Dairy Packs a Punch with Protein
Have you ever noticed that when you eat a healthy breakfast, complete with a protein such as milk, cheese or yogurt, you feel satisfied longer? Research is now confirming that eating protein in the morning and throughout the day can prevent overeating and help you maintain a healthy weight. A recent study in the “Journal of Nutrition” found that increased consumption of dairy protein helps dieters lose more fat and maintain lean muscle than other diets.
Eating dairy protein increases “satiety” (your feeling of fullness) and regulates metabolism. Consuming milk, cheese or yogurt is a convenient and tasty way to get protein, which experts recommend be consumed through food rather than supplements.
Other emerging research on protein states the importance of balancing protein intake throughout the day rather than consuming a large amount all at once. The typical American diet often includes an oversized portion of protein at dinner. Instead, try infusing your diet with protein at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
What’s more, dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt are affordable sources of protein.Visit UDIM’s new Pinterest page, where you’ll find creative recipes to inspire you as you add protein to your meals throughout the day!