- Apr 7, 2014
No, what happened here is that you posted something about whole milk being better than skim milk and then made the broad stroke of claiming it was better than almond milk. You then started bleating about the calcium content of milk, which is not only lower per calorie than the brand of almond milk in my refrigerator, but also has no basis in preventing osteoporosis (isn’t that the point?).No we don't agree. The very paper you quoted says to be wary of the results, as there are multiple issues. First of all it's a cohort study based off self reporting. About the most unreliable way of proving causation over correlation as you can get. It's not worthless, and it is interesting, but it has multiple issues which the authors themselves acknowledge. The jury is out on that. But then you were the one bragging about the calcium in almond milk, even though it's added in, is in most cases rock form which is less digestible, and now you're shitting on calcium's nutritional worth.
Basically, you're googling as you go along. Started off thinking calcium was a good thing to prove the greater worth of almond milk, got told it was added in and likely to be less bioavailable, went off and looked for something to criticise milk on and found something that was based on calcium and osteoporosis, so suddenly that's your focus.
Vitamin B12, Protein, Iodine...all higher in milk. Moreover, the study you linked is based around galactose being problematic and thus it could offset calcium benefits. At the very beginning of this exchange, I said "You can get lactose free milk". Well lactose free milk is also free of galactose, as galactose is one component of lactose. So again, you could avoid any possible negatives from that compound by having lactose free milk that would then also contain far more nutritional value than almond milk.
I haven’t mentioned what the article I posted found. I may go pubmed later and show you different studies that can’t prove shit about the benefits of drinking milk—this is coming from a billion dollar industry.
What you’re learning against your will here is that an animal product that wasn’t consumed until agriculture was created and that must have its enzymes denatured—which would serve purposes in nourishing a baby cow—and fortified with an enzyme produced by bacteria that isn’t found in the average adult’s gut in great enough number before it’s reasonably safe for human consumption may not be all that great for you despite the numbers you read off a nutrition label. And most of those cows are injected with hormones and fed a poisonous diet to begin with.