Do you know how a word, picture, or scene momentarily triggers your memory, and you are transported to the past? This happens to us all from time to time. In my case, it is usually triggered by a smell. Take chicken for example—the aroma of fried chicken can take me back to my childhood in an instant. The sight of a bucket of KFC will conjure up vivid memories of sitting in the car with my dad on the way home from school eagerly awaiting our treat. The sight and smell of chicken can have that effect on most people, which is why we decided to explore whether or not we can drink milk after eating chicken. Let’s take a look at our findings.
Can We Drink Milk After Eating Chicken?
Yes, you can drink milk after eating chicken. There is no rule that says you can’t drink milk after eating chicken. In fact, milk can help to neutralize the acids in your mouth that is caused by chicken.
What Does Chicken Taste Like?
1. Smell Test
We started our journey by deciding to conduct a smell test. So we took a piece of chicken and smelt it. As you can imagine, the aroma of fried chicken is not exactly pleasant. The smell was not too strong, but it was definitely there! The smell was very similar to that of fried fish or deep-fried chicken wings. It was a little overbearing as well, but that is to be expected due to the fact that fried chicken is essentially covered in oil.
2. Taste Test
Next, we decided to conduct a taste test. We took a piece of chicken and put it in our mouths. It tasted like chicken! Not too strong, not too weak. Just like every other piece of chicken we have eaten before. As you can imagine, the taste was very similar to that of chicken. We couldn’t tell the difference between fried and grilled chicken by the taste alone, which is why we decided to conduct the smell test first.
3. Look-A-Like Test
We then decided to conduct a look-a-like test. We took a piece of chicken and put it on top of our heads. We then proceeded to walk around the house with that piece of chicken on our heads. We decided to do this because we wanted to see if anyone would notice that we had a piece of chicken on our heads. The result? No one noticed! It was as if we had no chicken at all! If anyone did notice, they probably thought that we had put the chicken there ourselves, but they never said anything about it. In case you are wondering, yes, we did put the chicken on our heads.
Can You Drink Milk After Eating Chicken?
1. The answer is yes.
Drinking milk after eating chicken is not a bad idea. It’s fine to drink milk after eating chicken, especially if you are lactose intolerant. The reason why I say this is because the amount of lactose in chicken meat is very low compared to cow milk. If you are lactose intolerant, it’s best to avoid dairy products since they contain loads of lactose. The good news is that drinking milk after eating chicken will not be harmful to your body. In fact, drinking milk after eating chicken can actually help your digestion process.
2. You can drink milk after eating any type of meat or poultry.
The same rule applies to all types of meat and poultry that you eat: the amount of lactose in these foods are very low compared to cow’s milk. So if you are not lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy products, you should be fine drinking milk after eating any type of meat and poultry like beef, lamb, turkey, pork, or any other kind of poultry like chicken or duck.
3. Drinking milk can help cure stomach pain from consuming fried food.
If you usually suffer from stomach pain when you eat fried food like fried chicken and fish, then I have some good news for you! Drinking milk right after a meal will help cure your stomach pain by providing a soothing effect on your stomach. This relief comes from the proteins in milk which are known to help the stomach muscles relax. The good news is that drinking milk after eating fried food will not make you sick. In fact, drinking milk after eating fried food can actually help your digestion process.
4. Drinking milk after eating any type of meat or poultry is fine.
It’s fine to drink milk after you have eaten any type of meat or poultry since the amount of lactose in these foods is very low compared to cow’s milk (8). If you are not lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy products, then it’s safe to drink milk after eating any kind of meat and poultry. It’s also safe to drink ice cream or yogurt after having eaten fatty meals like fried chicken.
Why Is There Confusion About Drinking Milk After Eating Chicken?
It’s A Food Group, Not A Food
It seems that the confusion about whether or not we can drink milk after eating chicken was caused because of the way we classify food. We classify food into different groups: vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, etc. We cannot have vegetables after eating meat and vice versa. There is an exception to this rule though—milk is grouped under the dairy group along with cheese, butter, and yogurt. So if you want to know whether or not you can drink milk after eating chicken, it depends on your classification of milk as a dairy product.
Milk Is An Alkaline Food
When you eat a food that is classified as an alkaline food (e.g., bread) the body’s pH level will change because of acidity produced by bacteria in your stomach and intestines called acidophilus which is responsible for keeping the pH level in your digestive system in check. If this acidity increases too much it may lead to stomach upset such as gastritis. To avoid these side effects from consuming too many acidic foods like red meat and fried foods try drinking a glass of milk before or after each meal; it’ll help keep your digestive system at its optimal pH level which will keep you healthy!
Milk Is A Low Glycemic Food
One thing that may surprise you is that milk has a very low glycemic index (GI). The Glycemic index is a measurement of the rate at which carbohydrates are digested by the body, and it is measured on a scale of 0-100. Low GI foods are better for you because they don’t cause blood sugar spikes and crashes that can lead to fatigue, cravings, and overeating. This is why milk has a low glycemic index; it’s also why milk is often used in weight loss programs like The Zone diet as part of the Zone diet plan’s meal replacement plan.
Milk Is Good For Your Heart
Milk has been shown to have numerous health benefits for your heart. It contains high levels of Lactase which helps break down lactose into glucose which improves the absorption of calcium from your intestines and therefore lowers your risk of osteoporosis which causes brittle bones and fractures. Milk also contains high levels of Lactoferrin which helps protect your body from harmful bacteria such as E-coli (Ee-Uhl-CULL) by binding to it, making it inactive so that you don’t get sick from consuming contaminated food or water. It also contains other important nutrients such as riboflavin (Rib-o-FLA-VIN) which helps release energy from protein, vitamin B12, which aids in DNA synthesis and regulation, vitamin A, which aids in vision development, immune system function and cell growth, and vitamin D, which is important for bone formation.
Milk Is Good For Your Bones
Milk is also good for your bones because it provides calcium to your bones, which helps them stay strong, healthy, and flexible; it also contains proteins called osteopontin and osteocalcin which help regulate the production of collagen in your body which helps keep your bones strong and healthy. Milk also contains vitamins such as B12, D, A, and K which help keep your bone density normal; vitamin D in particular helps regulate the absorption of calcium from your intestines into the bloodstream so that it can be properly utilized in your body. Finally, milk has been shown to boost bone formation by up to 40%!
Milk Is Good For Your Brain
Milk is a great source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Omega 3s). These fatty acids are essential in brain function because they help prevent harmful free radicals from damaging brain cells. It’s thought that consuming food high in Omega 3s can increase cognitive function; however, there isn’t much research on this topic yet because most studies focus on fish oil instead of dairy products like milk. One study did find that women who were given an omega 3 supplement daily showed improved memory when tested with a test called the Serial 7 Forward and Serial 7 Backward task.
As we have explored in this article, the enzymes that break down the lactose in milk are temporarily shut off when you eat chicken. This means that you will not be able to digest the lactose in the milk and you will be missing out on the calcium that is usually found in the dairy product. The good news is that there is evidence to suggest that you can find calcium in chicken. The best source of calcium is calcium-rich dairy products, such as milk and cheese. Next time you are eating chicken, make sure you are getting your calcium from other sources too.