Dairy is a controversial issue and one that confuses people a lot.
We all know that dairy in large quantities is inflammatory to the body and the cause of much disease and obesity. But is it ok to have the occasional dairy if I’m an otherwise healthy person??
The answer to that depends on what your goals are. Raw and organic dairy products actually contain good bacteria and omega 3 fats which are good for us. Unfortunately, most commercially produced dairy products are far from coming from grass fed and organic animals. As such they contain no exceptional benefits to our bodies.
In terms of weight loss, the issue is a little bit more complicated. Because dairy is a mix of high fat and high sugars, it’s not the best thing for the waist line either.
My advice??? If you’re aiming to lose weight, I suggest you remove your dairy foods at least for a few weeks to aid weight loss. You can return some dairy into your diet from really good quality grass fed and organic sources, and if you can find raw that’s the best.
The important note to know is that many people report they are unable to lose or manage their weight when they consume dairy products. Everyone is different, so it depends how your body responds. If you find you can’t lose or maintain weight while eating dairy, you’re not alone.
My conclusion. If you’re going to eat dairy, be sure to source the best possible quality dairy products that will actually give you all the health benefits of Omega 3 fats and good bacteria. If you’re on a weight loss program. Think twice!!
For help on how to judge the right dairy intake for you, click below.