Dispelling Dairy Myths

Posted Apr 23, 2010 News & Notes, Farm Store News,

Myth Series

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to comment on some of the myths about dairy foods. As I looked at some of these, it was interesting because I get asked these questions often when I’m talking about dairy. MYTH NUMBER 1: Consuming diary products can lead to weight gain. FACT: Weight gain occurs when one consumes more calories than the body can burn as energy. Contrary to this common myth, research both in animals and humans suggest that including three servings of low fat dairy foods in a calorie controlled diet may help greater weight loss— that’s right weight loss! Clinical trials have also shown a strong correlation between calcium intake and reduced body weight, body fat percentage and waist size! (Zemel, M. 2005. Role of dairy foods in weight management. JACN 24(6) 537S-546S.)

CONCLUSION: BE SURE TO HAVE AT LEAST 3 SERVINGS A DAY OF YUMMY COUNTRY DAIRY PRODUCTS grin

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