louis Pasteur. This involves heating and cooling the milk to a temperature below 100 C (about 74 C) for about 15 seconds. This destroys many harmful things. And lots of nutrients.

But pasteurized milk should be stored in a cool environment. Also, the shelf life is 5 to 6 days. It is a bit difficult to find in supermarkets in Sri Lanka.

UHT processing

UHT means extremely high temperature setting. In this process the milk is heated rapidly for 2 to 4 seconds at 135 degrees Celsius. Next, cool immediately. A certain percentage of nutrients can be destroyed.

This milk can be stored in an unopened package at room temperature (not in the refrigerator) for 8 to 9 months. These are the ones that are stored for months on the freezer shelves of supermarkets.

It is up to you to choose which of the three.


After all the processing is done, only the fat is left at the end of the milk. There is no such thing as milk powder or fake milk.

Environmental impact

The amount of greenhouse gases emitted by dairy farms around the world is higher than the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by all aircraft. Carbon dioxide, methane and ammonia emitted from these dairy farms also have a direct impact on global warming.

This is not a joke. As temperatures rise as glaciers melt and thousands of years old powerful viruses and bacteria are released, we think of corona as a Montessori-level toy disease. These are very dangerous. Especially in permafrost. If possible I will write a separate article about this.

Animal cruelty

No matter how vegetarian you are, it’s okay to eat dairy. Is there any other reason for you adults to drink indigestible fluids from our daily routine, such as large-scale animal cruelty and destruction of nature?


The best alternatives to cow’s milk abroad are soy milk, oat milk, almond milk and rice. But we have a richer option. That’s it.

For those who are addicted to milk, lazy to make porridge and have misconceptions about porridge, try switching from milk to porridge for a while. You will see the difference for yourself.

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