Study: Calcium From Dairy Aids Weight Loss

Friday, March 13, 2015

Study: Calcium From Dairy Aids Weight Loss

You already know that Hiland Dairy milk is a great way to get your body calcium to help build and maintain strong bones and protein to repair muscle after exercise…but did you know that it may help you lose weight too?

How does it work?

It’s true. Studies show that when combined with a reduced-calorie diet, calcium – especially calcium from dairy sources – helps aid in weight loss by inhibiting fat absorption and increasing the body’s metabolic rate, among other things. So by consuming low-fat dairy products as part of a healthy diet, you can not only reduce the amount of fat your body absorbs, but also increase the rate at which your body burns the fat that it does absorb.

It’s a dietary win-win!

It is important to note that you can’t simply drink milk alone and expect to lose weight. In fact, the weight-loss benefits of dietary calcium occur in conjunction with a calorie-restricted diet. Meaning, you still need to eat less to lose weight (and exercise more). The bottom line is, if you’re already trying to lose weight by reducing your caloric intake, calcium derived from dairy foods can help you lose it faster.

As if we needed another reason to love milk!

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