With an increased consciousness of health and an overindulgence into dietary controls, people have started switching on from various food options to others. One very debated topic of switching over from dairy foods to other healthy options of diet.

Some might argue that dairy products are essential for the providence of calcium and bone formation nutrients to the body. Others argue that dairy products contribute to the problems of lactose intolerance, it also depends on the quality of dairy and how the cows were raised and processed.

For extremist views, people even argue that the consumption of dairy is unnatural because no other species of the animal kingdom does that while humans openly consume the products meant for the cows’ baby. The agricultural revolution was the primary cause of people consuming dairy products before that humans only restricted themselves to breastfeeding. That rules out the problem of the necessity of dairy products. However, with time humans have become genetically adapting to these products.

Lactose intolerance is a very important intolerance condition many people deal with around the world. The digestive systems are unable to break down lactose into simpler substances. Many people are even allergic to the various components of milk and milk products.

It is not a shock that milk products are highly nutritious however people have been switching over their consumption patterns.

Other reasons which are prevalent are the acne triggering effects of the dairy where people (mostly teenage women) suffer from worsening of acne due to dairy. It has substances which trigger the hormonal effects of the body and thus people are avoiding this choice over other alternatives. It does not contain harmful hormones but it does the onset of acne producing hormones.

For some people, it is also a reason for causing inflammation and allergic properties due to the presence of saturated fats. People have also been linking it to lower insulin resistance and higher chances of cardiovascular problems however studies are yet to prove it strongly. It is an air revolving around and a preconceived notion. Obese people too fear the idea that dairy is fattening and promotes type 2 diabetes however these results are again inconclusive. People go as far as milk causing impairment in the cognitive, brain and mental health. It is even said to increase the chances of cancer, most arguably prostate cancer.

Leaving milk products from consumption, you are sadly missing out on probiotics.

More conclusively we can say that it mostly depends on the body type, empirical studies are more reliable in this case. To each, his own is the case to be followed because everybody is different and the reactions of each body to a particular diet is unique. Sensitivity depends on the adverse or positive effects of milk and milk products.

People avoid it with the inherent idea that they can replace the nutrients provided by it by consuming something which contains those very nutrients. People look at the alternatives of dairy because they can. Also, milk is a liquid substance and you may initially gulp more than you require however, afterward it causes inflammation in the body too. People assume that eating fruits and vegetables in place of milk sounds more beneficial for the human body.

For people with irritable bowel syndrome, which is a very common syndrome affecting many people dairy may make it worse, in most cases it does. People affected by sinus problems and ear infections tend to become intolerable or sensitive to milk and other dairy products. In some cases, it is said to contribute to anemia in the idea that it is useful enough for overall development though it may be not. Milk also contains sugars and lactase substances which have their own side effects.

Relying on dairy for healthy bones is an idea shunned by many since it is said that milk just isn’t enough to do so. According to personal recommendations, people have benefitted from dairy elimination and some people have not. It all comes down to respective bodies and age groups too.  Totally shunning dairy should be a personal experiment and only if the body can deal with it successfully. The idea is still open to debate in all parts and cuisines of the world. It has its own fair share of side effects, people argue.




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