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Welcome to the Switch4Good Blog! Bookmark this page as your go-to resource for science-backed articles and interest pieces. From breaking down dairy studies to covering recent industry news, you can rely on these articles to provide both insight and solutions to bring your nutrition game up a notch.

Science & Research

Study Finds Sugars Found in Dairy Elevate Cancer Risk

Study Finds Sugars Found in Dairy Elevate Cancer Risk

Sugar is the new fat. The days of low-fat and fat-free have been replaced with zero sugar or no added sugar labels on nearly every packaged product we consume. Most experts would agree that sugar additives aren’t conducive to health, but what about the natural sugars...

Dairy Study Uses 7 White Men to Represent All Americans

Dairy Study Uses 7 White Men to Represent All Americans

Why is chocolate milk so ingrained in sports culture? Milk has science on its side. The industry pays for studies that are designed to yield positive results, and these (often barely statistically significant) results are turned into national advertising campaigns to...

The 411 on Cheese: Definition, Health Risks, and Alternatives

The 411 on Cheese: Definition, Health Risks, and Alternatives

In the western world, cheese is everywhere. It’s ultra-processed and shaped into peelable, waxy sticks that are packed into lunchboxes; it’s powdered and packed into paper packets then stored in a certain iconic blue box; and it’s aged in basements to eventually be...

Athletics & Performance

Milk and Osteoporosis: The Calcium Myth

Milk and Osteoporosis: The Calcium Myth

In 2009, I was part of a UCLA study of cyclists and triathletes that looked at how endurance exercise impacted bone density, testosterone, and the production of inflammatory cytokines produced during long, frequent periods of exercise. Some of my cycling teammates...

What About Soy?

What About Soy?

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and maligned plant proteins is soy. I hear it in the locker room all the time. Men are refusing to eat soy in any form because they fear growing breasts, or they limit their intake of soy milk, tofu, edamame, and tempeh thinking...

Ditching Dairy Can Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Ditching Dairy Can Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Guest post by Rick Scott (#veganhockeyplayer) The first time that I broke my wrist was in a 1983 on-ice collision when I was an 18-year-old hockey player. I broke my thumb near the same wrist a couple of years later in a bike race. When I broke the wrist again in 2007...

Alternative Guides

17 Different Plant Milks You Need to Try

17 Different Plant Milks You Need to Try

How many plant milks are there? The answer is limitless! Personally, I opt for the store-bought varieties, but with a cheesecloth or a super nifty Almond Cow machine, you can transform literally anything into a delicious plant milk—from grains to seeds to nuts and...

10 Essential Dairy-Free Cookbooks

10 Essential Dairy-Free Cookbooks

Not everyone can “wing it” when it comes to mealtime, and that’s okay. With the ever-growing trend of dairy-free and plant-based eating, it can be intimidating when looking for a cookbook. Choose from any one of these essential dairy-free cookbooks, and you’ll be set...

Recipes

Weeknight Dairy-Free Pesto Pizza

Weeknight Dairy-Free Pesto Pizza

The next time you're craving pizza, don't order out—make it yourself. This simple dairy-free pesto pizza recipe is fresh, flavorful, and super easy to toss together (thanks to the help of a store-bought crust). This dairy-free pesto pizza will fill you up without...

Dairy-Free Butter Chickpeas

Dairy-Free Butter Chickpeas

This Indian-inspired dish will quickly become a weeknight staple. The fragrant, heavenly spiced sauce is incredible over anything—tofu, veggies, or in this case, chickpeas. This meal is satiating and packed with nutrients including protein, iron, and powerful...

The Best Dairy-Free Fettuccine Alfredo

The Best Dairy-Free Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo was one of my favorite dishes growing up, so I was eager to re-create and perfect it, vegan-style. This is just as decadent and creamy as the kind I grew up eating and made entirely from plants! It’s also made without a drop of butter. Most Alfredo...

Dairy-Free News

Dairy-Free in a Day: Toddlers and Kids

Dairy-Free in a Day: Toddlers and Kids

We all know young children can be picky, and feeding them a dairy-free diet may seem restrictive at first. However, there is immense variety in plant-based foods in terms of tastes, textures, and essential nutrients. Give your child a nutritional boost and expand...

Study Finds Dairy (Not Soy) Skyrockets Breast Cancer Risk

Study Finds Dairy (Not Soy) Skyrockets Breast Cancer Risk

If you could reduce your relative risk of breast cancer, wouldn’t you do it? A new study claims that women who drink cow's milk could increase their risk of developing breast cancer by up to 80 percent compared to women who drink soy milk. Unbiased by either soy or...

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