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Lauren Conrad "Got Milk?" Campaign

Got Milk? Reasons to Go Out and Get Some

When I was younger, I had to to drink a glass of milk with every meal. As I got older my dad loosened up a bit with his rule, and I found that I drank less and less of the stuff. In my father's generation they drank milk in the same way many of us grew up drinking soda or juice. Nowadays, it's more unusual to drink milk than not — something I've learned only because I get funny stares whenever I order a glass while out. The Got Milk? ad campaign was born years ago as a way to give milk cool status again. Well, you can't get cooler than this: its latest model is Lauren Conrad, and the company created interest by campaigning with LC's fans over Twitter. Besides having the backing of LC, here are five reasons you should enjoy a glass of milk today:

  • According to a study, women who drank two glasses of fat-free milk after strength training gained more muscle and lost more fat as compared to women who consumed energy drinks.
  • Dairy fat is good for the heart. It may lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels, or decrease the chances of a heart attack.

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  • Milk is full of calcium, which is essential for good bone health and helping prevent osteoporosis. And a study has shown that drinking your calcium is more effective in creating strong bones than taking a supplement.
  • Vitamin D has been in the press a lot because many of us aren't getting enough and it's something we really need. Milk continues to be an easy and excellent source of Vitamin D.
  • If you've got a case of the PMS blues, milk might be exactly what you need. Studies indicate that it can cut PMS symptoms in half.

Have you got milk?

northen123 northen123 7 years
Has anyone read 'The Kind Diet'? A lot of interesting stuff in their about milk and the effects it has on the body. I grew up eating a lot of dairy and was a self-confessed cheese addict. I've since discovered I'm lactose intolerant and a lot of my health problems have cleared up nicely. I also used to sure that milk was good for you (calcium etc). Woke up from that daydream, too.
weffie weffie 7 years
To those who are wondering, yes we are just as anti-cheese and anti-yogurt as we are anti-milk. I'm not debating whether dairy products have historically been part of a human diet... but shit, people used to brush their teeth with ashes and a rag--does that mean it's the best we can come up with today?? I encourage all you "cool milk drinkers" to do a bit of research beyond government food guides, because those are paid for by the various agricultural industries that they promote. The breast cancer and osteoporosis rates in milk-drinking countries speak for themselves!
Tawanda Tawanda 7 years
Man oh man, how I hate milk! But I do need to find ways to better my diet though. Do you have any articles for people trying to GAIN weight????
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i grew up in farm country and saw all the gross stuff. whatever. there's gross stuff in lots of foods. ever wonder how fruit juices get their color? you know what's in peanut butter? or yogurt? GROSS STUFF!!!!!
Acid-Pops Acid-Pops 7 years
Sorry, I spelled bluesarahlou wrong.
Acid-Pops Acid-Pops 7 years
@blusrahlou: As I said, my dad used to breed cows. He saw the pus in the infected wounds on the teets. I believe him and I don't think he's trying to push anti-milk propaganda on his own daughter, especially since he loves milk.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I agree with Glowing...for those that hate milk....what's your stance on cheese and other dairy derived foods? Do you loathe cheese and yogurt as much as you hate milk? And as far as the "pus in milk" argument's pretty bunk. There is a difference between somatic cells (the cells found in milk) and actual pus. Somatic cells are used to measure milk quality. Higher levels of somatic cells indicates a sick cow. Milk with high levels of somatic cells are not sold for human consumption. I think equating somatic cells with pus is more anti-milk propaganda than actual truth. Pus sounds grosser, so it's much more effective in freaking people out.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I have three servings of dairy every day. My husband jokes there seems to be a baby in the house, as our fridge is stockpiled with gallons of milk for my dairy habit. It's funny, as we decided not to have children. Incidentally, generally speaking, my fridge has more milk than households with kids. I know because I've helped myself to other people's fridges (with their permission, of course) seeking milk. :) As far as the argument that it's unnatural for humans to drink other animal's milk, I find that absurd. Is there the same stigma against cheese, yogurt, ice cream, butter, buttermilk that's DERIVED from milk?? These products are highly consumed by Americans. Also, products such as cheese and yogurt are historical food items (found in many ethnic cultures). Ingesting milk (and it's products) seems pretty damn natural to me. Just look at present day, and human history.
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
@ Meowphotog I think the word "milk" refers to the substance. For example, there could be "milk" from plants (the liquid-like substance when you cut it, etc). There was article on how dairy association was trying to brand the word "milk" (to take it away from soy, almond, etc.)
bribella27 bribella27 7 years
I love milk though I don't drink it that often, but I do eat a decent amount of dairy. I don't understand the anti-milk people. It is fine if you don't like the way it tastes, I think broccoli sucks and I don't eat it, but I don't think it is some horrible product that the evil dairy lobbyists are pushing on this site either.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Agree with weffie. Sabrina27 - Also, read the China Study.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
i think even if i wasn't intolerant to lactose, i wouldn't drink milk, i just hate everything about how it looks, smells, changes the texture of foods disgusting. i can't bring myself to drink milk substitutes either because they share all those characteristics of milk. so just water and juice for me!
Meowphotog Meowphotog 7 years
I dont think Soy, Almond, or Rice milk is natural....especially Almond, that's a nut right? So how does it become milk????????? But I'd drink them just as I drink fat free organic milk. It's tasty and it makes my bones strong. It's all about perspective and experience.
Acid-Pops Acid-Pops 7 years
I've always been completley grossed out by milk. My dad used to breed cows and he told me that there is pus in milk. Apparently, the cow's teets are hooked up to machines that squeeze them so that the milk comes out and then the milk is transferred via a tube to somewhere. The machines that do the milking irritate the teets until they are sore and infected and then the pus ends up in your milk. Blech!
pixiedusk pixiedusk 7 years
weird.. i just bought 2 big bottles of low fat milk... hehe... im cool?
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Me either Jazzy :)
jazzytummy jazzytummy 7 years
Wow....I love milk Guess I'm not one of the cool kids.
tsharp25 tsharp25 7 years
Thanks for the tip kcmosinki! Here's another Fit article with ways to get calcium for fellow non-milk-drinkers:
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Growing up, we always drank milk with meals, but I don't drink it much now. I don't really care much for the taste of plain milk and I'd rather get my calcium from other sources. My husband grew up on a dairy farm and they used to drink raw milk from the tank. My inlaws figured it was good, cheap nutrition. I think it's probably better to drink the raw milk vs. pasteurized if it's from your own cows; there are probiotics and a lot of nutrients in it that get killed off during pasteurization.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I'm guessing this is the one Kim:
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