CONCLUSION: Dairy is unnecessary for human health | Viva! - The Vegan Charity

CONCLUSION: Dairy is unnecessary for human health


Drinking milk is cruel – and dairy is unnecessary as well as unnatural. Only humans drink it after weaning – and milk from a different species at that. It’s no more natural than drinking badgers’ milk or cats’ milk. Designed for calves, many humans find milk hard to digest and the result is discomfort and pain. Hormones in milk are linked to cancers such as breast and prostate cancer as well as the teenage scourge, acne. Its proteins are linked to type 1 diabetes and allergies. The saturated fat, cholesterol and, again, animal protein it contains are linked to heart disease, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes and many other diseases. Despite relentless claims by the dairy industry, milk is neither the only nor the best source of calcium and even increases bone fracture rates. Beans, lentils, broccoli, kale, watercress, nuts, seeds, soya and other plant foods are better and healthier sources. Ditching dairy products has never been easier as supermarkets and health food shops now stock a wide selection of delicious and nutritious dairy-free alternatives to milk, yogurt, ice cream, margarine and cheese! We hope that this guide makes it easier to switch from the cruelty of cows' milk - or goats' milk - to kinder plant-based foods that will strengthen your bones and have you brimming with vitality. Here's to your health!