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Why some people don't drink milk?

whoisdeadwhoisdead Posts: 46 ✭✭
edited April 2017 in Food and Drink
Describe your feeling about it.

I personally love milk. However, I suppose some people are lactose intolerant that's why they can't drink milk.


  • KingOfHatsKingOfHats Posts: 7
    I'm not lactose intolerant however I do understand why people don't drink milk. People tend to literally get sick to their stomach more easily when they drink milk, therefore making some people avoid drinking it.
  • JaydenJayden Posts: 38 ✭✭
    Why some people don't drink milk?Well,I personally think there may be some people who are sensitive to milk.I'm in my 20s and I absolutely love drinking milk.I think has a refreshing taste to it.
  • CyjoeyinCyjoeyin Posts: 12 ✭✭
    I think maybe is the teste and smell make some people don't like to drink milk just like me. Even though I know it is great for health.
  • WilsonNgWilsonNg Posts: 5
    I think people that don't drink milk because they don't like the smell of milk,but I am the one that really love milk.
  • yangchin1997yangchin1997 Posts: 14 ✭✭
    Because some people think that milk have some weird taste .
  • herng12345herng12345 Posts: 6
    Base on my opinion, people who doesn't drink milk is due to the taste of the milk. Some people thinks milk is disgusting to them which could be the smell of it or even the taste of it. Also, some people might face problem of stomach upset or vomit whenever they taste the milk.

    I personally do love to drink milk.
  • pavitradevi98pavitradevi98 Posts: 1
    Based on my opinion why some people don't drink milk is because of it taste. From scientific aspect, milk is a product from blood. And people may think it's weird to drink. But I love to drink milk because it's taste good to me and helps my growth.
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 398 ✭✭✭
    Milk!! i like it, i prefer goat rather than cow, add some honey :p .

    But i'm not sure why some people don't like it, never had encounter someone who is lactose intolerant, perhaps like what some people said due to the smell and how it taste.
  • YellowtailYellowtail Posts: 756 ✭✭✭✭
    As far as you guys here are concerned, the majority have no problem to drink milk. I myself also dring milk everyday. But according to Wikipedia, 65% of people in the world are lactose intolerance, and it's more than 90% in parts of East Asia.
    That's way some anti-milk advocates in my country claim we should do away with milk from school lunch.
  • mounamouna Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭
    My friend drink milk every day,he can't live without milk, personally,I have to drink it once a day if it's possible.Sometimes, when I don't wake up early,I couldn't drink milk at 11am,for me it's time for lunch not for breakfast.
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 779 ✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    I don't drink milk because I purge if I have drunk more than my measure. Which is rather small. Probably, I have that lactose issue. I can still drink fermented milk products, e.g. the Russian version of sour milk - 'kefir'. I eat cheese and butter too.

    The most dreadful thing in milk is skin which appear in boiled milk. Luckily, the last time I had to eat it was in my childhood. But it literally made me vomit. At that time some milk was sold in bulk and therefore had to be boiled. Here we also have so-called 'milk soup'. Luckily, I haven't eaten it for decades. My mother likes it, though.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,712 mod
    At school when we were given milk to drink at break time, I think quite a lot of children didn't want their milk because they didn't like the taste @Cyjoeyin. I love milk. But in Asia often people don't have much of a taste for it. I think also there is are a lot of people who are lactose intolerant. The more I read, the more I see milk is not as healthy as it's made out to be as it can be difficult to digest.
  • NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 823 Teacher
    @Practical_Severard I hate that milk skin too - I can´t drink hot milk for exactly that reason! I know people say hot milk helps you sleep, but I think it would give me nightmares!
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 779 ✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    @NatashaT said:
    >I hate that milk skin too
    There are lots of us, milk skin haters! If one set up a milk skin haters' club it would have huge membership.

    > I know people say hot milk helps you sleep, but I think it would give me nightmares!

    I've read that milk is 100% good only for small children. If one needs something to calm down before going to bed there's a wide variety of options besides hot milk. Camomile tea, for example.
  • MichouxeMichouxe Posts: 5,193 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't know what my mother gave me to drink, because, me and also my mother self don't like milk! Only chocolate milk !! But I think if I was a baby she did not give me a chocolate milk??? Maybe something others like coffee or beer, JOKE!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,712 mod
    It's very interesting how some people love it while others really hate it! I really like the taste of anything with milk. Nowadays though, I tend to go for semi-skimmed milk, simply because full-fat milk is rather fattening. It doesn't taste as good though. I have tasted buffalo milk and this is amazing, it tastes so good. This has to be boiled before drinking but I have never seen a skin on (unless my friends remove it). Milk, yoghurt, cheese, cream, curd, whey - I love them all.

    Lots of sauces contain milk too. Last night I made a seafood macaroni bake which had a white sauce made with milk.

  • Jacqueline123Jacqueline123 Posts: 5
    Firstly, i agree with your interesting question, sometimes i also curious why some people don't drink milk at all.No idea... In my own opinion, milk is healthy drinks for bone, because it has contain a lot of protein inside. Milk is suitable drinking before you sleep.
  • SZShuangSZShuang Posts: 3
    I think some people don't like to drink milk because it's taste and smell is very strange. When I was young I had started drinking Milo,I have no impression of drinking milk at all.So, I'm not sure I like or dislike drink milk.....
  • FredericoFrederico Posts: 6
    I am intolerant to lactose, but anyway, I do not think milk is good for your health, at least for an adult.
  • NickTomNickTom Posts: 39 ✭✭
    I think, some people don't drink milk due to their habit. Like me, when I was a child, there was no milk to drink. So I don't have the habit of drinking milk. But nowadays, when my children are thirsty, the first thing they think of is milk and they drink it every day. That's their habit from childhood.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,712 mod
    I agree with you @NickTom. I think a lot of people drink milk out of habit. I don't know if it's true, but I tend to think Americans are big milk drinkers compared to most.
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