May 9, 2009

Drinking Milk Helps Lose Weight

Drinking milk as part of your meals will induce weight lose according to a research by Japan's National Institute of Public Health. Milk lessens the glycemic index (GI) which is an “indicator of the rate and quantity of sugar that comes into blood.”

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“A food's GI can affect people's weight when consuming food, contrary to the common belief that it is the calories contained in food that pack on the pounds. Rather, calories are only linked to energy generation. A lower GI means less fat is stored in the body, thus contributing to weight loss. Assuming some foods have the same calorie content, the lower the GI is, the more effective it is for weight loss,” Chosun Ilbo reported.

Japan's National Institute of Public Health stated that the boiled rice with dried seaweed has 94 GI. When one glass of milk was added, with similar calories, GI decreased to 59. It’s 37 percent less than the usual meal without milk.

Besides, the consumption of white bread revealed the same results. GI was reduced by 20 percent after adding a glass of milk.

Above all, doctors warned that excessive drinking of milk is harmful since it contains fat. They also advised the consumption of low-fat milk to ensure proper nutrition.