Ice cream is a summertime necessity! It is creamy, tasty and cools you off! We all grew up on ice cream and I always thought of it as a treat! You tell your children "if you behave, we will go for ice cream". Although, if it is made from cow's milk, it is not a treat for anyone. You should know what goes in to making that ice cream and why a dairy alternative ice cream is just as good if not better.
"Milk, Does a Body Good", right? When you eat some yummy, warm vegan chocolate chip cookies, you need a big glass of milk to wash them down with. Unfortunately, as we are all accustomed to do, cow's milk is not the way to wash down those cookies. Cow's milk DOES NOT do a body good.
Here are some Cow's Milk Facts:
* No species drinks milk beyond infancy or drinks the milk of another species. Cow's milk is suited to the nutritional needs of calves, who have four stomachs and gain hundreds of pounds in a matter of months, sometimes weighing more than 1,000 pounds before they are 2 years old.
* Cow's milk is the number one cause of food allergies among children (including being linked to asthma, gas, bloating)
*Cow's milk can increase osteoporosis. The animal protein leaches calcium from the bones.
* Milk has a lot of animal fat in it and animal protein, not what your body needs
* Cow's milk has puss in it! Milk with a maximum BTSCC (bulk tank somatic cell count) of 750,000 cells of puss per milliliter can be sold! That is disgusting. Keep reading to find out where the puss comes from if you do not know already.
~~~A day in the life of a dairy cow~~~
Cows produce milk for the same reason that humans do (to nourish their young) but calves on dairy farms are taken away from their mothers when they are just 1 day old! They are fed milk replacements (including cattle blood) so that their mothers' milk can be sold to humans.