4 reasons to quit eating dairy
Dairy is pretty much everywhere, in our milk, cheese even our favourite pasta. The average American consumes 36 pounds of cheese, 200 pounds of milk and cream and 24 pounds of ice cream yearly. We might have the conception that dairy brings with it certain health benefits. Indeed the industry brags about bone health and calcium, but scientific proves otherwise. If you are calcium deficient, there are a variety of other non-dairy calcium sources. Read on to find out the harmful side effects of eating dairy
1. Fewer pimples.
Cutting out on dairy may leave you less prone to developing acne. Research has shown that milk has testosterone-like hormones which may lead to increased oil production in the skin thus causing breakouts.
2. Improved digestion, reduced flatulence. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, almost two-thirds of the world has problems digesting milk. Depending on ethnic groups, this can range from mild to severe lactose intolerance. If you know you are lactose intolerant, not consuming dairy products can lead to less gas, bloating, diarrhoea and stomach cramps.
3. Less risk of cancer. Women who drink more than a glass of milk a day might increase their risk of cancer by two times, according to Swedish researchers. Another Harvard study found that men who drink more than 2 servings a day increase their chances of developing prostate cancer by 34%.
4. Live longer.
Milk contains galactose, a simple milk sugar that induces oxidative stress and low-grade inflammation which are often precursors to diseases. A BMJ study shows that each glass of milk daily increases the risk of mortality by 15%. Women who imbibe more than 3 glasses a day are twice as likely to die over the next two decades.
Julieanna Hever, a plant based dietitian and author of several nutritional books say that refraining from eating dairy can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and obesity.