Should humans drink cow's milk?

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by clusteringflux, Apr 22, 2008.

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Should adult humans drink cow's milk?

  1. No. It's for baby cows.

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  2. Yes. What else goes with cookies?

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  1. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    At the risk of having dual "milk" threads, this is a question I wonder about.
    Why and how did this custom start, and is it good for adult humans to drink cow's milk.
    I personally like milk but only drink fat free which is like white water.

    Anyway it's a poll so please vote.
     
  2. John99 Banned Banned

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    Well, it is bizarre but cow milk seems to work best. For coffee, chocolate milk, oreo's etc.
     
  3. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    I needs me some milk
     
  4. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    1% or 2% is what we drink. Fat free milk :puke: that stuff is awful.
     
  5. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    Would you drink human milk? We know it was made for humans.
     
  6. Myles Registered Senior Member

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    It's a moo (t) point.
     
  7. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    Most of my points are. Do you drink milk, myles?
     
  8. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, I insist on the fat-free variety too.

    With one of these poured into it:

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  9. EmmZ It's an animal thing Registered Senior Member

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    Milk is not just milk. The milk of every species of mammal
    is unique and specifically tailored to the requirements of
    that animal. For example, cows' milk is very much richer in
    protein than human milk. Three to four times as much. It has
    five to seven times the mineral content. However, it is
    markedly deficient in essential fatty acids when compared to
    human mothers' milk. Mothers' milk has six to ten times as
    much of the essential fatty acids, especially linoleic acid.
    (Incidentally, skimmed cow's milk has no linoleic acid). It
    simply is not designed for humans.

    source: http://www.notmilk.com/kradjian.html
     
  10. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    But how can something that tastes so right be so wrong? :confused:
     
  11. EmmZ It's an animal thing Registered Senior Member

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    Many things feel pleasurable to the senses, it doesn't mean they should be experienced.
     
  12. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    ...IT cant!
     
  13. Myles Registered Senior Member

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    Only when I can't get whiskey
     
  14. spidergoat alien lie form Valued Senior Member

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    I prefer soy milk, and the occasional whiskey.
     
  15. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    Milk is nasty!!! Soy milk all the way yo!
     
  16. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    I heard that humans unlike many other animals can and will eat just about anything and being able to drink milk is a form of natural selection. People who are lactose-intolerant do not posess the mutated gene. People who could drink milk were able to live longer perhaps because they had more to eat (drink) and would not have starved as quickly. I just heard that somewhere I don't know anything about its credibility. :shrug:
     
  17. spidergoat alien lie form Valued Senior Member

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    That is true. It would have been an advantage, given the domestication of animals, to exploit their millk as a food source.
     
  18. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    I like whole milk. Human milk tastes like cantalope juice. It doesn't taste bad, but I think too much would make you sick, its really rich.
     
  19. ElectricFetus I'm just going for a walk... Valued Senior Member

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    Many societies of humans have adapted to animal milk in their diet, this is why there are lactase persistent people and why they correlate with societies that have drunk milk for hundreds and thousands of years.
     
  20. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks yo everyone for voting!
    If you haven't yet, it's 50/50 and we need a tie breaker.

    So while we're here maybe the resident nutritionist could tell us about the things humans add to milk (or leave in, ie: puss,etc.)

    SAM! Are you out there?
     

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