There are numerous health and ethical reasons to avoid dairy products. On the health side, countless people who’ve quit dairy found that their chronic congestion, digestive problems, ear infections, or acne vanished within a few weeks. You might therefore consider going dairy-free for a month to see if doing so significantly improves your quality of life.
Nutritionally speaking, dairy has its pluses and minuses. Almost half of the calories in whole milk come from fat, and nearly all of its carbohydrates come from sugar—all of it in the form of lactose, which many people can’t properly digest.
On the ethical side, many dairy cows are never allowed to graze outdoors; they are confined to cramped stalls on factory farms. Although a cow can live twenty years, practically all dairy cows are sent to slaughter before they turn five, as the milk production of aging cows can’t match that of a younger animal. While milk products show up in so many baked goods, one would believe that they’re indispensable ingredients. Nothing could be further from the truth. Almost every baked good recipe can be substituted with an alternative non-dairy milk or egg replacement.
Malcolm’s Dairy Free has a large selection of delicious, decadent and dairy-free dessert treats – ranging from dairy-free ice cream, dairy-free baked goods to dairy-free chocolates. Order yourself a sample today!