12 Days of Powerfoods - Day 4

Monday, August 17, 2009

*Dairy*
Powers: Building strong bones, firing up weight loss
Weapons: Calcium, vitamins A and B12, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium
Fight against: Osteoporosis, obesity, high blood pressure, cancer
Sidekicks: None
Posers: Whole milk, frozen yogurt


A University of Tennessee study found that dieters who consumed between 1,200 and 1,300 milligrams of calcium a day lost nearly twice as much weight as those taking in less calcium.


Like I posted in a previous BYT, calcium can play a pretty big role in weight loss. Researchers think the mineral probably prevents weight gain by increasing the breakdown of body fat and hampering its formation.

Foods to try: Fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese.

How I ate it today: Had cheese on a sandwich & burritos



Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27054206/ns/today-today_health/?pg=5#TDY_MH_12PowerFoods

2 HUGS:

awesome job so far! keep it up and you'll be hitting your first 25 lb. goal in no time!

Carissa said...

thank you! :):)

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