Dairy products are a type of food produced from or containing the milk of mammals.
They are primarily produced from mammals such as cattle, water buffaloes, goats, sheep and camels. Dairy products include foods such as cream, butter, cheese, formula, and yogurt.
Dairy products are consumed worldwide, with the exception of most of East and Southeast Asia and parts of central Africa.
Alternatives are available for those with lactose intolerance and allergies
Dairy products can cause problems for individuals who have lactose intolerance or a milk allergy.
People who experience lactose intolerance usually prefer to avoid milk and other lactose-containing dairy products, as they may cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gas, and nausea.
Nowadays there are plant-based alternatives that you can use as substitute for dairy products.
Dairy Products Offer Great Benefits
Dairy products are controversial these days. One common argument against dairy products is that it's unnatural to consume them.
But the truth is that some cultures have been consuming dairy regularly for thousands of years.
Many studies document how our genes have adapted to accommodate dairy products in the diet.
Packed with nutriens
Dairy products are very nutritious. But nutrient composition varies by dairy type. Dairy from grass-fed or pasture-raised cows contains more fat-soluble vitamins and beneficial fatty acids.
Dairy products like milk, yogurt, cheese, and cottage cheese, are good sources of calcium, which helps maintain bone density and reduces the risk of bone fractures.
There are numerous other highly important micro nutrients in milk and dairy products such as vitamins, essential amino acids, and trace minerals. Indeed, more than 250 chemical compounds have been identified in milk.
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