How Much Water Should You Drink A Day?

On those hot days of summer, drinking extra water isn’t a problem. You probably are thirsty most of the time if you’re outside. However, during the chillier months, making sure you have an adequate intake of water is more difficult. Even sitting in air conditioning may make you more vulnerable to dehydration because you forget to drink water. Survival is divided into groups of threes. You can live without food for three weeks. You can go without water for three days. Survive in a harsh extreme cold or hot climate for three hours and live without air for three minutes. Water is even more important than food, but how much water should you drink?

Every organ in your body requires water.

Your major organs are primarily water. The lungs are approximately 83% water and both the brain and heart are 73%. When your body is dehydrated, it can cause breathing problems, thick mucus, irregular or rapid heartbeat and even mental difficulty. The mucus in the lungs thickens, which can cause allergies. Water also keeps your body temperature regulated, helps with building new cells, lubricates the joints and cushions the brain. When you’re tired, try a glass of water instead of a cup of coffee. Water is the quicker-picker-upper.

Is weight loss a goal, drink more water.

If you aren’t already drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, step up your intake. Drink water before you eat a meal and you’ll eat less. One study showed that without changing anything else intentionally, drinking a glass of water before a meal helped people lose weight, since they ate less. If you drink a cold glass of water, your body has to warm the water, which burns extra calories to aid weight loss. Sometimes, people also mistake thirst for hunger and a glass of water could solve the problem.

How much is enough water?

As noted before, drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day is the conventional wisdom. Substituting plain water or infused water—water that has had fresh fruit, vegetables or herbs in it and then removed after several hours, to slightly flavor it, are good options as substitutions for coffee or sports drinks. If you’ve worked out hard longer than an hour, stick with the sports drink to replace electrolytes lost in perspiration. Carry a bottle of water and sip on it throughout the day and your workout.

  • Do you suffer from water weight gain? Try drinking more water. Ironically, it can be helped, since it acts like a diuretic.
  • Start your day with a tall glass of water upon waking. Force yourself to drink more water throughout the day. After just a few weeks, you’ll notice how much better you feel.
  • Seniors tend to dehydrate faster than younger people. It can cause symptoms of mental confusion often mistaken for dementia, UTIs and bedsores if they’re bedridden.
  • If you want the most youthful appearance, stay hydrated and drink adequate water. It can give your eyes and skin a more youthful appearance.

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Good Sugar Substitutes

Most people realize they eat too much sugar and that sugar simply isn’t good for you. Are there sugar substitutes that are better for you? Should you give up sugar entirely. It’s true that Americans eat far too much sugar. One estimate is that the average person in America eats 17 tablespoons of sugar every day. That totals to about 57 pounds a year. That’s all the added sugar, not the naturally occurring sugar in fruits and vegetables, we have in our diet. Added sugar is one of the biggest culprits in food today. However, there’s a question whether using a sugar substitute is better and if so, which one is best.

Added sugar has no nutritional benefits, except to provide empty calories.

The same may be true of sugar substitutes, but Stevia is one of those rare exceptions. What is stevia? It’s made from leaves of the South American Stevia rebaudiana bush. Even though it’s 200 times sweeter than sugar, it doesn’t have any calories. Some stevia is in droplet form and some in powder form. A study in 2017 found that stevia may have properties that could help prevent metabolic syndrome and help lower blood pressure. It does interact with some medications and if you already have low blood pressure, may not be the right option.

Monk fruit is also a sweet substitute.

Monk fruit has been used for sweetening for hundreds of years. Just like Stevia, it’s sweeter than sugar, but by about 150 to 200 times. It has no calories and doesn’t affect your blood sugar level. You can get it in powder, liquid or granules. It’s not only safe for the general public, it’s safe for children, pregnant and breastfeeding women. Monkfruit has antioxidants called mogrosides and may have anti-inflammatory benefits. It’s expensive and often combined with dextrose, changing the pros and cons. Some people note it has an aftertaste that you either hate or love.

Fresh fruit, including dates are healthy sweeteners.

Whether you’re substituting applesauce for some of the sugar in baked goods or using date paste you made or bought, you’ll be getting the most benefits from sugar. If you want a sweet treat, try chopping frozen black cherries and adding it to Greek yogurt, walnuts and a little wheat germ that’s optional. You’ll get all the health benefits of the fresh fruit, but also the calories. However, they’re nothing empty about them. If you chose date sugar, remember, it’s not a good option for diabetics due to its high GI rating. It also costs quite a bit and doesn’t melt easily, and may be more limited in its use. It’s high in fiber, minerals and B vitamins.

