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Rethink Everything You Know About Dairy

It’s a common belief that dairy milk is an essential part of the human diet. The USDA, in collaboration with an organization of dairy farmers (NDC), has promoted dairy products, for profit, for over three decades. As a trusted authority for food safety, they’ve promoted dairy milk as an essential part of the human diet. […]

It’s a common belief that dairy milk is an essential part of the human diet. The USDA, in collaboration with an organization of dairy farmers (NDC), has promoted dairy products, for profit, for over three decades. As a trusted authority for food safety, they’ve promoted dairy milk as an essential part of the human diet. It’s time we unlearn the marketing messages that the dairy industry have hurled at us since adolescence. The Olympic athletes, nutritionists, and physicians at Switch4Good argue that dairy isn’t a health food at all.

Dairy is not a health food.

Babies are supposed to drink milk. Their guts produce the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the sugar in milk into smaller units for absorption into the intestines. For the majority of humans, the production of lactase plummets after they’ve been weaned off of breastfeeding. As a result, lactose intolerance develops. Take the Lactose Intolerance Quiz to find out if you may be lactose intolerant.  

Contrary to the belief that milk builds strong bones, Switch4Good warns the public that the research tells a different story. Their research shows that the consumption of dairy has been linked to severe allergies, bone loss, Asthma, Type 2 Diabetes, prostate and breast cancers and an increased risk of heart disease.

Dairy didn’t make them Olympic Champions.

For decades the dairy industry has used athletes to promote milk products. Dotsie Bausch, Olympian and founder of Switch4Good states that she, and the other 160 athletes who are apart of the coalition, are tired of dairy funded commercials using athletes to promote dairy products. They have both personal experience and science-backed research to prove that they’re better off without dairy. As the world watched the closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympics, Switch4Good presented a commercial featuring 6 dairy-free Olympians. Each of the Olympic athletes shared why they went dairy-free and how the switch improved their lives.

Switch4Good’s mission is to pave the way for superior health and unparalleled athletic performance through a dairy-free future for all. They believe that ditching dairy is beneficial for everyone. To learn more about why you should Switch4Good to a whole plant foods diet, go to Switch4Good.org. Check out their Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for even more content.

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