We are onto our fourth day in the fat-fighting foods series wherein foods that help get rid of the excess fat in your diet are featured. Among the many food items that we have identified so far, this one is my favorite: dairy.
Whether it is a thick slice of grilled cheese, a glass of low-fat milk or a healthy serving of yogurt – I have always loved that milky and rich taste which has always been associated with dairy.
The reason why dairy is considered to be a fat-fighting food is due to the fact that when the body is deprived of the proper amount of calcium, a chemical called calcitrol is released in the body. This is the one which is responsible for storing fat.
By increasing your calcium intake with dairies, you are also helping your body burn fat more efficiently. Another fat-fighting component included in dairy is leucine.
I personally suggest increasing your daily dose of dairy to about three or four servings a day. This can include cheese, non-fat milk or yogurt – whatever dairy catches your fancy. Aside from helping rid your body of the fat, it will also help improve your bone health and keep those excess pounds for good!