Have a Cow, Man
superficial society where Americans spend more time in the gym than in
the local library, losing weight is an elusive, painstaking process
that many attempt to accomplish with "Get Thin Quick" scams, yet few
have long-term success. Ah, weight loss, the final frontier. According
to a recent report published in the journal for The Federation of
American Societies for Experimental Biology, one of the biggest
oversights in the weight loss game is the importance of dairy products.
products have the terrifying moniker of being fat inducers. In
actuality, the new research shows that lowfat dairy foods actually may
help control weight gain. A diet high in calcium and lowfat dairy
causes fat cells in the body to make less fat, and use the body itself
to break down fat.
"A diet that
is higher in dairy products and higher in calcium reduces the risk of
obesity," Dr. Michael B. Zemel of the University of Tennessee Nutrition
Institute said. "We see this in both men and women, but a much more
profound effect in women."
subjected four different diets to different groups of mice. The diet
that was highest in lowfat dairy foods resulted in the greatest control
of body fat, even with the same amount of calories. This was compared
to the national government consumption data, and controlled for such
factors as calories and physical activity. Research showed body fat was
reduced in people who consumed more lowfat dairy products. Also, lowfat
dairy may be more effective than calcium in reducing the risk of
Obesity is usually linked to chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
The researchers recommended a three-meal solution to gaining your daily lowfat dairy fix.
Have a cup of lowfat milk with your cereal for breakfast.
Use lowfat cheese on your sandwich or salad for lunch.
Eat lowfat yogurt or drink lowfat chocolate milk as a snack.
Source: National Dairy Council and Orbis Broadcast Group