The dairy industry has been facing a lot of heat lately. With so many plant alternatives for milk, cheese, and more, many Americans are choosing to ditch dairy foods. But, have you ever wondered what giving up dairy will do for your body? Here’s what we know.

Pizza My Heart

Let’s face it, Americans love dairy. Not only is cheese the best topping to the world’s greatest food ever, pizza, but cheese also makes just about anything taste good.

Despite Americans’ love affair with cheese, dairy foods actually aren’t doing you any favors. This is because many dairy foods contain high levels of fat which are inflammatory. Inflammation from dairy can lead to a variety of issues such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, and even acne.

Now that you know why dairy can be such a nuisance on your body, here’s what will happen when you give it up.

Ditching Dairy

Those who are sensitive to dairy and its inflammatory properties can benefit greatly from removing these products from their diet. Many people report clearer, brighter skin that is free from acne after giving up dairy foods. Ditching dairy has also led a number of people to benefit from increased energy levels and more efficient digestive processes.

Although, use caution. Before deciding to ditch dairy for the rest of your life, try to avoid it for two to three weeks and see how your body feels.

Dairy-Free Downsides

While there are many benefits of leading a dairy-free life, there are also a few drawbacks. The nutrients such as protein, vitamin D, calcium, and potassium are all important components in dairy products. This is where vitamin supplements come in.

If you are unable to supplement your diet with foods containing these key nutrients, invest in a whole food supplement to give your body the vitamins it needs. This will make living dairy-free a whole lot healthier. Although, we aren’t saying supplements will make it any easier to turn down pizza or other cheesy foods.