If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I know I should give up dairy because [insert health guru here] swears it’s a game changer — but… pizza, grilled cheese, and charcuterie platters are so freaking delicious.” We get it.
We’re not here to twist your arm or shove any dairy-free cashew cheese down your throat.
We will, however, share these five things that happen when you stop eating dairy. And leave the dairy-free decision making up to you.
You’ll Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
We couldn’t bury this lede because if there’s a number one reason to give up dairy, cancer prevention is probably it.
Research suggests that drinking more than one cup of milk per day may double your risk of ovarian cancer. Dairy products may also contain carcinogenic contaminants, which have been linked to the growth of breast cancer cells. So, if you find it incredibly empowering that your food choices can reduce your risk of cancer, we’ll consider this a major win for that dairy-free life.
A Glowing Complexion
People will ask you what highlighter you’re wearing because your skin just may glow. One of the most touted physical benefits of cutting out dairy is an improvement in skin texture and overall appearance.
Research has found that milk contains testosterone-like hormones that stimulate oil glands and acne, so decreasing or eliminating dairy intake may naturally reduce acne.
You May Lose Weight