Dairy has gotten a bad rap. Not only is dairy an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and protein, it lends complexity and savory notes to countless dishes in the anti-inflammatory kitchen and is an important part of the Start Fresh 28 Day Diet.
As a general rule, choose organic, low-fat dairy products, unless you are buying dairy products from grass-fed animals. The fat profile of dairy products from grass-fed animals is healthier and contains more Omega 3’s than its grain-fed counter parts.
Recommended Dairy Products:
- Butter (to be used in moderation)
- Cheese (especially recommended are: Cottage & Farmer’s Cheese, Ricotta, Parmigiano Reggiano; sheep and goat’s milk cheeses such as Feta, Pecorino Romano)
- Eggs (look for organic, from free-range chickens)
How do you include Dairy into your diet?