I’ve always enjoyed milk. but my co worker told me it’s bad for me.
Milk is a two edged sword.
In small amounts it is Ok. The more processed, the worse it is. Homogenized pasteurized milk is the worse for you. It is flash boiled, so most of the nutrition is gone, which is why they have to add it back in. The protein structures are also changed. The benefits of this? It lasts longer on the shelves and is sterile.
Unprocessed, raw milk is actually good for you in moderation. The downside? There is a risk of getting contaminants in it. These can make you sick, contrary to what the pro-raw milk people say.
The net gain of calcium from milk is negligible.
There are many people who are lactose intolerant. Milk is not a natural food for us to include in our diet. I don’t go for the acid/alkaline diet, as your stomach is naturally acidic, and your blood naturally buffers even slight changes in pH. If these changes weren’t buffered, you would die when you ate one of these “acidic” foods.
There are no proven health benefits (other than those paid for by the dairy associations) to milk consumption. I don’t think it is as dangerous as people claim either. Consuming it in moderation won’t hurt you. Not eating it all all won’t hurt you either.