Milk & Cheese:
There are a lot of dairy myths circulating online, but as it turns out, milk really does do a body good—as do yogurt and cheese. A review of more than 90 studies in the journal Nutrition Reviews revealed a strong link between high calcium intake and improved body composition. In another study from the International Journal of Obesity, researchers reviewed 14 randomized controlled clinical trials and found that people who ate the most dairy had a 1.6-pound greater reduction in fat mass than those who didn’t eat much dairy. This is likely because calcium in milk decreases the levels of a vitamin that encourages fat cells to grow, making it easier to lose weight. Find out the dairy myths you should stop believing.
Excerpted from Reader’s Digest