Eat the Fat and lose the Weight!
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Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on December 19, 2016
I have never enjoyed eating anything that is low fat. I've always bought food that was, what I call, full fat dairy. I don't drink milk but I do enjoy cheese,cottage cheese, sour cream (occasionally), and Greek yogurt.
Recent research has shed some light on which type of dairy is best. Dairy can be great source of protein and if you eat organic dairy it can be a great source of FAT. That's right a great source of fat!
It's a healthy fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). It's and antioxidant (slows aging), it can help prevent colorectal cancer, boost the immune system and decrease atherosclerosis (prevent heart disease).
Go Organic when it comes to dairy. The USDA found that cows that were pasture raised had five times more CLA in their milk than grain fed cows!
Don't go overboard. The calories can add up quickly. The good news is that when you eat higher fat dairy you will get the normal satiety signals from your brain. In other words you will feel satisfied when you are supposed to. If you drink milk, I would suggest 2%. If it's cottage cheese go for 1-2%. Yogurt 2% but for a treat you could have a small amount of full fat for a dessert and feel like there was a healthy edge to that treat.
Enjoy Life! Dr. D.
(Sept 15, 2013)