Debunking the Myths about Milk


Milk is getting a bad reputation, and the public is being exposed to the misinformation. Nina L. Shapiro, one of America’s leading physicians and author of Hype: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, debunks some of the myths of milk.

Shapiro says we have social media to thank and to blame about the misconceptions of dairy milk, and there are multiple celebrities who voice their opinion on anti-dairy. 

The first myth is that alternative kinds of milk are better for you than traditional dairy milk. Alternative milk, like soy and almond, actually contain a lot of added flavoring and sugars. Pure milk, which is more simple, has a lot of protein, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, and calcium. 

The second myth about dairy milk is that there are unnatural ingredients. Shapiro confirms there are no antibiotics in any milk. 

Another myth is that milk contains hormones, and Shapiro says that the vast majority of milk produced in California does not have hormones. Milk is one of the simplest beverages out there

It’s a myth that people are allergic to milk and that the drink will exacerbate other allergies. Shapiro describes the difference between a milk allergy and lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is when someone doesn’t have the ability to digest one of the natural sugars in milk, and it is dose-dependent. 

Check out GOT Milk? For more information on the myths of milk.