We all loved a glass of milk as a child and it still has a fond place in my heart today, although no longer a place in my fridge. I am lucky (if you see it that way) as I tolerate milk and dairy well, in fact I seem to tolerate most food & drinks quite well. That being said when I discovered the Paleo diet & read and listened to a lot of the science behind how our bodies digest & process certain foods I had some choices to make; which foods to eat & which ones to avoid? Dairy is a bit of a grey area in Paleo-land with advocates for & against, it’s very much a personal choice.
I decided that I no longer needed milk in my diet & the only appreciable difference it’s made to my life is that I now drink tea & coffee black, which I have come to prefer. This brings me to the point of this posting, here in the UK we are in the middle of a series of protests by dairy producers who are up in arms about being squeezed by price cuts & increased feed costs which would cause them to make a loss on the milk they sell to the big supermarkets. Although I do understand that these farmers work hard & deserve adequate recompense for the job they do, I find it hard to be sympathetic when I hear farmers saying the cost of feeding their herds has increased because the price of soy & grain has gone up in price! Excuse me if I’m wrong but don’t cows naturally eat grass, that grows for free?
Sadly we are cutting quality for the sake of price & convenience which is one of the main reasons that I quit drinking milk. So why not give your tea & coffee a try without milk & see if you can live without it too?