It has been found that dairy products that contain copious amounts of fat may actually slash obesity and diabetes rates by several degrees. The low fat train is something that belongs in the past and must be disembarked from now.
Up until now, the US dietary recommendations supported the consumption of low fat dairy over full fat dairy products. The latest evidence on the contrary suggests that full fat dairy products such as whole milk with a layer of cream on top may actually have a salubrious effect on one’s health.
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The study was published in the journal Circulation. Besides offsetting the risk of obesity, these full fat dairy products also slashed the incidence of diabetes.
Those individuals who consumed the most pure dairy products that had not been tampered with by man were having low levels of diabetes risk in their ranks. The study spanned a decade and a half.
On the contrary those who had low levels of dairy fats in their systems were more at risk. Whole fats may help the body’s response to the hormone insulin. As for diabetes, it is all about insulin sensitivity so there you have it.
Dairy fats also help the body in the job of decomposition that it undertakes in the liver and muscles to affect the sugars from food. In some dairy foods such as cheese, the fermentation led to the occurrence of microbes that helped in the insulin response shown by the body.
There was even an 8% decrease in obesity among those who consumed full fat dairy products. While high fat dairy products do contain large amounts of calories, they make you satiated sooner and thus lead to under-eating. This is a paradox and hard to believe yet it is true.
Dairy products have also been known to reduce the tendency towards gaining weight. Especially, calcium plays a significant role in the body’s ability to burn off excess fat.
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However, this study is still in its infancy, so the advice from the food authorities is not to start bringing on high fat dairy products just yet. A balanced diet is ideal and it means everything in moderation.