Q: WHAT ABOUT THE SUGAR IN MILK PROD­UCTS?

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A: Milk and yo­ghurt con­tain lac­tose, a type of sugar (a com­bi­na­tion of glu­cose and galac­tose). We haven’t elim­i­nated them from the diet, though. Lac­tose is di­gested more slowly than other types of sugar and there­fore doesn’t have as big an im­pact on your blood sugar and in­sulin re­sponse. Milk and yo­ghurt are also packed with pro­tein, which fur­ther slows di­ges­tion, and cal­cium, which you need for a healthy heart and bones. Fi­nally, th­ese prod­ucts don’t taste sweet in the way most of us think of as sweet, so they are less likely to trig­ger crav­ings.

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