Is milk the new red wine? Maybe!
According to research published in the journal Cell Metabolism, there is a substance in milk, called nicotinamide riboside, which acts like red wine in protecting the body from obesity despite a high fat diet. Researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale found that lab mice fed a high-fat diet, as well as high doses of nicotinamide riboside, burned more fat and were protected from obesity.
And that’s not all. Researchers also discovered that the mice became better runners, developing higher endurance and stronger muscles.
More research is needed, so don’t go buying milk in bulk just yet. Researchers caution that the substance likely has a different effect in humans when consumed in a glass or two, adding that the compound will likely have the most benefits when consumed in the form of a supplement.
In the meantime, a glass of milk a day sounds like a good idea!