- Clear skin
Removing dairy from your diet is shown to clear up acne.
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that skin issues can be a pain. While there are lots of topical products and laser treatments on the market, there’s also one change you can make at home that can help out your skin. Turns out, removing dairy from your diet can potentially clear up acne and give you a glow.
- Milk allergies and sensitivities
Dairy repeatedly ranks high on allergen lists. Allergies can include skin sensitivities such as eczema and hives as well as food-related allergies affecting the gastrointestinal tract.
Milk allergy is an abnormal response by the body’s immune system to milk and products containing milk. It’s one of the most common food allergies in children. Cow’s milk is the usual cause of milk allergy, but milk from sheep, goats, buffalo and other mammals also can cause a reaction.
Avoiding milk and milk products is the primary treatment for milk allergy. Fortunately, most children outgrow it but those who don’t may need to continue to avoid milk products.
- Encourage a healthy digestive system
Just think about how amazing the human gut really is. It’s a fantastic system of intake, distribution, and elimination. It’s always hard at work, digesting everything we put inside, balancing out what are the nutrients we need and the rubbish that we don’t need.
Did you know 70% of the world’s population has some degree of lactose intolerance? Dairy has also been labelled as a key trigger in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as well as various other digestive conditions.
Taking good care of the gut really is essential to our well-being. Here are 6 ways to encourage a healthy digestive system.
- Weight loss or gain
Making any change to your diet, whether large or small, can be nerve-wracking. When your body has become so accustomed to consuming and digesting a product, it can be concerning to completely eliminate it. One product that more and more people seem to be cutting out is dairy.
If you’re allergic to milk, a dairy-free diet can actually help to absorb nutrients and potentially help you gain healthy weight. In addition, you may notice that you’re feeling less bloating once you start cutting out dairy. The reason for this has to do with how the body digests dairy. Statistically, most people have a hard time digesting dairy products like cheese, milk, and yogurt. In fact, the US. National Library of Medicine reported that about 65% of the population struggles with this. So when dairy is cut out, bloating can decrease.
- Vegan lifestyles and the environment
Milk production has been shown to contribute to air quality, water quality, soil and surrounding eco-systems. As such, vegans worldwide have adopted a dairy-free diet.
Many supporters of veganism also have made the change because they are aware of how much the meat and dairy industry affects the environment. According to The Vegan Society, “A plant based diet requires only one third of the land needed to support a meat and dairy diet. Avoiding animal products is one way to help the environment, as well as the animals.