With all the soy, almond, cashew, and coconut milks all taking over major real estate on grocery store shelves, it seems like no one reaches for good ol' cow variety anymore. But there's a new reason why you should: A new study shows milk not only strengthens your bones, but keeps your heart strong and healthy as well.
A protein in cow's milk lowers your chance of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Dairy Science. It has this heart-protecting effect by reducing levels of "bad" cholesterol (otherwise known as LDL) and triglycerides in the blood. These findings confirm what previous studies have looked at—and give you an easy, inexpensive way to ensure your ticker's in tip-top shape.
Not a big fan of throwing back a glass of milk unless you're dunking a massive chocolate chip cookie in it? You can get the heart-boosting benefits with whey protein instead. Add a scoop of your favorite powder to oatmeal or a smoothie, or try a Rumble Supershake as a heart-healthy alternative. These shakes (which just launched this month at Whole Foods Markets nationwide) come in three yummy flavors, are lactose- and gluten-free, and pack in good stuff like fiber and omega-3s.
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