A dairy-free diet can help relieve symptoms of tiredness, gas, congestion and bloating. Best of all, dairy-free alternatives are free of cholesterol, lactose, growth hormones and antibiotics which are common in most dairy products.
Help the Environment
Dairy farms yield a relatively small amount of milk, and in return produce staggering quantities of waste and greenhouse gases, polluting our land, air, and water and contributing to climate change. A single dairy farm with 2,500 cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people.
We're never told that cows can only lactate when they have a baby to feed. After enduring nine long months of pregnancy, a dairy cow's newborn is taken away from her to be slaughtered or used. Surely, we can agree that these newborn calves — the forgotten "waste products" of the dairy industry — and their moms deserve better.