I started slowly eliminating dairy from my diet about three years ago. After taking a plant-based nutrition course, my eyes were opened to the potential hazards of consuming additional hormones through drinking ordinary milk. Though, full disclosure, I still allow the occasional splash of organic, grass-fed, and antibiotic- and hormone-free half-and-half in my morning coffee a few times a week.
After I cut back on dairy drastically, I started to notice how much better I felt. I was less sluggish and not as bloated. Plus, I found some really amazing milk alternatives. If you're thinking about ditching dairy, here are some great ways to enjoy milk-like substitutes that aren't actually milk. If you do still drink dairy, here are additional tips to make sure you're getting the healthiest version: