Category Archives: Dairy

Dairy: A Source of Slow Release Carbohydrate

Dairy food is associated with good health. In particular, consumption of dairy foods such as milk and yoghurt are associated with lower body weights. It is not fully understood why dairy foods may be so healthy, but one possibility is … Continue reading

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Protein, Dairy and Legumes

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Full Fat Dairy is A Weight Loss Food: More Evidence

Studies suggest that consumption of dairy foods is beneficial to the body weight. For example, in a recent study, researchers investigated the dairy intake of a large group (18,438) women, over 45 years, who were free from cardiovascular disease, cancer … Continue reading

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Yoghurt As A Fat Burner

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Milk, Vitamin D and Body Mass Index

The nutritional science surrounding dairy products is interesting. Dairy consumption shows an association with body weight, such that those with the highest intake of dairy have the lowest body weights. Clinical trials involving dairy also show that consumption of dairy … Continue reading

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Whey Protein Lowers Blood Pressure

Supplemental whey protein has a number of beneficial effects. Whey can be used as a method to increase protein intake and therefore facilitates a greater intake of total dietary protein. This in turn can facilitate a positive nitrogen balance by … Continue reading

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More on Saturated Fat And Cardiovascular Disease

Saturated fat is a heterogeneous group of chemicals. Fatty acids have hydrocarbon tails and these hydrocarbon tails are concentrated sources of energy which makes them highly efficient fuels. The hydrocarbon chains of fatty acid vary in length and are classified … Continue reading

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Bad Science Watch: Muddying the Water Over Dairy

A large number of studies have shown that consuming dairy products is associated with improved sensitivity to the insulin system. This may relate to the calcium or conjugated linoleic acid content of dairy products, both of which have insulin sensitising … Continue reading

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Natural Versus Trans Fats

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Healthy Diets Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is increasingly being seen as a causative factor in the aetiology of many Western lifestyles diseases. Cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and obesity are all typified by low levels and systemic inflammation. The reason for this inflammation … Continue reading

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