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The Truth About Dairy

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Jun 23, 2016
The Truth About Dairy

We have witnessed celebrities from Taylor Swift to Rihanna rock the infamous milk mustache in association with the popular, “got milk?” campaign. Although many have professed their unwavering support for their beloved dairy products, there are many who oppose the notion of incorporating dairy into their daily diets.

The health food craze has caused people to question whether or not items such as milk, really “do the body good?” We decided to take a deeper look into the myths, truths, and misconceptions regarding dairy consumption. Can dairy products truly help you lose weight if eliminated from your diet? Is it a common trigger for asthma-related symptoms? Read on to uncover the answers to some of your most asked questions/concerns.

Weight Loss: By completely cutting out dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt from your overall diet you will definitely experience quick and effective results. According to sportelux.com, “working your muscles + dairy foods results in more weight loss, more body fat loss, and improved lean muscle mass to keep your metabolism firing.”

Unfortunately, a large amount of misconstrued nutritional information pertaining to dairy has been circulated. Leaving many with numerous questions regarding if weight gain is directly correlated with dairy food consumption. What many fail to realize is that milk, cheese, and yogurt are high in calcium and protein which actually lessens the dietary fat that is absorbed by your body.

Acne: The age old myth that acne and breakouts can be directly linked to dairy foods is questionable because these products are rich in essential vitamins and minerals that are extremely important in terms of skin health. A more feasible declaration of acne/breakouts can be contributed to your body’s hormones, specific skin types, genetics, or pollutant exposure.

Lactose Intolerant: Good news, unless you have an extreme difficulty digesting lactose then chances are you do not need to totally eliminate it from your diet! The Dairy Australia’s Dietary Guidelines states that “up to 250 ml of milk could be well tolerated if it’s eaten with other foods or throughout the day.”