Growing up our parents always told us to drink as much milk as possible. They made a strong case for the benefits of milk to our overall nutrition and its role in making us stronger.
Naturally as we get older we keep up the habit of consuming milk and its by-products to stay “healthy.”
According to the USDA, the average american eats a whopping 36 pounds of cheese, 24 pounds of frozen dairy products including ice cream and 200 pounds of milk and cream.
Researchers have been studying the effects of dairy on humans and turns out it may be doing more harm than good. Not only is it unnatural to drink another animal's milk, but there are some serious health concerns associated with excess dairy intake.
According to Harvard’s School of Public Health, consuming dairy products in moderation could lower risk of high blood pressure and colon cancer but it appears as though the cons still outweigh the pros.
“There’s no good evidence that consuming more than one serving of milk per day in addition to a reasonable diet will reduce fracture risk,” wrote a Harvard expert. “Because of unresolved concerns about the risk of ovarian and prostate cancer, it may be prudent to avoid higher intakes of dairy products.”
Read on to learn more about the ways in which cutting out dairy can positively impact your overall well-being.
1. Your Skin Will Be Clearer
The IGF-1 hormone present in milk and its by-products cause your skin to produce excess sebum which can lead to acne. By cutting back on your dairy intake you may notice a significant improvement in your complexion.
Keep on reading to find out how you can lose weight and lower your cancer risk when you don't consume dairy.