If you need to quench your thirst, then you might want to stick with a glass of water. You could also opt for clear tea or black coffee if you're looking for a beverage that can offer your body a range of health benefits.
On the other hand, you may want to stop drinking milk on a regular basis due to the fact that it can increase your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to new findings.
In an extensive review that was published in Nutritional Neuroscience, those behind the research took a look at 52 studies that were conducted between 2000 and now. The randomized clinical trials and observational case-control studies, as well as follow-up studies focused on the ways nutrition affected the chances of developing Parkinson's disease and how they might affect the progression of the disease.
That included how coffee, alcohol, vitamins, polyphenols, and dairy products, as well as the Mediterranean diet, either increased or decreased the risk.
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The resulting data showed that while polyphenols, polyunsaturated fatty acids, coffee, and the Mediterranean diet all helped to either reduce the development or progression of Parkinson's disease, milk increased the risk.
"The article about the role of nutrition in Parkinson's Disease is incredibly important discourse, but it does not come to a surprise to me," Nora Minno, RD, tells Eat This, Not That!. "Scientists have known for a long time that diet and nutrition has a severe impact on a person's health."
Minno explains that "Parkinson's disease and other neurological diseases are absolutely impacted by what people put in their bodies," and when it comes to milk, "excessive intake of dairy is not good for your body, as it consists of a lot of unhealthy saturated fats."
Indeed, Minno adds, "I think people should consume dairy in moderation, due to its high saturated fat content."
To find out about removing milk from your diet, be sure to read 22 Genius Tips To Cut Back on Dairy, According to Experts.