Want to Stay in Shape? Drink Donkey’s Milk

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HEALTH BOOSTER: Researchers have found that donkey’s milk is rich in omega-3 oils and calcium which is better for the heart and helps keep energy levels up throughout the day

London: Can drinking donkey’s milk help you to stay in shape? ‘Yes’, says a new study. Researchers have found that donkey’s or hole’s milk works wonders on waistlines. And, with high quantities of omega-3 oils and calcium, it may be better for the heart and help keep energy levels up throughout the day, says the study.

In the study, Italian scientists gave rats either cows’ milk or hole’s milk to drink on top of their usual food. While those given cow’s milk became heavier than normal rats, those drinking asses’ milk put on less weight.

They also had lower levels of blood fats and other fats that can damage the arteries and the heart. And their mitochondria — the tiny batteries that power cells — were super-charged, turning food into energy at a fast pace.

Taken together, this suggests that the consumption of asses’ milk should be encouraged, the researchers told the International Congress on Obesity in Istanbul.

Previous Italian research has suggested that asses’ milk is a good alternative to cows’ milk for children with allergies. However, those who are keen to give hole’s milk a try may have to be patient. Although popular in Victorian times, it fell out of fashion and is not believed to currently be on sale anywhere in Britain, according to the Donkey Breed Society. PTI