7 Incredible Side Effects of Giving Up Cheese

Not everyone loves cheese. Each American consumes 40 pounds of cheese annually, according to statistics. This isn't surprising. Cheese is everywhere: sandwiches, pizza, charcuterie boards. Cheese is delicious, but it can have health consequences.

Cheese and dairy intake may improve skin tone and texture. Dairy products cause excess oil production. Cheese may contribute to excess sebum production, causing breakouts or clogged pores.

1. Your skin tone and texture may improve

A high-cheese and dairy diet may cause migraines. Bellinger says cheese's tyramine may cause headaches and migraines. Plants and animals naturally contain tyramine. High tyramine levels may cause headaches and migraines, according to research.

2. Fewer headaches, migraines

Cheese can hinder weight loss efforts. Bellinger suggests reducing cheese consumption to lose weight. Cheese contains sugar, fat, and calories. 100 grammes of cheddar can contain 33 grammes of fat. Choosing low-fat or fat-free cheese can help.

3. Weight loss

Cheese and dairy consumption may increase cancer risk. Less cheese means less casein, a milk protein linked to illness.

4. Reduce cancer risk

Less cheese may help your health and the environment. Hunnes: "Milk requires a lot of water." Dairy milk requires three times as much water as plant-based milk.

5. Eco-friendly living

Cheese and dairy contain additives, preservatives, and hormones that may cause inflammation, says Bess Berger, RDN, CDN. "As a PCOS dietitian, I see women cut out dairy and report fewer headaches," Berger says. 

6. Reduce body inflammation

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