Ok so, I've been trying to get my head around all this milk drinking that Peat recommends.
I read his milk article here: Milk in context: allergies, ecology, and some myths
And part of me thought maybe he's just biased towards dairy cuz he likes it.
Three articles I read
SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class research journals
Calcium and Weight Loss - The Connection Explained!
All pretty much confirm what Peat has been saying about dairy and it's benefits ESPECIALLY in the weight loss department.
There is something special about milk and dairy for weight loss and maintaining your weight as you age.
I had a pretty decent metabolism in my younger days, but as I have hit middle age, weight control has definitely become harder. I have 20 stubborn middle age accumulated lbs. that just don't want to budge no matter how much I exercize and eat healthy. I lose 10 and gain 10, back and forth, back and forth...
I'm tall and can get away with it at times but it's frustrating
I've never really been a big milk drinker. But I do like it- just not all the time. Well that's gonna change now.
Interestingly, if you read these articles, they discuss how calcium, ESPECIALLY FROM DAIRY SOURCES, are what helped the MOST.......way better than calcium from supplements and other food sources......
(Good-bye almond milk in my morning green/fruit smoothie! even tho it has calcium as well)
Now of special note, the articles DID mention for weight loss purposes, that one needs to be eating the lower fat versions of dairy in order to get the higher calcium and not all the calories. But if you are going for calories AND calcium, just use the higher fat versions, I guess....
Calcium is the bomb when it comes to health/weight issues! Yes, I know, the other vitamin/supplements/foods are important too, but this thread is about da milk subject. And an important one at that!
Touché Dr. Peat! You are right AGAIN!
I say "again" because before I read what Peat had to say about certain vitamins and nutrients, I had independently researched their benefits, and put them to use, which, I might add, has been verified and confirmed by what Dr. Peat has discussed.
Now I'm going to research the orange juice thing.
I can't drink milk due to its protein type, the added vitamin d and lactose. I just don't feel right on any kind of milk.