21 September 2008

Many people had a wrong opinion, that if you drink milk will stimulate weight gain. Well good news for you people! Milk can help you reduce your weight. Milk is a good source of protein, zinc and some B vitamins. But it’s also one of the main providers of calcium, a mineral that not only helps to keep bones strong.

A pint of skimmed milk contains just 190 calories and 0.6g fat, while a pint of semi-skimmed milk contains 260 calories and 9g fat, much lower than most small chocolate bars! Calcium alone can help weight loss, but the effects seems to be more dramatic when it’s taken in the form of dairy products.

A study result : the diets of 32 obese adults and discovered that those people eating three servings of low-fat dairy products a day lost more than 10% of their body weight. In contrast, those taking calcium supplements or those who had little calcium or dairy in their diet lost only 8% and 6% of their body weight, respectively.

Diet rich in milk doesn’t actually increase the risk of heart disease and stroke and may even help to prevent them! Get 3 servings daily such as a glass of milk, 1 small pot of low-fat yoghurt and a matchbox-sized piece of cheese. It could be better for your health than you think.

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