Weigh Your Dairy Protein Choices

Weigh Your Dairy Protein Choices Just like it is with your timing of fast and slowly digested protein powders, the results you can expect from different dairy foods can vary. Consider the findings of a study published in the Archives of Osteoporosis which suggests that higher fat dairy products like cream are associated with lower bone mineral density.

After analyzing questionnaires completed by 3,212 participants in the Framingham Offspring study, researchers found that subjects who consumed 2 to 3 servings of low-fat milk or yogurt daily were more likely to have higher bone mineral density in the hip region while those who consumed high-fat, sugary products like cream and ice cream tended to have a lower density of bone minerals.

True Strength Moment: Dairy foods like milk and yogurt are an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and protein. These nutrients can contribute to bone health as well as muscle maintenance and growth. Getting in 2 to 3 servings per day isn't all that difficult when you consider that whey and casein proteins are basically refined milk products.
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