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I thought so. It is not those of us that are lactose intolerant that are weird. Lactase persistence (lactase is the enzyme that enables some of us to digest lactose without potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal effects) is the weird mutation and it is more natural to stop drinking lactose/milk after infancy.

Milk Drinking Still a Mystery : Discovery News

Hmmm. *contemplates making an icon of a glass of milk crossed out with the internationally recognisable symbol for NO! (A red circle round the glass with a diagonal red line bisecting the circle, like no smoking signs cross out a cigarette)*


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Jan. 27th, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
I don't drink a lot of milk but I do use it in my coffee and could not imagine going without it there. I really don't like black coffee. I have given up on artificial sweeteners though and even processed sugar. There are a few times when I really do enjoy a glass of milk though, like with a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven. I am lucky if that happens once each year though and probably not even that.
Jan. 27th, 2014 04:20 am (UTC)
I've wondered about this myself, and I wonder if the reason we took up milk-drinking was to replace earlier dietary things that are now found taboo or "gross"... things like breast-feeding for a longer period of time, and to replace calcium our earlier ancestors may have gotten from eating insects... which are a good calcium source.
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