Dairy products such as milk are abundant in saturated fats, contributing to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, as well as Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have also found dairy contributes to an increased risk of ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer.
Saturated fats found in dairy products are also among the top contributors to the clogging of arteries as it contains cholesterol. Heart disease and heart attack are some of the top killers in the USA. Moreover, cheese is even more dangerous as it contains 70% fat.
Lactose intolerance is another common medical condition that affects millions of people, especially adults across the globe. The symptoms may include gassiness, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal distress.
In terms of bone health, an analysis conducted by the British Medical Journal shows that dairy products offer very minimal to no bone health benefit.
Lastly, studies have linked the consumption of dairy products to breast cancer. This is due to dairy containing high fat and hormones. On the other hand, women who are consuming low-fat diets show a reduced risk for breast cancer by 23%.
Given all the health risks dairy products have, it’s about time you looked for plant-based dairy substitutes.