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 calcium if I’m not eating dairy?” Here are 15 excellent non-dairy sources of calcium:
- Almonds/Almond Butter
- Almond Milk (enriched)
- Chia Seeds
- Coconut Milk, enriched
- Collard Greens
- Hemp Milk, enriched
- Rice Milk, enriched
- Sesame Seeds/Tahini
For more info on foods for fertility, download my free guide, 3 Dietary Tips to Boost Fertility.