Drinking Milk Research Paper

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Like many children, teens, and adults around the world, I used to be a dedicated consumer of milk. In my youth, I regularly drank a substantial amount of milk every day because it was widely recognized as the best drink for promoting growth. However, I now never drink milk or any dairy products because I believe it does more harm than good. Even though I was drinking one to two liters every day, I rarely saw any height development. Instead, when I stopped consuming it I began to noticeably grow, and it seemed like my growth spurt started as soon as I stopped drinking milk. Because of this, I am convinced that milk does not promote development nor prevent bone fractures, and is actually harmful to humans. I believe the beverage contains hormones …show more content…
This publisher was chosen because of the company’s long history of a family owned dairy business. The author, however, was not examined. Zydanowicz listed six primary reasons why milk “is essential to maintaining good health and is a great source of calcium for all ages” (Zydanowicz). The beverage has essential nutrients like calcium, which fortifies our bones and teeth. Milk also contains vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. Also, since it is a water-based drink, it is an excellent choice for staying hydrated. Lastly, milk has other vitamins and minerals to help maintain our fitness, improve eyesight, provide energy, and supply protein for body repair and growth. Overall, the article only gave me a “refresher” to the facts I already know about milk. Also, the six benefits that were discussed were quite interrelated, and ultimately led to only one or two conclusions of milk that everyone already knows and dairy industries heavily advertise: milk provides nutrients to keep us healthy and strong. In all, the article did not change my perspective on milk, and I am still skeptical about the advertised claims of the beverage and whether the truth is different from what the dairy industries …show more content…
While she also mentioned the essential nutrients calcium and vitamin D and how they help keep our body strong, Ware also noted that calcium plays a role in maintaining normal blood pressure, and vitamin D is crucial in the healthy functioning of the immune system. Also, milk contains choline, which is “an important nutrient that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning, and memory” (Ware). Lastly, the beverage has potassium, and high levels of potassium consumption is associated with lowered risk of stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, muscle mass loss, and formation of kidney stones. With all the nutrients put together, Ware stated some possible health benefits of consuming milk: increased bone and heart health, lowered blood pressure, less chance of depression (sufficient vitamin D helps produce serotonin, which is a hormone that regulates mood, appetite, and sleep), and muscle building and weight loss. This article was more insightful, as I was able to learn about advantages of milk consumption that I was not aware of, such as milk containing choline, potassium, and natural, high quality protein. But also, Ware seemed quite unbiased and objective because she stressed the importance of other behavioral changes needed to really bring about the desired health benefits. She discussed the significance of regular physical activity and

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