How to Reintroduce Dairy into your Diet | a2 Milk® USA Blog
How to Reintroduce Dairy into your Diet | a2 Milk® USA Blog

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How to Reintroduce Dairy into your Diet

 Posted on August 15, 2017

Did you know?

Milk drinking is at an all-time low in America. Many people have stopped drinking milk because they experience discomfort after drinking milk. However, published research suggest that A1 free milk may help avoid tummy discomfort in some people.

The difference in proteins

Ordinary cows naturally produce milk that contains a mix of A1 and A2 beta casein protein types. Through a simple DNA test, farmers can identify which cows produce either the A1, the A2, or a mix of both.

Milk that only contains the A2 beta casein protein type (like a2 Milk®) may be easier on digestion and may help some people avoid the discomfort from drinking milk.

Reintroducing dairy

As with any reintroduction, a2 Milk® should be done modestly. Bonnie Johnson, The a2 Milk Company’s™ registered dietitian nutritionist, recommends starting small, such as a couple of tablespoons in coffee or tea, or a small amount on your cereal.  There’s also a great list here with sample suggestions on how to add a2 Milk® back into a diet.  By adding dairy back into your diet in the comfort of your own home, you’ll be able to monitor and document the symptoms, or lack thereof!

Health Care Professionals:  The a2 Milk Company is determined to equip practitioners with the knowledge and resources to help your clients return to the dairy case.  We will send you a complete kit that contains a sample milk carton, tear pad with client coupons and supporting scientific literature for your practice. Please contact us here if you’d like to receive one!

*This information is of a general nature only and is not intended to replace advice from a medical professional. If you have any concerns about your health, you should always consult a health care professional.

Elizabeth Shaw

About the Author:


Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT | @bumpstobaby @shawsimpleswaps

Liz Shaw is a nutrition communications consultant in San Diego, CA. She owns Shaw’s Simple Swaps and works as a consultant with The a2 Milk Company. She’s a frequent guest on local media discussing nutrition trends and how to lead your healthiest life yet! Stay tuned for Fertility Foods, 2017 ; 100+ Nourishing Recipes to Boost Your Fertility coming soon!

www.shawsimpleswaps.com / www.bumpstobaby.com
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