Like we discussed in the article ‘meat & man boobs’, milk also comes with similar problems. According to the medical journal, the FDA has approved a drug called rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) to be injected into the cows to increase production of milk by 15%. Although it is not that harmful for humans, a few studies have found that such rBGH treated cow’s milk contains 10x more IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor).
It is already a well-known fact (as written in our blog) that IGF-1 along with estrogens together promotes enlarged breasts in men. So, if you’re drinking milk that is taken from dairy cows treated with rBGH, then losing man boobs may become even more difficult, unless you stop the consumption.
It is also to be noted that even Soy milk gives male breasts because of its estrogen levels.
Organic vs Non-Organic Milk (rBGH) w.r.t Gynecomastia
Like we said above, the non-organic milk or milk collected from rBGH treated cows is not good for treating man boobs as it is actually the root cause of the problem. So, based on that statement, you may ask is organic milk ok? Well, No! Although organic milk is better than its counterpart, it is advised to avoid milk completely if you’re trying to lose man boobs.
This is because milk (skimmed/whole) consumption causes an increase in the insulin levels due to the amino acid composition of its proteins, which is not good for losing man breasts. However, you can have cream and butter, as they are very high in fat, low in milk proteins and lactose content. So, they are less insulinogenic than milk.
What is the Alternative for milk? Don’t my bones break if I skip milk?
Well, it is actually a lie promoted by the dairy industry since ages that drinking milk is good for bones and teeth. If that is true, then why American women who drink more milk are having the highest rate of osteoporosis? According to the multi-country analysis, it is found that the more milk you drink, the more chances is for you to break your bones.
So, it is advised to include green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach etc… in your diet. Apart from the fact that they contain more calcium than milk, the calcium from vegetables is more easily absorbed and retained by the body.
It is better you avoid milk altogether and stick to the foods that burn chest fat. Of-course, skipping milk alone won’t help you lose man boobs! Follow a healthy lifestyle by including man boob exercises and avoid the use of any steroids.