The Straight Dope

Go Back   Straight Dope Message Board > Main > General Questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-14-2009, 01:53 AM
Love Rhombus Love Rhombus is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Why does milk make me more thirsty?

If I get up for a drink in the middle of the night, I'll rarely drink milk, since it won't quench my thirst. Instead, I'll want to drink more milk, which won't help matters. Why is this?
Reply With Quote
Advertisements  
  #2  
Old 04-14-2009, 01:59 AM
Richard Pearse Richard Pearse is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Kiwi in Adelaide
Posts: 8,019
I don't know. I'm the opposite, if I have a big guzzle of milk in the middle of the night I feel very satisfied.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-14-2009, 02:28 AM
lawoot lawoot is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Just my opinion - because milk isn't meant to be a thirst quencher, it's meant to be food (and food for infants, but that's besides the point).
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-14-2009, 05:26 AM
Crafter_Man Crafter_Man is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
A cup of milk contains 125 mg of salt. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-14-2009, 05:39 AM
Alessan Alessan is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Maybe it makes your throat sticky, and what you perceive as thirst is just the need to wash your throat.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawoot View Post
Just my opinion - because milk isn't meant to be a thirst quencher, it's meant to be food (and food for infants, but that's besides the point).
But it also quenches infants' thirst.

Last edited by Alessan; 04-14-2009 at 05:40 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-14-2009, 07:46 AM
aruvqan aruvqan is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Eastern Connecticut
Posts: 15,276
I am the same, milk always makes me more thirsty ...

My favorite drink is a huge cup of ice cold water, with ice cubes in it, and a dash of lemon or lime juice. I prefer to use either true lemon or true lime [powdered real joice, each packet is equivalent to 1 tsp of juice. It is also great for sprinkling on veggies or fish to add some zing]

Of course, a nice lemon aid or lime aid is nice, but I cant drink them when I am out because of all the sugar. mrAru makes the best lemon or lime ade from scratch at home, with splenda as the sweetening agent=)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-14-2009, 09:07 AM
Philster Philster is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by lawoot View Post
Just my opinion - because milk isn't meant to be a thirst quencher, it's meant to be food (and food for infants, but that's besides the point).

Milk isn't 'meant' to be anything. It's milk. It has consequences, not 'meaning' or even a purpose.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-14-2009, 11:21 AM
hobscrk777 hobscrk777 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2007
This is a good question. I wonder the same thing. In fact, I find that drinking milk leaves some kind of tenacious sweetness on my teeth, and I have to drink a lot of water and brush my teeth before my mouth feels "normal", or at the very least, comfortable, again.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-14-2009, 12:04 PM
Tom Tildrum Tom Tildrum is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Falls Church, Va.
Posts: 9,741
Quote:
Originally Posted by Love Rhombus View Post
If I get up for a drink in the middle of the night, I'll rarely drink milk, since it won't quench my thirst. Instead, I'll want to drink more milk, which won't help matters. Why is this?
Whole milk or skim?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2013 Sun-Times Media, LLC.