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Milk Helps Build Muscle and Burn Fat After Strength Training

How Often Do You Drink Milk?

With all the mixed health messages we get, it's nice to know at least one truth still stands: milk does a body good. Literally!

According to a new study from McMaster University, women who drank two glasses of fat-free milk after strength training gained more muscle and lost more fat as compared to women who consumed energy drinks.

Researchers have found similar results in men, but the scientists were most surprised by the fat-fighting properties of milk. If you don't believe the study, take it from an Olympian: Dara Torres drinks chocolate milk after a workout, as do some prominant exercise physiologists. Given dairy's myriad of health benefits, I try to drink it every day. Whether it's a glass of milk or a bowl of cereal, how often do you consume milk?

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danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Silk Regular has less than half of the amount of cow's milk (6g vs 13g). I also wouldn't drink 4.23 cups a day.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
But the sugars in soy and rice milk are ok? :?
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Well, each cup of cow's milk has over a tablespoon of sugar. A liter has over 50g of sugar, more than a soda. Yuck. I'm less worried about the fat and more about the sugar. And the hormones.
amcastine7 amcastine7 7 years
I hate cows milk, or any animal milk. I realize that people have been living for 1000's of years on it, but people also used to never take baths and or brush their teeth, and yet, life goes on. The time line does'nt matter, milk is gross, people are just more aware now. No it wont kill you, but there's no reason to ever drink it. You can get all the calcium and vit D you want from other things. I understand some people actually like the taste of milk, I'm guessing those are the people who grew up drinking it constantly as a kid because it was being pushed like a drug by the dairy council and TV. However, if you can remember, they also claimed at one time that cigerettes were a good mood stabilizer and promoted smoking as a way to relax, everyone knows where that went. Bottom line, if you insist on drinking milk, fine, personally, I love choc soy milk, makes me feel wonderful, but please dont say thats soy or nut milk is unhealthy when you know darn well that its not true. Enjoy your hormone riddled boob juice!
mrsrazon mrsrazon 7 years
Milk is terrible for you. It's full of antibiotics and hormones, which is a pretty common fact. If believeing that makes one a tree-hugging wackjob, I'll take that label. I'm lactose intolerant anyway, but... come on, guys.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
*hugs my tree* Don't hurt my trees feelings! Everything in moderation? Including homicide and crack?
weffie weffie 7 years
Have any of you tried Hemp "milk"? It's a lot like almond milk in taste and texture, but has more protein and omega-3 than the other milk alternatives, and less sodium than a lot of them. I haven't tried cooking with it yet but it's great for drinking and cereal!
jnnfrcyl jnnfrcyl 7 years
I swear by almond milk or soy milk!
coffeemug2007 coffeemug2007 7 years
I never drink milk I put a little in my coffee
jessfish25 jessfish25 7 years
I alternate between soy, rice, & almond milk, but avoid animal milk.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't care much for the taste of plain milk (and I'm from Wisconsin, so I'm not the norm around here!), so I get my calcium from plant sources, yogurt, and supplements.
crazylovevbug crazylovevbug 7 years
i'm lactose intolerant, so i haven't had milk for a really long time. silk soy milk is the best! i don't know for sure if milk is that bad for you, but it does make sense how it can be harmful. clearly it is meant for baby cows and hormones are produced in it that may or may not be meant for people's consumption.
stellaRuby stellaRuby 7 years
Everyday. I am lactose intolerant, so I take a pill in the morning and drink milk all day. Love cold milk with ice after running.
Berzerker Berzerker 7 years
I'll drink anti-freeze before drinking milk. I had issues with cow's milk as a baby and could only tolerate breast and soy milk; I figure what was bad for me then can't be any better for me now. Besides, we were not meant to drink animal milk as adults; Milk is designed to fatten up baby animals, so does it really make sense to consume it for fat loss?
bluerose462 bluerose462 7 years
Real Milk? Like never. I do cook with 2% beacuse thats what my Bf likes but I usually drink Lactose free milk, and chocolate Soy milk. mmmmmm I think I'll have some right now!
runnereater runnereater 7 years
Not much of a milk drinker, but I make up for it in string cheese and lots of light ice cream!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
I'm not a fan of straight milk, and I've cut back on it (and most milk substitutes) because of the sugar content. I use a little cream in my coffee, and I sometimes buy unsweetened almond breeze.
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