When trying to lose weight many people try to eliminate whole food groups such as dairy due to its high fat content. Today we now know the importance of dairy food within a healthy diet. Some research suggests that dairy can actually aid in weight loss!
Dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt are packed with essential nutrients. Dairy is not only a good source of protein but also contains zinc, some B vitamins, and calcium. Milk and cheese can add to your daily caloric and fat totals but there are now so many low fat options such as skim milk, low-fat yogurt, and reduced-fat cheeses.
Research has found that children who drink milk are more likely to have a lower body mass than children who do not. Another study found that people who eat dairy while on a calorie controlled diet actually lost more weight than the people who skipped dairy products. Trying to get three servings of milk, cheese, or yogurt daily plays a huge part in a nutrient rich, healthy diet that can help you maintain a healthy weight.
References: Dairy and Healthy Weight. National Dairy Council. 2015.