  • Date paste can be made at home and is less processed. Just put whole pitted dates in your blender and turn it on. In seconds, you’ll have date paste.
  • If you’ve never heard of a yacon plant, it looks like a sweet potato and originally from the Andes. It’s processed like maple syrup, but comes from the plants leaves and then filtered and evaporated. It lowers blood sugar, while also has a laxative effect.
  • While molasses is made from boiling sugar cane and a by-product of making cane sugar, it still has a high sugar count and 58 calories per tablespoon. It contains a good amount of manganese, magnesium, copper, B-6, potassium, calcium, iron, and selenium.
  • There are several sugar alcohols that are used as substitutes. The two most popular are erythritol and xylitol. Erythritol is good for diabetics and a powerful antioxidant. Xylitol has a low GI, prevents tooth decay, lows risk of infection and may be good for the gut, but can cause gas and diarrhea.

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Is Canned Tuna Bad For You?

You may have heard that all processed food is bad, but that’s just not true. For instance, people in Henderson, Nevada can get a healthy protein option by using canned tuna. However, there are some reasons that this healthy food could also be bad for you. If that sounds confusing, let’s take it one step at a time. Tuna is a healthy source of protein. It has a long shelf life and has few additives. The ingredients can be as simple as tuna, oil or water and a bit of salt, to canned tuna with a lot of additives. Read the label and opt for the ones that have the least ingredients.

Water packed vs oil packed tuna.

If you’ve looked on the grocery shelf for tuna, you’ll find all types from chunk light tuna, albacore, yellowfin—also called ahi, skipjack, packed in water, packed in oil, packed in water with salt added. It can all be very confusing. Which is better for dietary needs, particularly if you’re trying to lose weight? It’s the water packed tuna, which has 42 grams of protein, but only 191 calories for a can. The oil packed for the same amount has 339 calories with approximately the same amount of protein.

Tuna provides a healthy option and many nutrients.

Tuna is high in omega-3 fatty acids that are important for good health. They’re heart healthy and aid in preventing macular degeneration. Eating tuna can help you lower your blood pressure because it’s rich in potassium. The zinc, manganese, vitamin C and selenium make it rich in antioxidants to boost your immune system. Eating it regularly helps prevent stroke, improve skin health and strengthen bones.

Watch out for mercury.

One of the biggest problems with eating tuna regularly is the potential for consuming high amounts of mercury. Water contamination often makes this heavy metal more prevalent in fish. It can cause health problems in humans, which include impairing the central nervous system. Tuna eats smaller fish, which may be contaminated with mercury, then it collects in the tissues of the tuna. The amount varies by species. Tuna, more than other kinds of fish, such as salmon or tilapia, may have a high concentration. As a rule of thumb, larger species of tuna have a higher amount of mercury than smaller species, like light tuna or skipjack. Canned tuna tends to have less mercury content than fresh or frozen tuna.

  • You can still consume tuna, just limit the amount eaten to one four-ounce serving a week or opt for the tuna that has a lower mercury content. Consider eating light or skipjack. Pregnant women should avoid tuna.
  • Tuna contains a protein called elastin that helps keep the skin youthful and smooth. It’s necessary for repairing skin tissue.
  • Tuna contains potassium, which is necessary for the functioning of kidneys. Keeping the kidneys functioning properly can also aid in preventing kidney cancer. Tuna also contains nutrients to fight other types of cancer.
  • Tuna helps you lose weight. It also has nutrients, like B vitamins, high protein content and omega-3, that boost your metabolism and energy. It’s high protein content helps you build muscle tissue, too.

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The Benefits Of Vitamin D

There are many people who come t0 Aguirre Fitness in Henderson, NV, who simply want better health. It’s easy to understand why they’d want to learn more about nutrition, including vitamin D. On the other hand, why would you investigate the benefits of vitamin D if weight loss is your primary goal? There’s evidence that it can have a potential benefit for weight loss, too. Several studies show that increasing the amount of vitamin D blood levels may actually reduce the amount of body fat, aid in weight loss and limit the amount of weight you gain.

What is vitamin D?

