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What will happen if i have too much milk everyday?

Asked by stephen (351points) April 23rd, 2008


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TheHaight's avatar

I drink 1% milk, or soy milk just about everyday. If its whole milk, which is high in fat; I don’t think thats too healthy for you.

babygalll's avatar

For a healthy balanced diet they recommend 3 servings equaling 24oz a day.

Breefield's avatar

If you drink too much, you might explode. Or pass out.

kevbo's avatar

In college, our dining hall had 8 ounce glasses. Every so often, you’d hear about someone taking on a dare to drink 16 or 32 glasses (1 or 2 gallons). They’d always hurl. I was told that the milk would start to curdle in your stomach, but I don’t know if that’s true.

Tennis5tar's avatar

You’ll turn into milk?!

eambos's avatar

You might sound like this !

mcbealer's avatar

Too much milk = excess phosphorus in your kidneys = higher stress on your kidneys = higher risk for kidney stones. (ouch!)

ezraglenn's avatar

your bones will grow to astronomical proportions?

ben's avatar

Also, be sure to drink hormone-free organic milk. Since milk has been around for a while Michael Pollan would argue it’s okay.

gailcalled's avatar

Some of the new nutritional studies suggest that we should avoid dairy products. Better sources of calcium, surprisingly, come from dark green veggies, beans, oranges. Here’s the site I used; info available on many other reputable sites w, good research to back up data:

“A: “Dairy products are not the healthiest source,” says Dr. Neal Barnard. “They do contain calcium, but only about 30% of it is absorbed. The remaining 70% never makes it past the intestinal wall and is simply excreted with the feces. Dairy products have many other undesirable features, including animal proteins that contribute to some cases of arthritis and respiratory problems, lactose sugar that is linked to cataracts, frequent traces of antibiotics, and other problems that lead many doctors to suggest that we avoid them and get calcium from healthier sources.

“The healthiest calcium sources are ‘greens and beans.’ Green leafy vegetables are loaded with calcium. One cup of broccoli has 178 milligrams of calcium. What’s more, the calcium in broccoli and most other green leafy vegetables is more absorbable than the calcium in milk. An exception is spinach, which has a form of calcium that is not well absorbed.”

“Beans, lentils, and other legumes are also loaded with calcium. We think of beans as a humble food, but they are an extraordinary source of nutrition. They have calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, the cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber that many people thought was only in oat bran, and healthy complex carbohydrates. If you make green vegetables and beans regular parts of your diet, you’ll get two excellent sources of calcium.”
Source: Eat Right, Live Longer, 168

Dr. Fuhrman agrees by writing, “You do not need dairy products to get sufficient calcium if you eat a healthy diet. All unprocessed natural foods are calcium-rich; even a whole orange (not orange juice) has about 60 mg of calcium.”
Source: Eat to Live, 89–90

gailcalled's avatar

And this from the Harvard School of Public Health Food pyramid:

In general terms…..
Daily exercise and weight control
At most meals, whole grain foods including oatmeal, whole-wheat bread, and brown rice;1 piece or 4 oz.
Plant oils, including olive oil, canola oil, soybean oil, corn oil, and sunflower seed oil; 2 oz. per day
Vegetables, in abundance 3 or more each day. Each serv. 6 oz.
2–3 servings of fruits; Ea. serv. = 1 piece of fruit or 4 oz.
1–3 servings of nuts, or legumes; Ea. serv. = 2 oz.
1–2 servings of dairy or calcium supplement; Ea serv. = 8 oz. non fat or 4 oz. of whole.
1–2 servings of poultry, fish, or eggs; Ea. serv = 4 oz or 1 egg.
Sparing use of white rice, white bread, potatoes, pasta and sweets;
Sparing use of red meat and butter.

gailcalled's avatar

Last one, I promise; from Michael Pollan’s article in Jan.28, 2007, NYT Magazine;Unhappy Meals

”...cow’s milk did not start out as a nutritious food for humans; in fact, it made them sick until humans who lived around cows evolved the ability to digest lactose as adults. This development proved much to the advantage of both the milk drinkers and the cows.”

His credo bears repeating: Unhappy Meals

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.””

gailcalled's avatar

@babygall: who are “they?” Lots of money for lobbyiests in Dairy and Meat Industries, rememer?

judochop's avatar

milk is for baby cows. Unless you are a baby cow I wouldn’t drink so much of it.

ezraglenn's avatar

I am a baby cow.

judochop's avatar

You should be fine then until it is time to make your own baby cow.

trogdor_87's avatar

DON’T!!!!!!! Do you want all life as we know it to end?! DO YOU?! All that you know and love would end with levels of calcium that high! THINK OF THE LITTLE ONES!

buster's avatar

milk isn’t going to hurt you. im sure its a lot healthier drinking milk than drinking soda all the time. drinking too much milk would be on of the least of my worries.

gooch's avatar

You will live and have strong bones….but too much whole milk may make you fat and the growth hormones might make you big if it is not hormone free milk. Milk does not increase chances of kidney stones that is an old falisy.

Kayak8's avatar

You people are just dooming the future of Oreos here . . .

Nullo's avatar

If you exceed your stomach’s storage capacity, it’s going to… how did Grandma put it? Repeat on you.
Since milk is largely a colloidal mixture of fat and water, you’d likely go up a few sizes, too.

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