When I first learned about my gluten intolerance (about three years ago), my GI doctor suggested I stay away from dairy and soy for while in order to let my intestines heal. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was consuming a lot of soymilk (processed) and low fat dairy (again processed). Well, about 4-6 months into my GF living, I decided to try to introduce dairy back in my diet.
My initial thought process was to of course buy low fat yogurt, cheese, etc. But after seeing how much my intestines had healed eating unprocessed natural foods, I decided to keep it going. Meaning, I only bought food in its natural state. Full Fat and all! Full fat cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, eggs (no egg whites), etc.
“The fat or cream in whole milk is part of the milk product. When the cream is removed milk now becomes a processed food. In order for our bodies to digest food, certain elements must be present.” source
So you maybe be wondering…….why so thrilled about Full Fat? What's the deal? Everyone knows what foods make them feel the best, so please consider that. I’m telling you hoe MY body benefited and HOW this diet change worked FOR ME!
- Full fat means higher nutrient content (my immune system was HAPPY!!)
- Full fat means savoring more flavor.
- Full fat means lower lactose and happier belly (for my belly at least).
- Full fat means –”regular consumption of medium chain fatty acids (full-fat milk and dairy products,cheese, and yoghurt) can have a positive effect on metabolic syndrome, a condition associated with type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes and obesity while reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack by two thirds” source
- Full fat means keeping things real….natural.
My favorite ways “Fatten up” (the good way!)
as a granola and fruit topping
mixed in a good soup to make it creamy (spicy pumpkin )
a creamy addition to my Gluten Free Spinach Boats
and my favorite…..as a summer time treat. Homemade REAL ice cream!
Does that mean I never buy low fat? Of course not, certain brands don't even carry full fat. I still think they taste pretty creamy. I'll buy those very now and then too. I just like to make sure most of the main ingredients are natural and unprocessed. Ya know?
Are you a fan of full fat? What makes you FEEL the best?
Have a “PHAT” Friday.
(ha-ha, I just had to!)Cheers,