Why Ditch Dairy

The 4 Cornerstones of Switch4Good

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Improved Health

We all want to feel our best, but dairy can leave us lagging. A dairy-free lifestyle has the power to make you feel fantastic, now and in the long-term future. Expect to experience increased energy, less bloating, improved digestion, clearer skin, reduced asthma symptoms, less inflammation, and other lasting health benefits when you make the Switch4Good.

Enhanced Performance

An increasing number of professional athletes are going dairy-free, claiming the lifestyle as their secret weapon to consistent, elite-level performance. Ditching dairy significantly reduces post-exercise inflammation, allowing you to get back to training with renewed vitality faster than those who consume dairy. The bottom line: a dairy-free diet helps you get better—faster—and sustain these gains longer in virtually every sports discipline.

Planetary Responsibility

The dairy industry is a major contributor to the unnecessary stressors humans place on the earth. It is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution in addition to taxing our natural land and water resources. As stewards of the earth, we can protect the planet by ditching dairy. 

Food Justice

“Going for gold means not leaving others behind.” So said 3x Olympic weightlifter Kendrick Farris, and those words encapsulate so much. Food is indeed a political act, and our choices impact the lives of others—whether we are conscious of this or not. While we have been told that dairy benefits our bodies, the serious social repercussions far outweigh any nutrients found in this food (which are easily obtained elsewhere). Sixty-five percent of the world’s population is intolerant to cows’ milk, including a staggering 86 percent of people of African descent, 70 percent of Latinx, and 95 percent of people of East Asian heritage. But what is most shocking is that the government is aware of these figures, yet it continues to recommend dairy as a food group in its nationally accepted USDA Dietary Guidelines. Switch4Good is committed to regularly revealing, discussing, and working collectively with other organizations and advocates to put an end to food injustice.

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