Immediately, you’d say it’s a vitamin, since the name indicates that, but technically it’s not. It’s actually more similar to a steroid hormone. It’s made from cholesterol and like hormones, stimulates reactions by binding to receptors. Just like hormones, it’s a messenger. Not only does it affect the amount of fat the body produces, by limiting the creation of new fat cells, it suppresses fat storage, increases serotonin levels that aid in appetite control and increases testosterone that can aid fat loss.

Vitamin D also has other functions that can keep you healthier.

If you want stronger bones and teeth, you need calcium, but you also need vitamin D that aids in absorbing that calcium. Vitamin D is also important in maintaining healthy insulin levels, which means it can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Studies show it can help protect the body from multiple sclerosis and cancer. Perhaps that’s because it boosts the immune system, while protecting the brain, nervous system, cardiovascular system and lungs.

It’s very difficult to get adequate vitamin D from diet.

While there are many foods that are fortified with vitamin D, there are few that have it naturally. The easiest way to get vitamin D is from the sun. The body makes its own vitamin D through exposure to the sun. When the sun shines on the skin, the cholesterol that’s close to the surface is converted to vitamin D. The length of time you have to spend in the sun to get a sufficient amount depends on many factors. Your location, the time of year and how much melanin you have affects the amount that converts. Those in higher latitude areas, such as upper Canada, get far less sun than people who live in Las Vegas. The melanin in the skin blocks absorption, so the darker your skin, the longer you have to stay in the sun without skin block. Fair skinned people may only need a few minutes in the sun between 10 am and 2 pm, while others may need up to fifteen minutes.

  • One study shows that approximately 42% of the population are vitamin D deficient. Most of that group consists of people over 55, office workers, people with IBS, dark skinned people and vegetarians.
  • Food higher in vitamin D includes wild-caught salmon, tuna, sardines; mackerel, cod liver oil, beef liver, eggs and mushrooms. Don’t forget fortified foods like dairy and orange juice.
  • Safe sunning times vary by your skin color. If you’re extremely fair skinned, consider only a minute or two of unprotected sunlight at first. Skin damage and cancer come from overexposure to the sun, which causes sunburn.
  • If you live north of 37 degree latitude, it’s almost impossible to get adequate vitamin D from the sun. Make sure you eat adequate vitamin D foods or take a supplement.

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Is Juicing Right For Me?

What is juicing? Juicing is just like it sounds. It’s the process of removing the juice from fruits and vegetables and using it, whether in combination with other juices or by itself. The juice contains all the vitamins and minerals, plus the antioxidants of the original fruit or vegetable in larger amounts, since there’s no fiber to fill you up as quickly. There are two primary reasons for juicing, detoxing and cleansing the body and increasing the nutrients you consume.

Juicing isn’t meant to replace a healthy diet, but used in conjunction with one.

While juicing provides you with phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, you don’t get the fiber you need to be your healthiest. Fiber is important for more than just making it easier to go to the bathroom. Some types of fiber feed the healthy bacteria in your gut that does everything from aiding in digestion to affecting your moods. It’s called a prebiotic and you need it. If you juice, the fiber is removed. It’s also tough to get adequate protein if you juice, so it’s often best used with a healthy diet, rather than substituting for a healthy diet.

Let’s talk about some negatives.

When you juice, you need a juicer. A good juicer costs quite a bit, although you can get some lower quality for about $60 with the high end about $500. The more expensive juicers actually grind the core seeds and rind, so you do get nutrients you wouldn’t get if you simply ate the fruit and vegetable whole. Most people don’t realize how many calories they’re drinking when they do nothing but juicing for weight control. That missing fiber in the juice is what fills you up, but doesn’t contain many, if any calories.

Juicing isn’t meant for a whole meal, but consider switching it to a smoothie.

If you want extra protein and fiber, why juice? Why not make smoothies instead. A smoothie can be made in a blender by simply adding whole fruits and vegetables and grinding them. You can add nuts to the smoothing, sprouts, protein powder or other special addition to boost your health. Not only are you more prone to get a well rounded nutritional blend when you make a smoothie, the equipment is cheaper and you can use the leftover veggies and fruit before they turn.

  • Even though people may juice as a cleanse, there’s no evidence it works. In fact, for people taking some types of medications or those who have kidney problems, it could be harmful. Check with your healthcare professionals first.
  • If you’re juicing with strictly fruit juice or have a lot in your drink, it has high amounts of sugar. While the sugar in fruit enters your blood stream slowly by the fiber when you eat the whole fruit, without it, you get a sugar spike.
  • You have to be careful to select organic fruits and vegetables and wash them thoroughly when you juice. If you don’t, you get the toxins and pesticides contained in the fruit or vegetable.
  • When you drink juices made with leafy vegetables, you have a potential to consume a lot of oxalate. Oxalate is a natural acid that makes minerals bind together and may cause kidney stones and other problems.

