Correcting false ideologies connected to milk bacteria
Posted on August 20th, 2013

By, Dr. Nishan Wijesinha (Specialist Consultant) MIS Services 107, St AnthonyƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Road, Colombo 3.

There is an alarming sound around the Nation of the health dangers of milk bacteria. I am writing this article to correct false ideologies and bring the reader, the Ministry of Health and the producers to the correct whereabouts of milk production, which will aid all in building a healthier Nation. Fist of all let me begin with pasteurization. Pasteurization is the process of heating milk and then rapidly cooling it to eliminate bacteria and its lengthened shelf life. Powdered milk undergoes dehydration to create a product suitable for easily mixing with liquid. Pasteurization of milk completely removes beneficial bacteria from raw milk. The process also weakens protein chains in milk and diminishes vitamins and minerals. The pasteurization process completely eliminates vitamin C and water soluble vitamins from milk. The lactic acid fermentation bacteria present in powdered milk is helpful to the human body because it inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria and aids in digestion. This allows the body to absorb more nutrients. Full cream and purely 2% fat milk powder which is not adulterated with fat soluble vitamins and plant fat is completely safe for consumption.

3 Responses to “Correcting false ideologies connected to milk bacteria”

  1. douglas Says:

    I am neither a specialist nor a scientist to agree or disagree on what is said. However, out of keen interest to find out more facts I browsed through the internet to educate myself on the subject, “Powered Vs Pasteurized Milk”. My experience in that was “entering a wild, wild, forest, where we find different, different varieties of trees that can be categorized as beneficial and harmful and more so as “more beneficial and less harmful”. Yet, there is also another view giving expression to the “benefits of raw milk”. It also revels that certain countries like Canada has by legislation prohibited the sale and drinking of “unpasteurized Milk”and on further inquiry it was found that it has no “powered milk” on the self other than “infant milk” contained in containers. Anyway, it would be interesting to produce below what I found in one of the sites in regard to “Powered Milk” (perhaps it could be the view of the supporters of “Fresh Milk)

    “Commercial milk powders are reported to contain oxysterols (oxidized cholesterol) in higher amount than in fresh milk (up to 30ug.g.) Oxysterols are derivatives of cholesterol that are produced either by free radicals or by enzymes, some free radicals derived oxysterols have been suspected of being initiators of atherosclerotic plaques.”

    So what do we do? If Canada has by legislation requires to stock and sell only “Pasteurized Milk” is that a good thing to do?

    Dr. Wijesinha: You might know better. Please do write on this subject more for the good of the people. Thank you.

  2. douglas Says:

    In the above comment a correction is made here. The “Powered” must be corrected as “Powdered” milk. Sorry for the typographical error.

  3. douglas Says:

    Dear Dr. Wijesinghea: This “Milk Issue” has reached national levels and in my opinion all citizens must get interested in the matter. But see, what a “lethargic” attitude shown by the readers of this Web Page alone? It is nothing strange to me, because I see daily how some of the so called and self styled “PATRIOTS” based here and abroad write and comment on “POLITICAL” issues and giving more and more credence to stories that give them their ego boost and completely ignore “Health Issues” which affect the nation as a whole. Don’t we realize that from the cradle to the grave the “NATION” is subjected to go through deteriorating health problems and talk big on “Development” etc. We in Sri Lanka are experiencing a “massive problem” on health issues and daily reports indicate that it has reached alarming proportions and even gathered the proportions of another imminent danger of a “TERRORIST” threat of a kind that we conveniently ignore in the name of “Development”, “Freedom” “Accountability” etc.

    Well what to do. If people want to live in the self motivated “LUXURIANCE” and forget the “NEED TO MAINTAIN GOOD HEALTH”, sadly they are living in the shortened life on this planet.

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