Milk And Osteoporosis
Q: I really disagree that milk is acidic. Perhaps other dairy products are but not milk unless it is going bad. Usually it is very close to neutral and my chemistry classes test it every year.
A: Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Milk is least acidic when it’s unpasteurized and raw. However, all animal-derived proteins have been scientifically proven to be acidic.
Many published studies show that when animal protein is consumed (regardless of the source), so much calcium leaks from our bones that there is calcium in the urine (it’s called hypercalcinuria). The only dairy products that are not acidic are soured milk products such as unsweetened yogurts, kefir and sour cream.