IMG_4404There are a few reasons why people stop their diary intake. Most people who are on a WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY, have often said this is the first thing they did.

Some people do it for HEALTH reason . They may need to drop some calories , cholesterol & high blood pressure level.  This is due to recommendations from their Dr.

Some people are simply LACTOSE INTOLERANT. Now be clear, there is being LACTOSE INTOLERANT & LACTOSE ALLERGY.  It is also said , that the digestive system of African Americans , Native Americans , Arabs, Hispanics , and Asians, were not designed to digest diary.

Now lets get into it. Here are the main dairy products and what they bring to the HUMAN BODY.

MILK

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It said to be high in calcium and is to be good for the bones. However , Whole milk is high  in fat. Try 1 % , or Substitute with Soy Milk. Milk doesn’t really cause weight gain , unless you are exceeding your daily calorie intake. Will cause cramps, bloating , flatulence and nausea if you are Lactose Intolerant or Allergic.

CHEESE

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Contains protein , calcium, zinc, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and produces red blood cells. However , high in fat , calories and sodium.

BUTTER

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Contains saturated fats . May cause high Cholesterol level and risk of heart disease. Margarine is made from vegetable oil so it may contain “good” fats but also trans fat which is not good.

SOUR CREAM

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Percentage of fat is high, total amount isn’t. Saturated fat is bad for high cholesterol levels. The other fats , monounsaturated & polyunsaturated are healthier fats. A serving of Sour Cream is 2 tablespoons . That’s  52 calories.

YOGURT

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Is a good source of calcium, protein , riboflavin, & potassium. However plain yogurt contains about 16 grams of sugar, flavored yogurt contains about 15 more grams. WHEW!! Better to choose a fat-free , low-fat or Greek Yogurt.  If you are looking to loose weight and use yogurt as a source , adding extras can actually turn your small serving into a meal. Fruits, nuts , honey , granola ect. , can add on extra sugar and calories. BE CAREFUL.

ICE CREAM

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Is made up of cream, milk and sometimes egg and other fats , churn to make a frozen dessert. Can contain high amounts of saturated fats and sugar.This  can elevate LDL ( low-density lipoprotein or “bad cholesterol. Contains triglycerides, a type of fat that can clog arteries. 1 scoop can have 19 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, and about 300 calories . GOOD LORD!!! Better to try a low fat frozen dessert like  Sorbet & Sherbet.

SOO, to sum all this up. Everything should be done in moderation. Watch your sugar , calorie , trans and saturated fat intake. Find ways to make your own foods, that way you know what is in it.  *Speak with your Dr. at your regular visits about what is best for your diet and health*.

Eat to live my friends. Be happy & Be healthy .

SB💋

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