Well Being

Poll: Is It Natural To Drink Cow’s Milk?

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Alongside debates over the health impacts of milk, there's yet another hot dairy controversy: Some people say drinking cow's milk goes against Mother Nature. Their argument? Each species should stick to drinking the milk that only comes from their own species.

PETA makes the argument that not only is cow's milk the number one cause of food allergies among infants and children, but it's also unnatural:

Besides humans (and companion animals who are fed by humans), no species drinks milk beyond infancy or drinks the milk of another species. Cow's milk is suited to the nutritional needs of calves, who have four stomachs and gain hundreds of pounds in a matter of months, sometimes weighing more than 1,000 pounds before they are 2 years old.

But then other experts, like nutritionist Karen Railey, say consuming cow's milk is completely natural:

Dairy products have been consumed for thousands of years and are mentioned in the Bible as beneficial food.

We want to know what you think? Is drinking cow's milk natural or unnatural? Take our poll below and chime in:

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