As kids we were made to have milk every day and were told that it’s good for health. But that’s not true. While for some people it works wonders, it’s not for everyone.
It’s safe to say many of us are very fond of dairy. So you may be surprised to know that consumption of all dairy products has been steadily declining since 2005, with 22% of Americans reporting they’ve decreased their intake, according to a survey by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The reasons people give dairy the slip are as varied as the number of milk substitutes. Weight loss, clearer skin, disease prevention, and increased energy are just a few of the benefits people associate with a no-dairy diet.
1. You will lose weight
You will find lactose in all dairy products which is a form of sugar. The sugar content in dairy although minimal is enough to elevate your insulin levels. If you are trying to lose weight, you would certainly want to normalise your insulin which also play a big role in losing weight.
2. Your digestion gets better
Lactose is not easy to digest for everyone. Lactose intolerance can cause diarrhea to develop and even worsen. During digestive problems, it may still be okay to eat yogurt and hard cheeses because they have no lactose, or you can try lactose-free milk.
3. Bones become stronger
Your bones will be more strong! Yes don’t be surprised it’s not us who are saying this. According to the 2014 study in British Medical Journal, researchers found that people who drank milk regularly were more prone to hip fractures!
4. You will cut risk of cancer
According to the Swedish researchers, drinking more than one glass of milk per day may double your risk of ovarian cancer, while a Harvard study found men who consumed more than two daily dairy servings had a 34% increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Again, dairy hormones are the likely culprits; dairy products boost the amount of insulin-like growth factor in your blood, a hormone that’s been shown to fuel cancer cell growth.
5. Will feel less bloated
About 75% of the world’s population can’t break down lactose, the sugar found in milk. This condition is known as lactose intolerance. People who are lactose intolerant, bloating is a common side effect according to a 2009 Baylor College study. So next time you have no clue about feeling bloated, curb your intake of milk and other dairy products.