Think twice about satisfying that next craving for frozen yogurt. By Janice Sim
Even if you are in fact lactose intolerant, chances are that you’re still indulging in your dairy foods. After all, it can be hard staying away from foods like milk, cheese, yogurt, ice-cream etc. But here are a few reasons why you should reduce your daily dairy intake. Here’s a tip, start with black coffee.
1. It is bad for your skin.
If you already have acne-prone skin, gulping down a glass of milk everyday isn’t going to help. Milk is pro-inflammatory and also makes your skin produce more sebum, which ultimately is bad for your complexion. It also contains many hormones, that contributes to frequent breakouts.
2. It inteferes with weight loss.
You might have been dilligent with keeping up with your carb-free diet plan, but consuming dairy alongside it will probably ruin your chances of losing a few kilos. Opting for a low-fat option won’t really make much of a difference either. Dairy causes an insulin spike in your body which means extra calories!
3. It can lead to a higher chance of osteoporosis.
We have been taught that milk is good for your bones but in fact, there is a chance that you could get more bone fractures as animal protein in these dairy products can lead to a calcium-draining effect. In a 12-year Harvard study of 78,000 women, those who drank milk frequently in fact, broke more bones than women who rarely drank milk.
4. It increases the risk of cancer.
A study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute showed a significant relation betwen milk consumption and an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Therefore it might be wise to watch your intake, especially if you have a history of cancer in your family.
5. It contains other “stuff”.
The dairy products that you purchase have all been effectively processed, During the processing of milk products, contaminants like melamine get into the mix of what you’re taking in everyday. This can affect your kidneys as well as urinary tract for its high nitrogen content. Cows often get treated for inflammation of their mammary glands, with antibiotics, another “ingredient” that too finds its way into your bottle of milk.