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Fertility Detox: Dairy Edition

Nov 28, 2017 | Infertility, Nutrition | 0 comments

If you’re trying to get pregnant, consider ditching dairy: milk, butter and cheese. Dairy can be inflammatory, and it’s important to remove inflammatory foods when you’re trying to conceive. Also, dairy can be loaded with antibiotics and hormones, which you definitely want to eliminate from your diet.

Did you know approximately 60% of people are lactose intolerant? The biggest complaints for people with lactose intolerance are digestive issues – bloating, gas, constipation and stomach pain. If you are lactose intolerant, you don’t produce an enzyme called lactase. Lactase breaks down lactose, a sugar in milk. When you can’t break down lactose, those digestive issues kick in.

If you are not lactose intolerant, but diary doesn’t agree with you, you might be responding to two proteins found in milk: casein and whey. Approximately 50% percent of people with gluten intolerance have casein intolerance.

15 Non-dairy Sources of Calcium

Clients often ask, “Will I get enough food-based calcium if I’m not eating dairy?” Here are 15 excellent non-dairy sources of calcium:

  1. Almonds/Almond Butter
  2. Almond Milk (enriched)
  3. Amaranth
  4. Beans
  5. Blackberries
  6. Chia Seeds
  7. Coconut Milk, enriched
  8. Collard Greens
  9. Figs
  10. Hemp Milk, enriched
  11. Kale
  12. Quinoa
  13. Rice Milk, enriched
  14. Sesame Seeds/Tahini
  15. Spinach

I’m happy to answer your questions about diet and infertility. Contact me here.

xo Jennifer

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