For reasons whatsoever, many health-conscious food lovers and millennials have been glorifying Veganism across the continents. Alternatives to dairy products were a far cry a decade ago but have now become an integral part of the daily diet of millions as said above. Soy Milk, Coconut Milk Almond milk and many similar alternatives have become a rage in the UK, Asia, and USA in recent years. The reasons for this paradigm shift can be many. We will list down a few
The purity of the authentic daily products was lost a long ago when researchers found out that a lot of chemicals and steroids like Oxytocin injections are being used to enhance milk production in Cows and Buffaloes. Formalin is used to increase the lifespan of milk.
The consumption of such milk products have been proved to be really disturbing when many children and adults were diagnosed with health issues like Gynecomastia (Male Breast), early puberty in girls, Heart diseases (such as high or low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, premature ventricular contraction etc.), Cancer, Kidney ailments, Poor Eyesight, etc. Also, it was found out that milk enzymes deplete in adulthood and hence digesting milk becomes difficult. Undigested milk leads to diseases like arthritis. In Ayurveda, this is called Vayu Roga.
There is an ethical side to it too. Many dairy farms have been subjecting these milk-producing animals to a lot of torture while extracting milk from them. As a result of this, many Cows and Buffaloes are distressed and are dying prematurely due to intolerable cruelty. PETA and many animal activists have been fighting against this cruelty towards animals.
Many recent surveys proved that milk alternatives are a healthier option for those who love milk. Though, it is believed that milk has certain unique nutritional values that are vital for brain functioning. Some people mix turmeric to boiled milk to reduce its negative impact while consuming.
This is definitely a debatable issue for those who do not trust the alternative sources of milk products but this should be taken up seriously for a better future.
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