Milk/Dairy consensus?
Posted: 11 April 2013 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Is there a consensus within crossfit regarding dairy…specifically milk? I read some places people don’t drink milk and I drink other places how other people drink lots of milk, particularly for post-workout recovery drinks.

Is it based on tolerance to lactose? In any case, I like milk, and don’t seem to suffer any ill-effects, but I’d be willing to try forgoing it if there were some solid health benefits to be gained.

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Posted: 11 April 2013 11:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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There are lovers and haters and all in between. If you go all in paleo it’s not part of the diet, but a lot of hard-training crossfitters do use dairy.

No solid evidence against milk, but also there is little to the milk-is.the-healthiest-of-all-drinks campaigns seen in some parts of the world (e.g. here in the latte-loving Sweden). There are some modern studies saying that it’s probably better to drink wholemilk than the low fat kinds.

If you like milk and your stomach can handle it, drink it. You get a lot of good nutrient from it, but nothing you can’t get in any other way.

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Posted: 11 April 2013 11:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I love it.
But I also love beer grin

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Posted: 14 April 2013 09:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The milk of the day these day is Chocolate Milk.  due to its perfect blend of Protein to Cabs for recovery.  I am a huge milk fan, 1 or 2%, so you body absorbs it better.  Vitamin D has shown promise on the absorbing of protein.  And alone with magnesium and calcium is important for joints, knees. and immune health. 
Best part it makes a dope shake, protein berries and milk

Check some of these links
http://www.menshealth.com/video/surprising-hydrators#/video/all
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20100922/milk-drinkers-may-lose-more-weight

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Posted: 21 April 2013 06:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Totally genetic if you do well with it or not, in my opinion.

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Posted: 23 April 2013 05:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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We drink raw milk in my household and love it! I have a protein shake with it after my workouts. My wife’s allergies were all but eliminated as well.

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Posted: 24 April 2013 05:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Milk and cheese have been demonized by the Low-Fat diet people since the late 60’s. (so has meat but that’s a different debate) Humans are the only animal that consume milk products after infancy, so there is some science to that. However, whole milk and low processed cheese has its benefits. The skim milk kind is really pointless. If you are trying to lose weight I would keep dairy products to a minimum. But when I was playing football, I’d drink 2-3 gallons of whole milk a week to help put on weight. It worked too. Unfortunately, cutting it out to lose weight was tough.

I would say if you like cheese and milk eat it but try and keep it to early in the morning or lunch. (same with carbs)

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Posted: 09 August 2013 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Primal Diet allows dairy if you tolerate it well. Full fat is a must! Anything less than 2% has negative effects in males and increases the risk of prostate cancer dramatically. But the whole point is to re-program your body to run off of fat.

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