Category Archives: Milk

Don’t Forget, Amino Acids Cause Insulin Release Too

It is widely known that carbohydrates cause the release of insulin. It is perhaps less widely known that certain amino acids also cause a significant release of insulin from the pancreas. As with carbohydrates, amino acids require insulin to enter … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Whole Milk

Whole milk is often maligned as being unhealthy, mainly because of the high saturated fat content. However, evidence shows a number of health benefits from consumption of whole milk and fermented milk products such as yoghurt. Milk is a complex … Continue reading

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Milk As A Possible Weight Loss Food?

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The Benefits of Goat’s Milk

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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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The Best Drink For Rehydration?

There is controversy as to the best way to rehydrate following fluid depletion. The traditional and accepted method is to consume an oral rehydration drink that is a solution of salt and glucose. This takes advantage of the active transport … Continue reading

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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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Hydration Index (HI) For Drinks

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More Differences Between Whey and Casein: Postprandial Triglycerides

Milk contains two protein fractions. These fractions are whey and casein. Consuming whole milk necessitates the consumption of both fractions because they are present as a mixture along with the other macronutrients. However, it is possible to separate these two … Continue reading

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