That special time of year has arrived…Girl Scout cookies are now on sale.
What if you didn’t have to wait all year long to get your hands on some somas?
The answer is you don’t. And in fact, you can enjoy them year round and feel less guilty.
For the past decade media, and every site known to man has been publishing some type of “fast fix” or profound health discovery that will supposedly change the way we see food and eat food.
I cannot lie and say that burgers taste bad, cookies and cream froyo is not always on my mind and that cheese is not the most delicious thing know to man. But the truth is there are many harmful ingredients in dairy products.
According to Dr. Hyman who is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, “Milk doesn’t reduce fractures. Contrary to popular belief, eating dairy products has never been shown to reduce fracture risk. In fact, according to the Nurses’ Health Study dairy may increase the risk of fractures by 50 percent!”
Countries with lowest rates of dairy and calcium consumption (like those in Africa and Asia) have the lowest rates of osteoporosis.
In addition “Higher milk intake is linked to acne.”
Many would be surprised to know that “Each year, the average American wolfs down 36 pounds of cheese and 24 pounds of ice cream or frozen dairy products. You wash all that down with 200 pounds of milk and cream” according to the USDA.
The good news is there are endless recipes, that will leave one feeling great, as well as will definitely satisfy that sweet tooth while allowing you to still slip into those skinny jeans.
Life, however, should not be about labeling ourselves as dairy-free, vegan, or paleo, life is about enjoying ourselves as well as filling our bodies with healthy food, that will allow us to live the life we want and become the individual we are striving to become.
If that is having a little less dairy, less meat and learning new ways to still have delicious food, and educating ourselves on the dairy industry then let’s begin.
First things first, thin mints, Girl Scout S’mores, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-a-Lot are actually dairy-free and vegan!
But for everyone’s favorite(Samoas), and that one we crave year round there are a few recipes that will leave your mouth watering.
By incorporating more dairy-free products into our lives and skipping out on that extra glass of milk we can actually lose weight, obtain clearer skin, have better health, and have more energy to do were created to do.
How will you do this?