Category Archives: Milk

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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Casein and Dietary Fat Interactions

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The Metabolic Effects of Various Drinks

While much of the attention in nutritional circles is given to foods and their metabolic effects, drinks too can play an important role in human health. Although there are many drinks available to humans, in truth we tend to consume … Continue reading

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Milk: Good or Bad?

Colloquially, ‘milk’ usually refers to cow’s milk, but all mammals produce milk for their young. Mammalian milk serves an important function to provide both energy and nitrogen to the growing infant. In addition, immunity and brain development may be accelerated … Continue reading

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Opioids in Wheat and Milk

Digestion of the α-casein protein from milk and gluten protein from wheat results in the production of a number of peptides. Some of these peptide have been suggested to have opioid activity. Opioids are a group of chemicals that include … Continue reading

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The High Insulin Response to Milk

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