So today I wanna talk about our old friend Dairy 😊
With half of you guys, myself plus 30% of adults in the UK, having some sort of dairy or lactose intolerance, I think its time….. the laughing cow aint gonna be laughing no more!
Hairy Dairy 😡
Lets get one thing straight - Cows milk… the milk of a cow is made for what …. Calfs! Can you believe it?! hmmm.
Just as us human folk feed from our mothers milk as babies, baby cows feed from theirs. The milk from a cow, is full of nutrients to support the growth and function of a baby cow. So unless you aspire to be a raging bull? what you doing?
We are the only species that drink another species birth milk…. bit weird don't you think.
Dairy - dairy intolerance, unbeknown to most can actually can be the cause of many problems:
Lactose - Milks carbohydrate component.
Most infants can digest lactose, but after weaning most of us lose the ability to convert this crafty carb into any form that can be used by the body, leaving it undigested.
When lactose is left undigested it causes bloating and gastrointernal issues.
Scary Dairy 😈
If the fact that your drinking hormones of a baby cow or the complications dairy allergies can bring to health aint enough to scare you off, try this on for size.
A COW back in the day could produce a certain amount of milk.
These days cows can produce almost 5 times the amount of milk they could ten years ago! Why? have we found some species of extra milky cow?
NO FOOL. They pump them full of steroids and hormones to make them turbo cows, this beautiful concoction will then find its way into your lovely pint of semi skimmed! Tasty!
Calcium Kid 😎
But how the hell am I gonna get my calcium, to grow up big and stronggggg?
Ok lets get a couple of things straight, its not just calcium your body requires to have healthy bones and prevent osteoporosis, you also require :
In fact, if your using milk or dairy as your main source of calcium 9/10 you wont be meeting your requirements, due to over processing the calcium that is left in these products is useless to the body anyway.
There are plenty of other natural un processed sources to get your calcium requirements from.
Another way to help prevent osteoporosis… Lift some god damn weights!😊
So, just had a strawberry yazoo? feeling any of the following?
if you find you have any of these you may find that you are in fact intolerant, I suggest taking dairy out of your diet for two weeks and re introduce it slowly and see how your body reacts.
Get weary of the dairy 😇
Unfortunately for us folk already trying to avoid the white stuff, dairy sneaks up in the sneakiest of places:
Apart from your obvious:
Milk, butter, cream, ice cream, cheese and yoghurt, its also found in many other hidden places
Salad cream, mayonnaise, biscuits, chocolate, sweets, cakes, breads, cereals, cereal bars, packet mixes, instant mash, ready mixed herbs and seasonings, burgers, sausages and slicked meats.
To name but a few……
So make sure your always reading packets and checking what your ordering or what someone is cooking, labels by law now have to state allergy information and milk should be highlighted, if not, don't chance it pick something else.
All is not lost, I have found almond milk and coconut milk to be an amazing replacement, actually more enjoyable, and there are products out there, yoghurts and chocolate made with these, or just get creative and make your own stuff.
So on that note I ll leave you to your skinny latte 😉
Peace and love
Linda Anne Adamson
My Goal... to make people happy with the skin they are in. To make the best of what they have got.