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I'm 16 (if that matters at all) and I've never liked milk. It smells and tastes horrible and being near it makes me feel sick. I'm not intolerant to milk or dairy products, I just don't like milk. I like things like cheese and yoghurt which contain milk, but I don't like drinking milk as milk, whether that be on its own, a milkshake, milk in tea, etc.

I've read various things on the internet in support of drinking milk, but just as many as to why people shouldn't drink milk. Really, is it a problem I don't drink milk? I've tried every 'variety', so it's not like I haven't tried semi-skimmed and everything else.
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It's no more of a problem than not consuming any other nutritionally beneficial product. You don't worry about not eating loads of broccoli and kale (both of which are awesome), do you?
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I have the same problem, I hate milk. It makes me feel so sick if I drink it, I just eat cheese and yoghurt to make up for it.


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Drink your milk Edward.

(I hope some of you get this reference)
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i dont even think milk is intended for humans to consume, not cows milk anyway
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(Original post by Plasticine)
I'm 16 (if that matters at all) and I've never liked milk. It smells and tastes horrible and being near it makes me feel sick. I'm not intolerant to milk or dairy products, I just don't like milk. I like things like cheese and yoghurt which contain milk, but I don't like drinking milk as milk, whether that be on its own, a milkshake, milk in tea, etc.

I've read various things on the internet in support of drinking milk, but just as many as to why people shouldn't drink milk. Really, is it a problem I don't drink milk? I've tried every 'variety', so it's not like I haven't tried semi-skimmed and everything else.
It's not going to harm you at all. Yes it's beneficial for those who drink it in sensible amounts but that doesn't mean you're negatively effected by not having it.

Have you tried soya milk? Which isn't really milk but tastes different?
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I don't drink wine. It's a problem to some people but not to me.
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Nope, not a problem. Especially as you're eating other dairy which will give you the same nutrients as milk would anyway.
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I haven't drank milk since I was forced to by the teachers in primary school. But i'm scared i'll get osteoporosis now, (apparently happens to 1/3 people) so iv started drinking hazelnut and almond milk. Delicious
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I don't drink milk either - it's revolting xD
I refused milk at 6 months old, and whilst I have had it since, I've only had it with cereal and in milkshakes when I was younger. Can't do either of those now, it's horrible.

But yeah, whilst milk can be beneficial for you, it's not the end of the world if you don't have it. You can get the calcium, protein etc in plenty of other foods.

I want to try almond milk or something like that, but I'm worried it just tastes like milk xD
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If you weren't supplementing calcium from other sources then your limbs would fall off, but you seem to be compensating so you're fine?
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No, it's fine, i don't drink it either. As long as you get other food products that have Calcium etc-and you said you eat other dairy so it shouldn't be a problem at all.

Adults shouldn't really drink milk often anyway, especially whole milk.
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After reading that the word 'milk' has started to look and sound incredibly weird and annoying.
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If you don't drink milk, you WILL die.

Eventually.
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Ive been allergic to cows milk etc for ages so i just drink rice milk.
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(Original post by rcummins1)
If you don't drink milk, you WILL die.

Eventually.
I find that's a problem even if you do drink milk

In all seriousness, vegans don't drink milk and they can live perfectly healthy lives (that's not to say that all vegan diets are healthy - let's not forget that chips, crisps and most dark chocolates are all vegan!)
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(Original post by n0c0ntr0l)
Drink your milk Edward.

(I hope some of you get this reference)
Beansprout

(Original post by mangoh)
Didn't get it.

Explain.
It's a reference to fullmetal alchemist.

Seriously op, it's not a problem. The ability to digest milk as an adult is a relatively recent thing anyway. Just get your calcium fix elsewhere, lactose intolerant people do.

This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my E15i, because I'm probably at work.
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Lol im a milkman yet I dont drink milk myself anymore :P It tastes too watered down nowadays and rather just stick to water
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Drinking milk is pretty essential, up until the age of 30ish when you can no longer store calcium. If you don't drink milk and your calcium is low, your body will eventually use calcium stored in your bones so your muscles can move, which isn't supposed to happen until you get to a certain age. If you have a very healthy diet except the lack of milk, though, it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
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Harvard agrees with you:

Read this http://www.care2.com/greenliving/har...lthy-diet.html

Also a lot of countries like China or Japan don't have dairy.
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