Casein (a protein in cow's milk) and lactoprotein (a protein in breast milk) are completely different proteins.
The human body can digest, at most, 50% of animal protein (Casein), the remaining is left in the body and cause allergy, whereas our body can digest up to 90% of breast milk.
Research shows that compared to children who grew up on breast milk, a higher percentage of children who grew up on cow's milk have allergies.
A child who grow up with allergies will be affected in many areas due to side effects of medication used, e.g. inhaler, steroids. These medication will affect their normal growth. The itchiness and absence from school will affect their learning process also.
2. Cause Calcium Loss - leads to Osteoporosis (instead of strengthening the bones)
Animal protein is acidic, hence the body will dissolve BONE material to provide calcium and phosphate to neutralise the acidic protein. This causes calcium loss from the bone.
Animal proteins have a very high content of sulfur-containing amino acids such as methionine and cystein, which have a powerful effect on the kidney's calcium excretion.
Thus, animal protein is MORE likely to cause calcium loss than plant protein.
3. Excessive animal protein intake is linked to cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Cow milk contain animal hormones that increase the risk of getting cancer such as breast cancer and prostate cancer.
4. Intake of Antibiotics from cow's milk
Cows are injected with antibiotics to prevent from falling sick. These doses of antibiotics will go to the milk also.
Children end up consuming sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics in every glass of milk which will lead their body to have superbugs and weaken the immune system.
The human body cannot break down animal protein effectively
Excessive consumption burdens and damages the liver and kidney
Difficult to digest
May cause allergies
High in saturated fats
High in Cholesterols
Long term consumption may increase risk of diseases including atherosclerosis, fatty liver, heart attack, and even cancer
Excessive consumption increases calcium loss from the body
Increases risk of osteoporosis
Is there a better choice?
Yes, we can go for soy bean to get the protein source for our children.
Compared to animal proteins, plant proteins such as soy protein are more easily absorbed by the body.
Plant proteins provide the body with essential nutrients but with less fat and fewer calories.
Besides, soy is rich in phytochemicals to effectively boost immune functions.
The American Diabetes Association hails soy as the ideal source of protein for diabetics as soy does not burden the kidneys. Soy protein is a plant protein. Hence, it does not contain any animal hormones or fats, making it the healthier choice.
In summary, Soy Protein:
Low in calories
Easily broken down and absorbed
Does not burden health
Does not cause allergies
Can increase bone density and enhances calcium retention
Research shows that replacing animal protein with soy protein can lower calcium loss by 50%.
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