Day 24 of 365 | The Carnivore Diet Experiment!
Hi friends: It’s day 24 of 365 of the carnivore diet experiment! I have increased the amount that I have been eating at my omads! As many of you know I have incorporated intermittent fasting and the carnivore diet experiment. I fast for 20 hours and have an eating window of 4 hours.
Lately, I have been thinking that I am not eating enough. I don’t want to be in the situation. I have increased my consumption of two steaks instead of one. I usually have some bacon, sausages, or chicken wings for dessert. Sometimes I do feel I need variety. But at least one hour before I eat, the feeling for variety goes away. I actually crave that first bite of my steak. It is a beautiful feeling. The first bite of my steak is so delicious. Nothing beats eating something after fasting for 20 hours.
I am thinking about adding dairy back into my diet. I know I have mentioned that it causes me to break out. However, I have been reading some great things about goat cheese. I may just wait until I get past the one month mark and I will add a bit of goat cheese. Here is what I have found out about goat cheese. According to Dr. Axe, goat cheese provides healthy fats, is easier for many people to digest than cow’s milk cheeses, and is even a bit lower in calories and fat than other cheeses.
Goat Cheese Benefits
1. Provides Healthy Fats
Why is goat cheese a source of healthy fat? A serving of full-fat goat cheese provides about six grams of fat, much of which is saturated fat. Even though saturated fat has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and “dangerous” for your heart, there’s a lot of evidence that this isn’t the case. For example, France is one of the world’s leading consumers of cheese and butter, yet the French don’t have higher rates of heart disease compared to other nations that consume less.
The fat globules found in goat milk are smaller and tend to be easier to digest.
Caprylic acid found in goat milk and goat cheese has been found to possess antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming caprylic acid may be helpful for fighting fungal and yeast infections, such as candida, urinary tract infections, acne, digestive problems and more.
2. Provides a great source of calcium
Like other dairy products, goat’s milk and goat cheese are great sources of calcium, which can be hard to get enough of if someone doesn’t eat many green veggies, nuts or much seafood. Having a serving or two of high-quality dairy products per day, which can include goat cheese and other raw cheeses, can provide about 10 percent to 30 percent of your daily calcium needs depending on the specific kind.
3. Provides B Vitamins, Copper and Phosphorus
Along with protein and fat, goat’s cheese also provides phosphorus, copper, B vitamins like vitamin B6 and some iron. The combination of protein, calcium and iron may help support bone formation and help with the absorption of certain minerals.
4. May Be Easier to Digest
For people with sensitivities to dairy, why is goat cheese better than regular cheese? Goat milk can be a good choice for some people who can’t digest cow’s milk because its chemical structure is slightly different. Some experts even believe that goat cheese can be safely consumed by people who are allergic to cow’s milk. One reason is because goat’s milk is lower in lactose (milk sugars) than cow milk, and the presence of lactose is a major reason why some people cannot digest dairy very well.
5. May Help Reduce Hunger and Cravings
Cheese probably doesn’t come to mind when someone mentions dieting and weight loss, but what do the studies say? Is goat cheese good for weight loss? Because goat cheese provides fat and protein, it can be helpful for controlling hunger because it’s satiating.
Today’s dinner was jerk chicken wings! I am seriously thinking about adding goat cheese to my carnivore diet experiment! I am curious to find out if it will have an impact on my acne. I have experienced acne breakouts due to consuming dairy products in the past!
Check out my flashback video! 30-day carnivore challenge video! Just in case you missed it. The truth about the carnivore diet!
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