Got Milked?: The Great Dairy Deception and Why You'll Thrive Without Milk

Got Milked?: The Great Dairy Deception and Why You'll Thrive Without Milk

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 0062362054

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Refuting the milk industry’s overwhelmingly popular campaign—“Got Milk?”—which has convinced us that milk is essential, this scientifically based expose proves why we don’t need dairy in our daily diets, how our dependence on it is actually making many people sick, and what we can do to change it.

Bolstered by the dairy industry and its successful “Got Milk?” advertising campaign launched in California to help declining milk sales, as well as the government’s recommended dietary guidelines, many Americans view cow’s milk as an essential part of a daily diet, unequaled in providing calcium, protein, and other nutrients and vitamins. Cow’s milk has been promoted as a food without substitute, as being necessary and not interchangeable with foods outside the dairy food group. But as food processing and marketing expert Alissa Hamilton reveals, cow’s milk is far from essential for good health, and for many, including the majority of American adults who can’t properly digest it, milk can actually be harmful.

In Got Milked, Hamilton turns a critical eye on the Dairy Food Group and the promotional programs it supports to dispel misconceptions about milk and its crucial role in our health. Interweaving cutting-edge science in a lively narrative, Got Milked opens our eyes to the many ways in which dairy can actually be harmful to our bodies. In addition, the book offers simple and tasty food and drink swaps that deliver the same nutrients found in milk products, without all the sugar, saturated fat and negative side effects.

Complete with delicious dairy-free recipes and full meal plans for “Making it Without Milk,” Got Milked is a unique, substantive, and important look into an industry that has hugely impacted our diets and our lives.

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doesn’t mean having to rely on fortified foods for calcium or any of the other nutrients that milk delivers. The USDA does not stop there in its not-so-subtle objection to going milk-free. It has more not very wise words “For Those Who Choose Not to Consume Milk Products.” The heading alone betrays the USDA’s bias. It implies that avoiding cow’s milk is always a choice, when for some it’s not a matter of preference but of life or death. The two bullet points that follow the subheading “Calcium

calcium-rich class of plants are as high in nutrients as they are low in calories. At lunch ramp up the flavor and nutrition of your salad or soup bowl by mixing in a quarter cup of dried savory and you will be adding more calcium to your dish than if you were to pour a glass of milk on top. At midday add a quarter cup of the dried ground leaves to boiling water for some savory tea. Just be sure to have a spoon on hand for the leaves that line the bottom of the cup. Every one counts. For dinner

not healthy. That’s what the USDA and FDA say, albeit indirectly. Hence the USDA’s aforementioned “Key Consumer Message” about dairy found at ChooseMyPlate.gov: “Switch to fat-free or low-fat (one percent) milk.” Not even two percent makes the cut. The USDA isn’t the only branch of government that refuses to talk about whole milk and health in the same breath. According to FDA regulations, any product that contains 4 grams of saturated fat per “reference amount customarily consumed” (RACC), which

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pudding. Use it in place of vanilla extract in any of the recipes in this chapter. MAKES 2 SERVINGS 4 cooking dates or 2 medjool dates, pits removed 1 inch-long piece of vanilla bean pod (or � teaspoon vanilla extract, or � teaspoon ground vanilla beans) � teaspoon orange zest 3 tablespoons chia seeds � teaspoon cinnamon � teaspoon nutmeg � teaspoon sea salt 1 cup homemade almond milk, divided STEPS 1. If using cooking dates (medjool dates are soft enough as is), place them in a small

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