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Health Benefits and Threats of Drinking Pasteurized Milk

Health Benefits and Threats of Drinking Pasteurized Milk

Before pasteurization, the process of heating and cooling milk to extreme temperatures, was used at the end of the 19th century, people all over the globe drank milk coming straight from cows. However, the use of pasteurization was necessary when cows where contaminated and the handling of milk was unsanitary. But is it necessary to consume pasteurized milk even if the conditions of raising cows were healthy? Pasteurization almost guarantees the destruction of all health threatening bacteria and kills the bacteria that spoil milk as the FDA states. Hence, diseases like typhoid fever, polio, salmonellosis, tuberculosis, scarlet fever, diphtheria and strep throat can be avoided by pasteurizing milk. The lack of bacteria also prolongs the shelf life of milk. Opinions …

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