Sunday, April 10, 2011
"LOOK/FEEL GOOD" TIP OF THE DAY - GOT (SOY) MILK?
Thanks to Got Milk? ads reinforced by celebrity influence, it's hard to surpass the benefits of milk in general. For example, milk contains trytophan, which calms and acts like a sleeping aid. And everyone knows milk has calcium, a necessity for developing and preserving strength in nails, skin, and bones. However, soy milk (or soy products in general) only enhance these benefits milk already provides. For example, soy possesses an adequate source of protein, which assists in maintaining and producing lean muscle mass. So even though soy milk tends to be more fattening, if consumed in moderation, (soy) milk can actually help you control your appetite (fill you up more quickly), gain more muscle, and - since a pound of muscle burns an additional 250-500 calories at rest - burn more fat and lose weight. Finally (my favourite), soy milk can lift and firm your breasts!