My last infographic segment will assess the impact of full-fat dairy consumption on cancer risk. Is consumption of full-fat dairy harmful or beneficial in cancer prevention? Does the sourcing of full-fat dairy matter such as choosing grass-fed and organic? These questions will be explored today!
I wrote several posts previously on dairy consumption and health. Today I delve further into the topic with an infographic discussing the scientific evidence behind full-fat dairy vs. low-fat dairy consumption. In part 1, I will introduce the full-fat vs. low-fat argument. I will also discuss the health benefits of consuming high-fat dairy and type 2 diabetes. Enjoy!
Today I’d like to talk about the implications of high-fat dairy on cardiovascular health compared to low-fat intake.
Today, I am going to discuss one reason why full-fat dairy products may be better than low-fat dairy products. I am going to focus on the aspect of sugar content, inflammation, and type 2 diabetes in this post, but will focus on other aspects, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, in my next posts!
For as long as I can remember (and I haven't been around too long now), meat has always been the culprit of most diseases popping up and increasing in the U.S. My mother used to always tell all her friends how she only ate white meat because red meat gives us heart disease. My mom is a doctor so when I was a little girl I thought everything a mother said, and a doctor especially, was right. So I followed suit and only ate chicken and sliced turkey, forgoing beef and pork. (But we are Greek so once or twice a year we would eat some lamb).
When it came to eating dairy, however, it was a different story. Dairy has always been good in our household and most others. It’s full of calcium and important for growing bones, my mother told me. But after watching Forks Over Knives this past week, a documentary about eating a plant-based diet that forgoes animal and dairy products to reduce disease, it made me wonder if I should forego those food groups. Below I will outline my thoughts and why I ultimately have decided to keep animal products and dairy in my diet.