Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dairy Free

Our milk free diet has been going fairly well thus far. We’re not going dairy free because cheese and ice cream are still in our diet, but we’ve removed milk, and it’s been okay. Now I can’t do soy milk, something about it seems to affect me, I may be allergic, though I can eat soy (tofu, soybeans) no problem. We tried rice milk, instead, and it’s been fine. The kids were reluctant at first, but when you really get down to it, the main time we drink milk is with our cereal. We never drink it with meals, and I’ll have it now and then with a PBJ, but otherwise, we don’t drink a lot of milk. Personally, I’m happy for that.

Milk is one of those things that we consume without question and maybe we should question it. After all, we’re one of the only countries that drinks milk after childhood, and even during childhood, there are plenty of other good sources of protein. Plus, you have to question when we are told to consume something purely out of commercial and economic interests. The promotion of milk as a necessary food is the result of the dairy industries efforts to get their product out there, and this is not paranoid, conspiracy rhetoric, it’s just a fact that it was not based on any sound nutritional or scientific evidence, at least not at first. Plus, I think it gives you acne.

Anyway, we’re trying to avoid it, and so far, so good. We can’t live without cheese and ice cream, however, so things are perfect, but what else is new?

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to shashinjutsu for the pic.

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