Does milk reduce hunger?
Barbara Rolls, Professor and Helen A. Guthrie Chair of Neurosciences at Penn State University, has been testing the use of milk in smoothies and shakes as a means to curb hunger. She found that when skim or non-fat milk is included in these healthy beverages, and they are consumed before a meal or as the first course, they significantly curb further food intake. She did not find that skim milk alone as a single ingredient beverage does the same. She did acknowledge that other researchers have found that skim milk can reduce hunger.
Just remember that you need to count those liquid “milk” calories when you compute a day’s worth of eating. This may be an excellent way to curb hunger and make sure you have a serving of the bone-building nutrient calcium in your diet.