Giving up consuming any type of dairy product is not without consequences. The body can react differently from person to person with regard to bone density, weight loss, skin problems, intolerance and bloating.
Thinking about ditching milk, cheese, butter and all dairy products from your diet? Many people make this choice, to health reasons, when they adopt the veganism, or to benefit from certain advantages associated with a dairy free diet, like losing weight or reducing acne problems. But the reaction to this change is not the same for everyone. So here are some consequences you might notice when you decide to give up dairy products.
Dairy products are full calcium, protein, vitamin D and other minerals important for building strong bones. If you’re on a dairy-free diet, you’ll need to find a way to replace these lost nutrients with green vegetables, almond milk, and broccoli, for example. A nutritionist can give you tips adapted to your tastes and your diet.
Have you decided to give up dairy products to lose weight? Although foods like certain cheeses and ice cream are high in calories, studies cited by Reader’s digest have proven that milk promotes satiety and helps you stay in shape. The result in weight loss depends on the person’s metabolism and the way she replaces dairy products in his diet.
Several studies have established links between acne and milk, especially skimmed milk, but none found a link with cheese or yogurt. No clinical trials have confirmed these results, the only way to check if it’s working for you is to test for yourself. Some people also notice a decrease in symptoms of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
If you are lactose intolerant, you are missing the enzyme that normally breaks down milk sugar. This is why you can suffer in the stomach area when you digest dairy products. If you are not eliminating all dairy products from your diet, but are switching to one or two foods per day, symptoms should gradually decrease, because bacteria rebalance in the intestine. But if you stop dairy completely, the intolerance may get worse, according to experts at Reader’s digest.
You tend to inflate like a balloon after eating a slice of four cheese pizza, or drinking a glass of milk? A dairy-free diet could be the solution. If it is an intolerance, reducing its consumption or giving up dairy products may provide relief.