The Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Dairy
I don’t know whether you are still sing dairy products, I personally stopped consuming any dairy related products several years ago and feel a lot better ever since.
I suggest you read the following story to get a good idea of the benefits of doing so:
7 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Dairy
File this under things you probably never thought you could do. Give up the tantalizing mouthfeel of smoked gouda melted over juicy summer tomatoes in a sandwich? Forgo fresh mozzarella cradled in the sensual embrace of balsamic and basil? Nix crispy nachos swimming in a whirlpool of cheddar, scallions and tomatoes?
As it turns out, slashing dairy from your diet has numerous health benefits, from improving digestion to lowering your risk of chronic disease. Not to mention dropping weight fast by eliminating the calories and bad fats that dairy can pack. Read on to find out what giving up dairy can do for you and your waistline.
Your digestion will improve
Scary stat alert: Between 60 to 90 percent of the population suffers from lactose intolerance, a gastrointestinal condition in which the body is unable to easily digest lactose, a type of naturally occurring sugar in dairy. Yet countless Americans endure the resulting discomfort anyway. “When you give up dairy, watch your digestion improve,” says Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, a plant-based dietitian, and author of The Vegiterranean Diet and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition. “It can reduce bloating, gas, constipation, and other digestive responses. Most people in different cultures stop producing lactase — the enzyme required to digest dairy — in adulthood.” We are, after all, the only species that drinks another species’ milk. So is it all that surprising that we have problems digesting dairy?
Your bowels will benefit
All ears if you have IBS. “Those suffering from IBS are often recommended to attempt a FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo- Di- Monosaccharide and Polyols) elimination diet,” explains Kayleen St. John, RD, a nutritionist at New York City’s Natural Gourmet Institute, a health supportive-culinary school. “This would include eliminating all fermentable carbohydrate sources for a period of time including lactose, which is a highly fermentable carbohydrate and considered a FODMAP.”..