AP Language 11 – Period 5
December 16, 2014
Got Milk? In our present society people are beginning to become more heath conscious of what exactly they are putting into their bodies and milk is one of the ‘wonder’ drinks. No one really takes the time to think of the nutrition value behind milk because many have grown up drinking it. There are many quarrels about milk and what exactly it provides for the body. My being a milkoholic is what really drove my interest in this controversy. Many people grew up drinking milk and always were told that it helps you grow and is makes you strong, well at least that is what was put into my head and that is why getting to the bottom of what milk really does is crucial. Milk, the drink that “does our body good”, is being promoted for providing Vitamins A, D, E, K, B1, B2, B6, and B12. However why is it that when I look into my fridge and examine the vitamins, it only says Vitamin A, C, D, and Calcium? There are a few things that corporations and doctors are not telling society. Is Milk hiding a few secrets from the world?
Milk has many branches to the different types of negative and positive contribution it has to us like heart disease, cancer, milk and bone health, synthetic hormones, pasteurized versus raw milk, and conventional non organic milk. All of pros and cons possess good and harmful counter arguments. The main point of discussion was on Calcium, one of milk’s most flaunted qualities. The Calcium in milk is said to help prevent osteoporosis, cancer prevention, relieve PMS, and improve cardiovascular and oral health. Many studies say that the calcium in milk is so little that people shouldn’t look to milk as their main source for calcium. For example the CDC in 2007 showed that a cup of Calcium fortified orange juice has the same amount of Calcium that the cup of milk contained. Another food that provided equal to more calcium was a taco, this study was taken by USDA in 2005. This is thought