Saturday, January 12, 2013

The truth about the milk


Healthy and nutritious drink or fattening threat full of harmful chemicals? 

When we were little older we kept saying that we need to drink milk in order to grow healthy and strong. It was crucial for the health of our bones and teeth. But already for a long time all the popular movement which claims that milk is not healthy for you to contain dangerous bacteria, poisons, pesticides, harmful growth hormones and everything else .... Consumption of milk, apparently, can cause a range of diseases including diabetes, ear infections, dermatitis, eczema and acne, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease ...


On the other hand there is a lot of research and experts say the milk healthy and that it would definitely be drinking more milk because it helps to increase protein intake and reduce the intake of sugar. In addition, consuming calcium through dairy products may reduce fat absorption from other foods.

What is the truth? Time had dealt with the experts on the portal health.yahoo.net.


Claim no. 1: Milk helps to burn fat

Truth: Maybe. In a study conducted at the University of Tennessee found that obese people who consumed three times a day, calcium-rich dairy lost more belly fat than in those who had a similar diet without dairy products. In addition, it was found that calcium supplements had no effect as well as milk. Why? They believe that calcium enhances the body's ability to burn fat, but some other active components of milk, such as milk proteins, further helps burn fat.



Claim no. 2: Drinking milk makes muscles

Truth: Absolutely. In fact, milk is one of the best foods to create muscle on the entire planet. A lot of high-quality protein: 80 percent casein and 20 percent whey. Whey is known as a 'fast protein' because it quickly breaks down into amino acids and absorbed into the bloodstream - excellent for consumption after exercise. Casein is more slowly broken down, which is ideal because the body gets more constant supply of small quantities of protein, for example between meals or during sleep.

Claim no. 3: The cows receive antibiotics and hormones, and milk because unhealthy foods

Truth: It is not proven. Some scholars argue that the milk of cows that receive antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance in humans. But this was never proved. In addition to the dairy farms are really taking care of the cattle that were in therapy. When the treatment is not the milk collected in a collecting tank and does not sell milk to processors. As far as hormones, the recession was in full harness on, and hormone injections expensive and thus not feasible. In addition, the controls are pretty strict. Conducted in milk quality testing laboratories, and that the tests are not announced to producers.

Claim no. 4: Fat-free milk is much healthier than the whole

Truth: I do not. At least not much. Most studies have shown that drinking whole milk and improves cholesterol levels - though not as much as drinking low-fat milk. There is an exception: Danish researchers found that men who ate a diet rich in whole milk had little increase in LDL cholesterol. But it should be noted that they drank six cups of milk a day, which is quite a lot. And even then, the level of triglycerides - that are "responsible" for heart disease - decreased by 22 percent. So, if you drink two or three cups of milk a day - whether it be on defense or whole milk, reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. 

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