Dairy Consumption and High Blood Pressure
Just a curiosity... Has anyone ever linked dairy consumption with an increase in blood pressure? The only dairy I consume is my half and half in my coffee and I like to eat cheese every now and then. I've been racking my brain as to what could be causing my HBP. I know I'm under a lot of stress but it couldn't be that huge of a factor, right?
The reason I'm singling out dairy is because I know I'm slightly lactose intolerant. My parents had me on a soy formula when I was a baby because I'd get sick on regular milk. Even now, I'd still get a stomach ache if I drank a lot of milk. However, I have no issues digesting cheese and the half and half. Could my body be reacting in other ways, like raising my BP?