More and more people are trying to avoid dairy or choose to go completely dairy-free. Is this just another hype, or should we all go dairy-free to improve our health? To be honest, there isn’t a simple answer.
We’ve all been brought up with the idea that milk is super nutritious and very much needed to build and maintain strong bones. But why is it that we, humans, are the only species that keeps drinking milk after infancy?
Actually, dairy products are not as healthy and needed as we all think. The USDA recommends 3 glasses of milk a day… and – no surprise here – they have been advised by so-called experts in the field which actually work for the dairy industry. So the 3 glasses is a recommendation based on the interest of the dairy industry rather than it is based on scientific evidence.
Does this mean we all have to go dairy-free and say no to ice creams, cheese, yogurt, and butter forever?
As long as you’re not lactose-intolerant or sensitive to milk, and in perfect health, consuming a little dairy from time to time won’t harm your health, just choose for organic or grass-fed products.
The biggest issue right now is that we actually consume too much concentrated dairy protein, which can cause major side effects.