Dieters: Reap the Benefit of Dairy

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Love milk, yogurt and other dairy products? Well, there's a new reason to make sure you've got milk. Studies show that consuming three to four servings of low-fat dairy every day actually helps burn more fat. But experts stress that in order for the dairy diet factor to work it must be low-fat products. According to studies, calcium stored in fat cells plays a role in the storage and breakdown of fat. Make dairy a part of each meal, and include it in one snack over the course of the day. Breakfast is easy - use skim milk in your cereal or have a slice of low-fat cheese on toast. Enjoy low-fat yogurt as a snack later in the morning, and sprinkle some low-fat cheese on a salad for lunch, or have a slice of cheese pizza heaped with veggies.