Milk can be drunk as water in some cases especially when you are thirsty and there is no water. The reason is because 90% components of milk is water. Water is the first most important nutrient for human beings. When your body losses more than 2% water, the body functions will be affected. If there is no water supplying for several days, people may lose their lives. Therefore, if no water is available, milk is a choice.
However, we can drink water as much as we can. But we could not drink milk as much as we can. Except water, milk still has fat, protein, sugar and calcium and so on. These stuffs have limitations for acceptable daily intake. Thus milk should not be drink unrestrictedly.
People usually think milk is high nutritive. Thus it is good to have much. There is a misunderstanding about it. They think nutrition is the content and quality of each nutrient. But actually nutrition refers to the reasonable formulation of each food’s quantity and varieties. It does not mean that to add protein, vitamin, calcium, zinc and so on together is high nutrition. It should have cereals, vegetables, meat, eggs, and beans and so on. These form our daily diet. Therefore, using milk as water is destroying the balance.
In addition, the protein and fat which milk contains are about 3%, sugar 5% and calcium 1‰. If a person shall drink 1.2 liters water per day, calcium is overweighed. Fat and hear energy is also a little bit more. This will easily cause obesity. This is why westerners choose skimmed milk. As for other nutrition in milk, they can be supplied by other food we eat everyday. Hence it is not very important to emphasize them.
Third, high protein, high fat and high energy are one factor of diabetes, tumor and cerebral and vascular diseases. As a result, some scholars do not think highly of drinking milk as water like some westerners do. They even suggest not drinking milk which is surely not very acceptable and reasonable.
In a word, we can drink milk everyday to get some calcium for our bodies. When we are out of water, we can use it as an institute. However, drinking too much milk instead of water for quite a long time is not advisable. It does not give you high or rational nutrition. Instead, it may bring harms to your body.
Finally, let your lovers or family members know this because they may drink milk as water. So they can know how they will choose and do their best to protect their bodies. This is a little Christmas gift you give them.