Eating two and a half servings of a mix of high and low-fat dairy products per day is now proven to lower blood pressure and blood sugar, according to a new study.
We’ve long been told that them bones them bones need calcium, but new research has shown that dairy consumption may also have beneficial effects on metabolic health and can reduce risk of metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The new results, taken from a clinical trial recently published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, showed that researchers found that men and women with healthier blood tests also had a specific kind of acid that appears in your blood when you eat high-fat dairy. Men who ate dairy also appeared to weigh less than their non-dairy eating counterparts.
The study, which followed the health of 233 French- Canadian adults, broke the group into dairy eaters and those who avoided the food group. The results found that those who ate the recommended 2.5 servings of dairy were linked to a lower risk of metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Dietician and nutritionist Tina Ruggiero, supported the study results saying:
“High-fat dairy has gotten a bad rap in the U.S. due to fad diets and junk science, which comes and goes. But dairy products like cheese contain a unique form of fat that may be absorbed differently than fat from other foods.
“Your body needs at least some of this fat to absorb the essential vitamins found in milk, like vitamins A and D, which support your immune system, strengthen your bones and teeth, and protect soft tissues and arteries.”
This is one study we’re more than happy to get behind.