For years, milk products were vilified for their fat content. And many people reject dairy as binding or bloating.
For years, milk products were vilified for their fat content. And many people reject dairy as binding or bloating. Even Khloe Kardashian said that kicking dairy out of her diet helped her get her revenge body.
And even though most of us struggle to quit cheese, yogurt, and ice cream (can I live?), we're still curious as to whether ditching the food group will result in a bangin' bod.
Welp, tell the cows to come home! The most recent research points to milk, yogurt, and even cheese as being beneficial for weight loss, thanks to satiating fat (yes, you can skip the skim), protein, and nutrients like vitamin D and calcium, which are crucial for burning flab.
One review in the International Journal of Obesity found that people who ate the most dairy while on a calorie-restricted diet lost an average 1.6 more pounds from their fat stores than those on low-dairy diets. Boom.
As for intestinal distress, although less than half of 1 percent of adults are allergic to dairy, many more have some difficulty digesting milk products. Recent research revealed that the culprit isn't always lactose (a dairy protein some people can develop an intolerance to) but rather a bloating and inflammation-causing protein called A1 beta-casein.
A new variety of milk that contains solely the more easily digested A2 beta-casein can help and is becoming increasingly available.