I keep reading on this forum and elsewhere that dairy products tend to thicken phlegm. I have also noticed this in myself too. Is this due to lactose (I have a mild intolerance), or the fats, or something in the casein, or whey, or what?
It would be hard for me to give up dairy - I've tried going on a mixture of rice/green pea protein and I can really feel the difference in terms of recovery/anabolism - especially with my pre-bed meal.
Is there any way to minimize this effect without giving up dairy products? Is casein more or less likely to cause this? Thanks.