Can Milk Ruin your Health?

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For centuries milk is known to be a wholesome food. It is considered a proper meal. Mostly, mothers feel satisfied if their children are fed with milk instead of any other food item.

Milk is known for its multiple benefits and has been consumed throughout the day. For breakfast it is used with cereal, oats, and shakes, one can have it in lunch and warm milk at night is considered to provide great health benefits.

In this article, we will mention both benefits and side effects of milk consumption. Then it will be up to you to decide whether milk is meant for you or you need to switch to other calcium-rich options. You can also consult with a  nutritionist to find out more about non-dairy calcium foods. Log on to Marham and book an appointment or online consultation with the best nutritionists in Karachi, Lahore or any other main city of Pakistan.


Milk is full of Calcium and Vitamins especially A and D. It has probiotics that keep our digestive system healthy and fit. Milk is undoubtedly rich in Omega 3 fats, especially when cows are grass fed.

Along with all its benefits, there are some drawbacks of consuming it that makes it a controversial product. Following are some of the conditions where milk consumption can be harmful.



If harmful hormones and antibodies in the milk remain in it they can become a cause of occurrence of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.

Intolerant to Lactose:

People who are intolerant to lactose, they can’t consume milk. If a person body lacks in the production of the enzyme lactase in the body that breaks down lactose then he/she can suffer from bloating, gas, diarrhea and abdominal pain by consuming milk.


Allergies that are a result of consuming milk can be severe. Milk consumption can cause Eruption of skin, swollen mouth/tongue/throat, congestion of air passage and coughing etc. Find and consult with the best allergy specialist in Karachi, Lahore or any other main city of Pakistan via

Undesirable Additives:

Processed milk in the form of cheese can contain unnecessary additives that can cause in the increase of weight. Colors, Sugar, and methods of preserving milk can make it harmful for our bodies.

Kidney Diseases:

If a person is intolerant to milk than consumption of it can cause kidney or Liver cancer.

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Non-Organic Milk:

Pesticides and herbicides can be present in the feed of cow that can lead to a harmful impact on the human body when non-organic milk is being consumed.

Milk despite it multiple benefits can be harmful if not consumed in the right way or through a right channel. Additives in the milk can make it harmful for our body.

In addition to it, the feed of the animal whose milk is being consumed should be monitored carefully in order to get safe milk. If a person is at risk of any cancer mainly Ovarian, Prostate or Liver a general practitioner and a nutritionist should be consulted before its usage.

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.

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