Whether you are giving up dairy for health, religious, or simply personal reasons there are always benefits and consequences to consider.
From a health perspective, the benefit of giving up dairy products can vary from weight loss to clearer skin and even disease prevention.
Although the consumption of dairy products has dropped since 2005 with the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ survey showing that 22 percent of Americans reported that they have decreased their dairy ingestion, we still find it hard to tear ourselves completely away from it.
If you are someone who is considering the non-dairy lifestyle and are curious about both the benefits and side effects, consider the following:
1. It Can Affect Your Smell
Dairy is said by some to be a major contributor to sinus congestion.
Also, dairy is thought to be linked to asthma. Drinking milk or eating dairy products doesn’t necessarily cause asthma.
However, if you have a dairy allergy, it may trigger symptoms that are similar to asthma. Also, if you have asthma and a dairy allergy, dairy may worsen your asthma symptoms.
2. It’ll Be Easier to Lose Weight.
Having a dairy exempt diet will have an immediate effect on your weight.
Even without exercising, simply omitting dairy from your diet will cause you to lose weight as well as inches from your waistline.
However, do not let it backfire on you. The one thing you will need to be on the lookout for is being hungrier.
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