4 Reasons to Love Milk

By Nicci Micco, July/August 2010

Why milk is good for your body.

"The vitamin D in milk comes from lanolin, the oily substance in sheep wool, to create vitamin D3, the wool is processed with chemicals and then irradiated. Vitamin D is naturally available in cod liver oil, beef liver, sardines, tuna,...

1. It helps keep your weight in check.

Several observational studies show that people who consume more dairy products weigh less and have less body fat than those who consume less. Milk seems to satisfy our hunger better than other drinks—perhaps due to its protein, suggests a study published in 2009 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In that study, people who drank skim milk felt fuller and ate less at their next meal than people who drank a fruit drink. If you are concerned about weight gain, choose low-fat or nonfat milk instead of whole milk, which can have as much as 8 grams of fat per serving.

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