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When “Healthy” Eating Isn’t Healthy

No matter what grocery you go to in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV, you’ll find food labeled “healthy” that promote various things like fat free or gluten free eating. Food that you think must be good for you and great for weight loss are sold under the guise of these misleading labels. Many times this the food you’re eating isn’t healthy and another gimmick was used to market it, sometimes even charging an exorbitant price. It’s hard to sort it all out, which is why we focus on diet as well as exercise at Aguirre Fitness.

Low fat foods sound like they should help you shed those extra pounds.

If you’re trying to lose weight, logic tells you that the less fat something has, the better it is for your diet and probably healthier it is. That’s just not true. Consider low fat milk products, for starters. Low fat yogurt, for instance, sounds super healthy. It’s yogurt and that bad fat has been removed, what’s not to love? However, fat gives yogurt flavor and without it, it has to be sweetened to be palatable. Check out the sugar content of these types of yogurt. It’s often higher than many desserts. Fat isn’t bad for you if it’s healthy fat. It actually helps yo lose weight by making you feel full longer, so you eat less. Skip the low fat versions.

Granola or granola bars may be good as a snack because it’s convenient, but it’s often not healthy.

You pat yourself on the back for choosing that granola bar over the chocolaty goodness of a candy bar, but are you doing yourself a favor? Not necessarily. Many granola products tout being healthy or just rely on the reputation of granola, when in actuality they’re loaded with sugar. They may have healthy ingredients, such as nuts, dried fruit and rolled oats, but then go astray with sugar or products containing sugar like chocolate bits or a sweet yogurt coating.

Fruit juices, protein shakes and bottled smoothies fall into the category of misleading.

Of course, you’re better off drinking fruit and vegetable juice than you are drinking a cola, but it doesn’t mean these are low calorie. They contain high amounts of sugar and vegetable drinks, may also have fruit in for flavor or high amounts of sodium. You’re better off eating an apple and drinking a glass of water. You’ll fill up because of the fiber and be hydrated too. Those protein drinks are even worse. Some contain artificial sweeteners or loads of sugar. If you want a smoothie or protein drink. Control the contents and make them at home.

  • If you’re trying to cut the calories and look your best, don’t switch to diet cola, switch to water instead. New studies show that drinking diet colas correlates with belly fat and a bigger waistline.
  • Gluten-free is important if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. If you buy it because you think it’s healthy, you’ll pay more for gluten-free products. Even worse, products that are naturally gluten-free like rice, often has a gluten-free label across the front and cost more.
  • Fake meat—a vegetarian burger option—isn’t necessarily healthier. If the meat is made in a lab, I question how healthy it is. Checking out the facts on the latest vegetarian options at fast food establishments, the vegetarian burger is far higher in sodium.
  • It’s become harder and harder to navigate through the advertisement and hype when it comes to food. At Aguirre Fitness, we help you with a diet that is designed specifically to fit your taste, needs and goals.

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Get Up Early – Get That Workout Done

No matter how good you know working out is for your body or even how much you actually enjoy it, sometimes fitting it into your schedule is hard. Even the best laid plans of mice and men go astray by noon on some days. You can avoid the problem of scheduling and racing to the gym at the last minute if you get up early and do your workout before your life gets hectic. It’s a quiet time both in the city and often in people’s homes, where you get those few precious moments to yourself and can get lost in the joy of feeling your muscles obey.

Is your body more geared to slamming the snooze button a few times before arising?

There’s an ongoing debate about early morning people, late night people and the best time for each to exercise. One study found that even the most avid night owl often felt better working out in the morning. In fact, it created an environment where they actually slept better and went to bed earlier. However, morning people tend to have a higher core temperature early, but those who like the nightlife are best in the late afternoon or early evening. People are more flexible when their core temperature is higher and produce more testosterone. There’s no “best time” for everyone, but if you exercise early, it’s done and you can focus on the day.

Get in the habit of getting up early and working out, even on weekends.

Your job isn’t the only distraction that will keep you from the gym, family and friends are also important and need your attention. When you get up early to exercise regularly, you form a habit. That habit is important for consistency. Working out early is especially important during the summer, when the heat can be unbearable. It’s the coolest part of the day. You’ll be more prone to workout on hot days than if you waited.

