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Milk is full of preservatives, not only toxic but also carcinogenic?

3 kinds of "milk" to really drink less

By CustoPublished 2 years ago 6 min read

When it comes to milk, many people think of its other name, "white blood". As the oldest and most natural beverage, milk is very important to the body.

For many people, milk is an essential food, and many people like to drink a glass of milk with breakfast because of its rich protein content.

And many parents believe that drinking milk can help children get calcium and make them grow taller faster, so milk is on the breakfast table of many families.

However, in real life, there is this saying about milk: "Milk is full of preservatives, drinking milk is toxic and carcinogenic!"

So, is this statement true? To let you have more knowledge and understanding of milk, here is a look at it.


First of all, let's understand the types of milk

1. Fresh milk

Fresh milk, also called pure milk, is a uniform gelatinous fluid that is milky white or slightly yellow, with no precipitation, no clots, no impurities, no starchiness, and no odor.

2. High-calcium milk

High-calcium milk, as the name implies, is milk with the higher calcium content. It is also known as calcium-fortified milk, which is artificially added to enhance the calcium content of the milk to increase its nutritional value.

The so-called fortification, in nutrition, is the supplementation of a certain nutrient in a certain food, and such food is called nutritionally fortified food.

3. Prepared milk

A liquid product made from not less than 80% raw cow's milk, with other raw materials added, after sterilization and other processes.

4. Dairy beverage

Dairy products as raw materials, add water and the appropriate amount of auxiliary materials through the configuration or fermentation of the beverage products. Milk-containing beverages can also become milk (milk) beverages, milk (milk) drinks. (Prepared dairy beverage/fermented dairy beverage/lactobacillus beverage)


Is milk full of preservatives? Not only is it toxic but also carcinogenic.

Some people think that milk is full of preservatives, but this perception is not correct, milk has its special sterilization method, which is pasteurization and ultra-high temperature sterilization method.

Pasteurization is the use of low temperatures (60 to 85 degrees Celsius) to sterilize milk, the shelf life of milk sterilized in this way is generally 2 to 7 days.

The autoclaving method is to put the milk into a condition of 137°C to 145°C for heating so that most of the bacteria lose their biological activity under the high-temperature condition.

The higher the temperature, the more effective the sterilization of the milk. Most milk has a shelf life of up to three years or half a month.

It is important to note that with pasteurized milk, even if the milk begins to spoil, there is no evidence that the microorganisms growing in the milk can cause serious harm to our health.

If you drink a lot of spoiled milk, you may find yourself with an upset stomach and possibly severe diarrhea, but there is no indication that spoiled milk can cause infection or serious illness.


Reminder: 4 types of "fake milk" to drink less

Did you know? Milk also has the difference between real and fake, the following 3 kinds of "fake milk" to drink as little as possible.

1. Recovered milk

The process of recovering milk is relatively complex, it is after some processes, and then the milk is into milk powder, compared with other kinds it still has some nutritional value, but it is not compared with the nutritional value of raw cow's milk.

The main thing is that the price is also higher than raw cow's milk, the cost is very low, although the taste will be better than raw cow's milk, it is recommended that we do not always give children to drink, occasionally or to drink a raw cow's milk better.

2. Walnut milk

Walnut milk is formed by a mixture of various flavors, not milk, they have a common name, called flavored milk.

This means that this type of milk, which all belong to is mixed with a variety of additives, and then add flavors, sugar, and other ingredients, are blended and obtained.

The fact is that you will find a lot of people who are not able to get a good deal on this kind of milk, so you should not drink it, as it is not good for your body.

3. Breakfast milk

Breakfast milk is not unfamiliar to anyone, in the place selling breakfast there are all kinds and flavors of breakfast milk, what red date flavor, strawberry flavor, and sweet and sour children love to drink.

Parents often buy them, and some parents even move them from supermarkets to their homes to save time.

The nutritional value of this breakfast milk is very low, but also contains a lot of additives and flavors, not milk at all, children drinking more may be detrimental to growth.

4. Children's milk

Now there are many varieties of children's milk on the market, but many businesses are playing under the banner of children's milk, the most important ingredient in this kind of milk is sugar, and other nutrients are very little.

Children's bodies are developing rapidly, and too much sugar in their bodies can easily reduce the sensitivity of their taste buds, leading to decreased appetite and, in severe cases, obesity or developmental delays.

To let the child's body grow better, parents try not to buy this type of milk for their children.


Extension: What are the 4 main criteria for selecting milk?

1. Look at the calcium content

The calcium content of milk is also an important criterion for judging the quality of milk. Generally, the calcium content of milk is between 90 mg and 120 mg per 100 grams.

The higher the calcium content in the milk, the better its quality, but this assumes that no artificial calcium has been added. So, when buying milk, you can choose milk with the high calcium content.

2. Look at the ingredient list

We usually buy food, in addition to recognizing the brand trademark, but also carefully check the ingredients list. Pure milk does not add any substances, the ingredients list only "raw cow's milk" the three words, represent it as a high-quality nutritious pure milk, and it is recommended to buy.

If the bag says other ingredients, such as water, saccharin, milk powder, and other additives, you can determine that it is a dairy beverage. The sweet and sour taste all depends on the ingredients, the nutritional value is greatly reduced, drinking too much is also easy to gain weight, occasionally to relieve cravings can, but do not drink every day.

3. Look at the trademark keywords

The keywords of the trademark can be considered from many aspects, such as the origin of milk, texture, etc.

When choosing a trademark, we can start from these aspects and choose words related to the characteristics of milk, such as "Chun, pastoral, pure, fresh, good, crown, yuan, hi, and source...".

When choosing a trademark, focus on whether the trademark is easy to read and remember, avoid negative words, and do not need to bring "milk / pure milk" and other similar words, because any trademark can be directly followed by this industry's common vocabulary for use.

4. look at the nutrition table

January 1 this year, the state requires the mandatory implementation of the "general rules of pre-packaged food nutrition labeling", all pre-packaged food, including milk must indicate the nutritional content.

For milk, Wang Zhu believes that special attention needs to be paid to the protein and fat content of the two, the higher the content of these two indicators, indicating that the milk quality is better.


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