Anomalous1 saidConsider this.
We are the only mammals who continue to drink milk past the weaning stage--and we don't even drink our own milk, we drink cow milk that is fortified with vitamin D so that we can actually use the calcium in it.
We are not really designed to drink milk as adults.
Having said that, I love my chocolate milk and will never give it up.
And almond milk to me tastes like white flavored water.
I won't touch most soy products.
That's something commonly thought but not actually true. The only people not designed for milk are the lactose intolerant, which runs high particularly among Asians and that's why they aren't quite known for their gourmet cheeses.
I was just googling the study I read on that, googled milk Asian and the first entry is a wiki on lactose intolerance.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactose_intolerance
Most mammals normally cease to produce lactase, becoming lactose intolerant, after weaning, but some human populations have developed lactase persistence, in which lactase production continues into adulthood.
It is estimated that 75% of adults worldwide show some decrease in lactase activity during adulthood. The frequency of decreased lactase activity ranges from 5% in northern Europe through 71% for Sicily to more than 90% in some African and Asian countries. This distribution is now thought to have been caused by recent natural selection favoring lactase-persistent individuals in cultures in which dairy products are available as a food source
here's another article on thathttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactase_persistence
Lactase expression persistence is largely due to natural selection. Natural selection is a component of evolution by which a trait affects the chances of the survival of organisms, and consequently, the trait becomes more prevalent in the population over time. Especially in Europe, the genetic variant -13,910*T has been strongly associated with lactase persistence and has been favored by natural selection in the past 10,000 years. Indeed, the consumption of lactose has been proven to benefit humans through adulthood.
here's more...http://phys.org/news170657572.htmlThe genetic change that enabled early Europeans to drink milk without getting sick has been mapped
to dairying farmers who lived around 7,500 years ago in a region between the central Balkans and central Europe.