You’ll set the day for good health.

Starting early and getting revved-up early can set the tone of the day. One study showed that exercising early also encouraged healthier eating and healthier choices throughout the day. It also gets your circulation going, sending oxygen laden blood throughout your body and even boosts the happy hormones to make your day a little better. It also increases hormones that make you more alert.

  • One small study showed that more fat was burned by subjects when they exercised in the morning, than was when they exercised in the afternoon or evening.
  • Often exercise can help control hunger by reducing the production of ghrelin, the hormone responsible for hunger. One study found that when people exercised in the morning, they were less focused on food throughout the day.
  • Contrary to popular belief, working out at night won’t disrupt your sleep cycle. So for those people who simply can’t face their gym clothes that early, schedule your workout when you can do it daily.
  • What’s the best reason for working out in the morning? It’s the fact you’ll probably stick with the program longer, since life won’t get in the way as easily. Getting your fittest is all about consistency.

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Your Eating Habits Affect Your Skin

A healthy look is a sexy look and your skin radiates your health every day. Exercise, avoiding bad habits, good hydration and healthy eating habits affect your skin and create that attractive appearance. While it’s easy to understand exercise and avoiding things like smoking, exactly what food is healthy and adds to both your overall health and vibrant complexion? Just how does what you eat make a difference?

Inflammation plays a role in attractive skin.

Inflammation plays an important role in the body’s survival. It’s the first line of defense to protect the cells from invaders like viruses and bacteria. However, sometimes, inflammation can go amok and attack the body itself. This can happen when you have chronic inflammation. It can lead to damage to the DNA and cause tissue death. It can affect the organs, cells and tissue, leading to cancer, heart disease and even accelerated aging. Highly processed foods not only lead to inflammation, they also deprive the body of the nutrients necessary to protect the skin.

You need food that fights free radicals.

Free radicals are missing an electron. They latch onto parts of the cells and steal the electron, causing changes in the cell via oxidation. Food that is high in refined sugar or highly processed contain free radicals. Processed meats, sugary treats, baked goods, large amounts of red meat, alcohol, cooking oil that’s reused and most junk food are high in free radicals. It’s not just food that does it, excess exposure to UV rays, certain chemicals, smoking, pollution, certain drugs and ozone can release free radicals. Certain foods can protect you from some of the problem. For instance, some foods provide UV ray protection, such as tomatoes.

It’s more than just oxidation and free radicals, you need the right building blocks, too.

Your body is changing every day with cells replacing dying cells. In order to have attractive skin, you need a good source of protein to make collagen and elastin. Fish is an excellent source and fatty fish, like salmon, also contain omega-3 fatty acids that improve skin health. Choosing vegetables and fruit in a rainbow of colors ensures you’ll get a wide variety of vitamins and phytonutrients. Vitamins particularly important for healthy skin are vitamin A and vitamin C.

  • What you drink is as important for skin health as what you eat. Limit your intake and avoid soft drinks. Instead, drink water. It flushes the toxins out of your body and hydrates your skin at the same time.
  • Some food that appears in most kitchens that should be avoided are sweetened cereals and some that aren’t, refined wheat products like white bread and pastry and white rice. Green tea is another good option.
  • Keep your eyes bright and avoid dark circles by adding kale to your diet. It’s healthy for you and high in antioxidants, whether it’s cooked or eaten raw.
  • You need healthy fat in your diet to get a moist, smooth complexion. Cucumbers are also good for the skin. They contain silica, which helps build collagen and increases elasticity. Add both to your next salad.

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Best Anti-Aging Veggies

All types of vegetables are good to include in your diet. Some, however, tend to have more zip when it comes to keeping you at your youthful best. These anti-aging veggies contain vitamins, minerals or phytonutrients that when added to a other healthy eating and a program of regular exercise can turn back the hands of time. So pack these on your healthy eating plate and enjoy the remarkable effects.

Tomatoes are a gift to your body and skin.

You’ll get some sunscreen benefits from eating a tomato. For many years, tomatoes were thought to be poisonous. Up until the early1800s people in America thought tomatoes were toxic and the plant was primarily ornamental. On September 26, 1820, in Salem, New Jersey, Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson ate a basket of tomatoes on the courthouse in front of a crowd. He not only survived, but the tomato became one of the most popular vegetables, although technically a fruit, in America. That’s lucky for everyone that wants beautiful skin. Tomatoes have lots of antioxidants that boost the production of collagen, giving you plump toned skin. Plum tomatoes have the most. Tomatoes are also good for heart health.

