While many of our comfort food may have come from dairy products like cheese, milk, ice cream and more. Dairy products to start with are food produced from mammals’ milk. Usually the human source for dairy products comes from the milk of cow, but other sources also are from those of sheeps, goats, and yes even horses and camels.
Although these dairy products, particularly cow’s milk, are often tempting, it is recommended that you slowly moderate your intake due to these four reasons:
1 - INCREASE RISK OF HEART DISEASE
Dairy products are high in cholesterol, fat and sugar. These components may lead to the clogging of arteries that is responsible to our blood flow. This gives higher tendencies for heart disease, heart attacks and even stroke. Most milk are also homogenized which alters the common value of fat and protein molecules. This foreign process may result to increase of heart disease.
2 –CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, DAIRY PRODUCTS CAUSE OSTEOPOROSIS
Different studies have conclude that those who drink dairy milk more have higher tendencies of breaking their bones than those who don’t. Asians for example prefer non-dairy milk like those soy milk in Singapore, while those from U.S. or Sweden are some of the major consumers of dairy milk. Though milk is rich in calcium, if there is absence on phosphorus, boron, magnesium, zinc and other vitamins and minerals responsible for healthy bones, then there are bigger chances for fractures.
3 – LACTOSE INTOLERANCE
Many experience lactose intolerance, or hypolactasia, which is the weak ability to digest lactose which is the sugar found in milk. People with lactose intolerance lack the digestive enzymes needed by the body to digest dairy. Those having lactose intolerance experience diarrhea, gastrointestinal distress, abdominal bloating and cramps. According to studies, nearly half of women having lactose intolerance gain back their ability to consume lactose during pregnancy. You can also decrease lactose intolerance by intake of live yogurt cultures having Lactobacilli which helps digest Lactose. Yakult can be an example of a drink with Lactobacilli.
4 - HORMONAL IMBALANCE
Consider the stronger hormones a normal cow possess as compared to human hormones, plus the added hormones and steroids to increase milk production. This may lead to hormonal imbalance which may even cause infertility. The synthetic hormones like the recombinant bovine growth hormone or rBGH are also usually used to increase milk production. Even pesticides are also common contaminants on dairy products. Too much exposure to estrogen and pesticides is associated to PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. All of these factors affect the normal flow of the reproductive system because of the mucus build up which delays the meeting of sperm and uterus through fallopian tube.