When I say milk, the first thing that pops up is a white liquid that is poured in a transparent glass, or maybe perhaps, cows. But what most people don’t know is that there are many types of milk and even many sources of milk. Milk is essentially a term that means liquid that has been extracted from an animal or plant. Yes, plant.
Milk can be made/extracted out of soy beans, almonds, coconuts, cashew nuts and a lot more. But how does it matter? In reality, it matters a lot. Firstly, milk from animals has growth hormone suitable for that animal. If you drink cow’s milk, you are taking in growth hormone that is supposed to make an animal from 0 kilos to 400 kilos in less than 2 years. Humans take 20 years to come to maybe a 100 kilos. Cows milk isn’t for you, buffalo milk isn’t for you, animal milk isn’t for you.
Each mammal produces milk for it’s own children, humans are the only animals that drink another animal’s milk. There are many documentaries that talk about the horrors of milk extraction and how it’s bad for you(search Youtube for Milk documentaries), this article is just meant to be the tip of the iceberg for that.
I would be inclined towards introducing you to plant based milks, soy milk, cashew milk, rice milk, almond milk. The convenient part about milk is that it’s readily available. In many parts of the world, few plant based milks are available, but in India, the availability is very low. So your best bet would be to make the milk yourself and use it. I’ll talk about specific recipes in a separate article, but essentially, it’s about soaking the item, put them in a blender, add water,blend and strain.
It is just as easy as that, with a little bit of effort and planning, you can use milk that doesn’t harm your body.