Is dairy good for you?

What are the arguments for dairy?

Asked on July 14, 2017 in Food & Nutrition.
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Hard to digest. Dairy from cows is baby cow (calf) food. It is difficult to digest because we didn’t evolve to eat it. Cows were domesticated 10,000 years ago while we haven’t changed much in that time. If you have digestive issues try eliminating dairy and see if that helps

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Makes allergies worse. People who suffer from allergies like hay fever should steer clear from dairy. It has long been linked with allergies and milk is directly linked to increased mucus production.

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Great taste. Not many people will disagree that cheese and other dairy products taste great, they can make a bland dish great. Milk is also used in unappealing foods to give it a more delectable appearance (chocolate).

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Protein. Dairy provides a good source of complete protein. If you were a vegetarian it is possible to get all your amino acids from dairy especially milk.

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High in calories. Dairy contains a lot of sugar in the form of lactose and contains a lot of fat as well. Fat is nine calories per gram so you have more calories packed into a bite vs low fat options. With the addition of non-satiating sugar dairy is the common culprit when it comes to excessive calorie consumption.

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Lactose intolerance. Over half the people in the world are lactose intolerant. In the warmer climates where they never domesticated cows for their milk, like Middle East, Africa and Asia, the majority of people are lactose intolerant. Even some European people who have been consuming dairy for centuries have begun forming intolerances. If there is something a large number of people have developed an intolerance to you can bet you shouldn’t be drinking

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Cultured dairy promotes healthy gut fauna. Yogurt contains probiotics, which are bacteria that are healthy for your digestive system. Many ailments have been attributed to unhealthy gut fauna because certain lifestyle choices can throw it out of whack. Increasing cultured dairy helps counter this problem.

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High in calcium. No other food contains more calcium than dairy products. Vitamin D, which helps with calcium absorption, is also found in dairy.

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