Probably the most consumed food product in the United States. A staple that has been standard in the human diet for several thousand years…..how could something be so important in our culture, yet so bad for our muffintops? Or is it?
The answer to this involves a bit of exploration and education. It’s just not that simple. There are thousands of milk products on the market today, most of which are bad for your muffintop, but many of which are good. So lets check some of them out and help you figure out what’s right for you…..
D A I R Y. A subject that many people feel very strongly about, either for, or against. Personally, I do not believe dairy is necessary for a healthy human diet. In fact, I recommend avoiding it as much as possible. However, I am not against high quality grass-fed and organic dairy products in moderation for those who do not have an intolerance to it, which is, frankly, very few people. Most people have sensitivities to dairy and don’t even realize it. The bodies reaction to foods it’s sensitive to can create additional mid-section fat, which is one of the ways dairy can be bad for muffintop. Poor quality dairy, which is highly processed from it’s original state also causes muffintop, which is, frankly, most dairy on the market. SO, if you want to have dairy in your life and no muffintop, you are going to have to get educated on understanding dairy intolerances as well as how to purchase the right quality dairy. I also recommend sticking to the 80/20 rule, meaning only having it as part of your routine 20% or less of the time, if at all….
OK, are you mad at me yet? After having tested hundreds of people for dairy intolerances and seeing the majority come out positive, and watching their muffintops melt away when we removed it, along with other forbidden foods, I am here to tell you dairy really is and can be a cause of muffintop.
Let me just start by saying that commercial dairy is for the most part 90+% crap. From the way the cows are treated to the processing of the milk on the back end. The dairy industry is by far one of the biggest scams in America. I still cringe when I see kids forced to drink milk with meals because it’s the “politically correct”thing to do. Unless they are getting it fresh from the grass fed cow, it’s hurting their health more than it’s helping. There are, however, companies who provide Grass-fed and organic milk options.