Harvard Declares Dairy NOT Part of Healthy Diet

Harvard Declares Dairy NOT Part of Healthy DietThe Harvard School of Public Health sent a strong message to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and nutrition experts everywhere with the recent release of its “Healthy Eating Plate” food guide.  The university was responding to the USDA’s new MyPlate guide for healthy eating, which replaced the outdated and misguided food pyramid.

Harvard’s nutrition experts did not pull punches, declaring that the university’s food guide was based on sound nutrition research and more importantly, not influenced by food industry lobbyists.  The greatest evidence of its research focus is the absence of dairy products from the “Healthy Eating Plate” based on Harvard’s assessment that “…high intake can increase the risk of prostate cancer and possibly ovarian cancer.”  The Harvard experts also referred to the high levels of saturated fat in most dairy products and suggested that collards, bok choy, fortified soy milk, and baked beans are safer choices than dairy for obtaining calcium, as are high quality supplements.

Kudos to Harvard for promoting greater consumption of vegetables and fruits, as well as healthier protein options such as fish, beans or nuts.  And kudos to Harvard for ignoring the lobbyists and showing the USDA what healthy eating is all about.

Source : Care2


  1. finally someone the public will listen to is saying what real nutrition experts have been trying to tell us for decades!

  2. Actually this study is biased and also isn't conducted by actual Harvard. Harvard does declare it part of a healthy diet. I know plenty of people whom attent Harvard. This was a false study done by vegetarians and is in no way true.

  3. AbbeyABlaze, I won't listen to them. I know this study to be untrue.

  4. http://www.facebook.com/vegetarianpage/posts/10151289629207511

  5. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/calcium-and-milk/

  6. Anonymous is wrong if you go to Harvard's own website you can find the full article, or click on the link below..I'm going to post the article.


    Btw I'm posting under anonymous because I don't want to post under my Google id, but you can call me Derfster's Wife. :)

  7. BTW I should note that they aren't fully saying don't drink milk, but they do say it's not the best choice and to limit servings to 1-2 servings of any dairy. They also said less is good as long as you get your calcium from other places such as..."collards, bok choy, fortified soy milk, and baked beans,"

    Read this.... collards, bok choy, fortified soy milk, and baked beans

    -Derfster's Wife.

  8. LOL doh!!! I meant read this...http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/calcium-and-milk/

    -Derfster's Wife


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