In a previous blog, Do You Know the Truth about Milk?, we discussed why you should avoid dairy products. From allergies and sinus issues, to Type 1 Diabetes and heart disease, dairy has been linked to many adverse health factors.  We challenged you to eliminate dairy from your diet, and experience the differences for yourself.

Since then, many of our patients at our Indianapolis chiropractic clinic have asked how they can ensure they are not accidentally consuming dairy. This may sound simple; avoid milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, etc. However, did you know that many of the ingredients we find in our foods contain dairy?

When reading labels, watch for the following ingredients, which contain dairy:

  • Artificial butter, butter flavor, butter fat
  • Casein, caseinates
  • Hydrolysates
  • Lactalbumin
  • Lactoglobulin
  • Lactose
  • Rennet casein
  • Sodium caseinate
  • Whey

Now that you know which ingredients you’re looking to avoid, here are just a few of the surprising foods that contain some form of dairy:

  • Processed cereals and cereal bars
  • Frozen dinners
  • French fries (coating or flavoring)
  • Processed breads (white or wheat)
  • Protein supplements
  • Processed deli meats
  • Pizza crust
  • Crackers

To avoid the health risks that come with dairy consumption, read ingredient labels carefully. While not consuming milk, yogurt, cheese, and butter is a great place to start, it is important to be aware that there are other ways you may be consuming dairy.

At our affordable chiropractic clinic, we encourage our patients to live a healthy lifestyle that encompasses the practice of healthy habits, from body mechanics to nutrition and relaxation, because it takes more then one factor to be healthy and happy.

Related: Do You Know the Truth about Milk?, Trying to Get Healthy, but Not Sure Where to Start?, Your Guide to a Healthier Lifestyle

About Integrated Health Solutions

Dr. Charbel Harb is a licensed chiropractic physician and the Medical Director of Integrated Health Solutions. Our core belief is that each patient who walks through the doors is a person, not just a medical record or chart. Our greatest pleasure is bringing joy to our patients and helping them to fully embrace life, allowing them to enjoy each day: active, healthy and pain free.