Who have you heard that in adulthood we do not need milk, because no other mammal does?
I’ve heard it several times, but realized after a consultation that it depends a lot on each body. The truth is that it has been proven in several studies that about 60% of the world population is intolerant of milk and its derivatives, so it is important to first make an inquiry to see if this applies to you or not.
Over time, many adults begin to produce less lactase and this enzyme begins to be less produced or ineffective in our body.
In one of my general “check-ups”, I did a blood test and then realized that this was my case and I needed to cut it down (I still could not cut it 100% because it is a long process) the foods that contained lactose and replaced them for other foods that can be sources of calcium such as fruits and vegetables. Many people cut through trends or because others did so, but you need to consult a doctor and understand your body.
Although I have never been a fan of cheeses, I confess that I am the type of person who LOVES yogurts, especially those with fruits (hmm yummy, but I started to substitute for more natural and healthy options.
In my case, whenever I ate cow’s milk, I immediately felt abdominal cramps or diarrhea, depending on the time of the month or how the milk was prepared (warm or cold).
At the time of my menstrual period it was much worse, because it also swelled a lot and felt some nausea.
WHAT HAS CHANGED?
Since I stopped consuming mainly milk I noticed small changes:
- My digestion improved a lot, and I began to disintegrate gradually;
- My blackheads and thorns have declined considerably because cow’s milk is full of hormones and is inflammatory. Nowadays they appear in specific times of the month or when I am neglected with the basic care of my skin.
HOW DO I HAVE REPLACED?
I’m crazy about natural teas, so my day-to-day life is drinking teas. But whenever I have a strong desire to drink milk I try to drink almond milk or even natural soy that my mother toasts and makes flour (very good and I super advise you to try one day).
Since I’ve never been a fan of cheeses, this has not been a difficult day to day experience, but I still risk in pizzas.
And you have any intolerance?