What to Look for in a Non-Dairy Meal Replacement Shake

For those who have lactose intolerance or who abstain from animal products, dairy-based meal replacements are not an option. But a complete non-dairy meal replacement is hard to come by. Most non-dairy options exist as either protein supplements or meal replacements with insufficient or incomplete sources of protein. When selecting a non-dairy meal replacement, here are some things to look for to make sure the shake is providing the nutrition it needs: Quality protein Protein plays many Continue reading →

Why Choose Whey from New Zealand Antibiotic-, Hormone-free Cows

What are the health and environmental risks involved when four out of five animals are routinely given antibiotics (regardless of whether they’re sick) and one out of five dairy cows are stimulated with hormones to produce more milk? Growing evidence of antibiotic resistance due to routine use of antibiotics in animal feed – including for dairy cows – is increasingly worrisome for health policy makers as well as individual consumers. The routine use of hormones such as rBGH for milk Continue reading →

During Weight Loss, More Dairy Protein and Calcium Helps Strengthen Women’s Bones

Young women hoping to lose weight with typical dieting may unknowingly wreak havoc on their bones in a way that could affect them for a lifetime. But new research shows eating more dairy foods rich in protein, calcium, and vitamin D can keep bones stronger while shedding pounds and inches. Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario found that young women on a weight-loss plan who ate higher amounts of dairy-based protein (whey and casein), calcium, and vitamin D improved markers Continue reading →

Lose Stubborn Fat with More Whey from Dairy

Does the phrase "weight-loss plateau" ring a bell? If you've ever embarked on a weight-loss journey, it more than likely does. And now there's good news for you—results from a just-published study show that losing more belly fat and gaining more muscle is easier by eating more protein from dairy. The researchers credit the results to the whey protein fraction of the milk. The study, published in the September issue of the Journal of Nutrition, followed 90 overweight or obese women (aged Continue reading →