Thursday, September 25, 2008

5. Full Fat Dairy.

If you're trained yourself to touch nothing but low-fat or no-fat, you might want to relax.
A study at the University of Wales of 2375 men over 25 years showed that those who consumed the most full-fat diary were 63 percent less likely to develop "metabolic syndrome," a cluster of symptoms such a high blood pressure, blood lipids and glucose levels that can lead to diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
It is believed that medium-chain fatty acids, present in full-fat (but not low-fat) milk, yoghurt and cheese, boost insulin sensitiveity in those with a metabolic syndrome, making it easier for the body to control weight.

Full-fat diary is only going to have these benefits as part of balanced diet. At the end of the day, if you eat too many calories you'll put on weight.

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