Monday, November 1, 2010

Milk for Your Diet

Like cheese, milk is also delicious for those who love to drink milk. It is the basic need for our body. If you don't like to drink milk, then that can be a problem.

One century ago, milk was known as a healing food that cured people of many common diseases. Patients went on exclusive raw milk diets for three weeks or longer and, as a result (according to contemporary authors whose work you will read about on this site), cured many common diseases that ailed them and still plague us 100 years later:

Rheumatoid arthritis, edema, ulcers, indigestion, low thyroid function, congestive heart failure, asthma, hay fever, appendicitis, gallstones, infertility, narcotic habits, anemia, insomnia, migraines, acid stomach, eczema, tuberculosis (in its early stages)

Researchers are learning that diets rich in calcium also provide another benefit: they help ward off obesity. The latest findings, presented last week at a meeting of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, come from a study of 321 girls, ages 9 to 14, conducted by Rachel Novotny and colleagues at the University of Hawaii. The girls who consumed more calcium weighed less and had less abdominal fat.

Including milk in your weight loss plan may help you stay on track, suggests a Australian study that found protein-rich foods such as lowfat milk, lean meat, beans and nuts helped people feel full longer.

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