Is dairy good for you?
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
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.
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
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.