Edamame are immature soy bean pods that are just steamed and salted.

When you eat edamame, you’ll get the protection of isoflavones. Those act like antioxidants to protect the skin from damage. Isoflavones also increase the levels of collagen in the skin, which reduces the amounts of wrinkles, particularly in women who are post-menopausal. One study in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, found that consuming edamame on a regular basis could aid in protection from wrinkling.

Kale has become more popular and moved from ornamental to an important source of vitamins.

If you have those horrible dark circles around your eyes that make you look like someone said Beetlejuice one too many times, maybe you should opt for some kale. It’s rich in vitamin K, which aids blood clotting so those tiny vessels near the eyes don’t leak. It has loads of iron to give you a healthier look and make your skin healthier. It also contains vitamin C, which protects the skin. You get benefits from both cooked and raw kale.

  • Just like tomatoes, avocados are technically a fruit, but found in the vegetable section of your grocery. Avocados are high in an omega-9 fatty acid called oleic acid. It helps lock in moisture in the skin.
  • You can enhance your skin and make it younger looking by using cucumbers both on the skin and in your diet. Cucumbers contain silica, which boosts elasticity and healthy collagen.
  • That brilliant orange color of the sweet potato tells you it’s packed with beta-carotene, an antioxidant that converts to vitamin A. You need vitamin A to have skin elasticity and a more youthful appearance.
  • Protect your skin with broccoli sprouts. Those tiny little mini plants on the salad bar are there for more than just decoration. They have as much as ten times the antioxidants than you’ll find in their full-grown siblings.

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Should I Cut Out Dairy Altogether?

If you can’t digest dairy products because you don’t make the enzymes necessary, it doesn’t mean you need to cut out dairy completely. Those with lactose intolerance suffer from bloating, gas and sometimes diarrhea because they can’t digest the lactose. However, there are several levels of lactose intolerance. One woman who was severely intolerant at an early age, found she could eat ice cream sparingly when she was pregnant. Some cheese is low in lactose, such as hard aged cheese, like cheddar. Yogurt has bacteria that helps digest the lactose, so even those with lactose intolerance don’t have to give up all dairy.

Some people swear that dairy free is the way to go if you want to lose weight.

It’s true that some dairy products contain a large number of calories, but is it really beneficial to weight loss to give up dairy entirely? Think about the various types of dairy products. There’s ice cream, cheese, butter and other higher calorie foods. The Caveman diet ditches dairy, just as it eliminates grains. Some people say that they feel so much better when they don’t eat dairy and lose weight quickly. Does it help you clear up your skin, feel better and shed those unwanted pounds? The results vary from person to person, depending on their sensitivity to dairy.

What foods contain dairy and which ones don’t?

If you’re dedicated to giving up all dairy, it’s more than just giving up cheese, butter and sour cream. Baked goods contain dairy, so do milky dressings like ranch. Check the ingredients on many foods and you’ll find dry milk solids or milk by products. Rennet, recaldent in toothpaste, nougat and ghee are dairy products. You can use alternative sources for milk like almond or soy milk. Gelatin based desserts and candy can substitute for milk based products and dark chocolate is not only healthier than milk chocolate, it’s allowed on a dairy-free diet.

You could see some changes in your body.

If you have acne or blemishes, giving up dairy may provide relief. Studies dating back to the 1940s show there’s a link between blemishes and consuming dairy products. There are other studies that show that giving up dairy may also help with skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Using an elimination diet can help. Simply give up dairy for several weeks and see if your skin clears. Make no other changes to your diet or you won’t know what the culprit is.

  • Dairy has a potential to be a food allergen like any other type of food. Giving it up may help identify it as the offender.
  • Do you have bloating, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s or celiac disease? Giving up dairy may help you achieve some relief. These conditions damage the digestive system and giving up dairy can bring relief.
  • There are links from dairy to cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Even type 1 diabetes type 1 has a link to dairy products in early infancy if consumed in the first three months. Of course, weight loss, which also affects type 2 diabetes, can also come from consuming dairy.
  • Dairy contains essential nutrients and healthy bacteria, but it also can give you headaches. While your skin may clear up when you give up dairy, it might weaken your immune system. Giving up dairy can stabilize your moods and boost your energy.

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