4. Low Fat Milks
It is well-known that a glass of milk a day (even Vitamin D milk) is very healthy for you and is a very good source of calcium and vitamin D. You take the health benefactors one step further when you start drinking one percent reduced-fat milk and soy milk.
Soy milk contains soluble fiber and soy protein which lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and triglycerides. This reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, however if you or your family has a history of breast cancer, then you should stick to 1% reduced-fat milk because soy milk contains phytoestrogens which may increase the risk of breast cancer.
One percent reduced-fat milk actually helps with food cravings as well as helps protect against osteoporosis. It is able to curb cravings because it has the components of a healthy meal, which are carbohydrates, protein and a little fat. You absorb it slowly and stay full longer.