|You don’t have to be a kid to benefit from a few glasses of milk each day. In fact, adults can benefit quite nicely.
In general, milk is known for abetting strong teeth and bones, good skin, immune system support and the prevention of dental decay, hypertension, respiratory problems, some forms of cancer and other illnesses.
And now, it helps to reduce heart disease. A study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that three glasses of milk per day may lead to an 18% decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.
While some people steer clear of milk because of the saturated fat, the researchers, from Harvard University and Wageningen University in The Netherlands, found no link between the consumption of regular or low-fat dairy and any increased risk of heart disease, stroke or total mortality.
That doesn’t mean you should embrace the calories and fat of whole milk. Switch whole milk for 2% lowfat milk and wean your way down to 1% and 0% fat.
Three glasses a day keep the doctor away.
You don’t have to drink milk by the glass. Add it to tea (chai with a hefty pour of milk is a natural). Switch regular coffee for latte. And try this comfort food, one of our diet tricks:
Milk it for all it’s worth.
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