For years, people have swapped a creamy pint of whole milk for a watery bottle of skimmed to help boost their weight loss efforts. But new research has discovered that drinking skimmed milk might in fact be making us bigger, not smaller. Government guidelines currently recommend that people consume ‘moderate amounts of milk and dairy, choosing reduced fat versions or eating smaller amounts of full fat versions or eating them less often.’ It is generally thought that by drinking skimmed milk you can get whole milk’s benefits--Vitamin D, calcium and protein amongst others--without the fat and calories.
Finally, it should not be forgotten that research has shown that skimmed milk also provides less nutrients than whole.
Full-fat dairy is a vital source of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K as well as calcium and phosphorus, the minerals that work with vitamin D for build strong bones.
But the term ´fat-soluble´ means that these vitamins need to be delivered in or with fat for the nutrients to be available to the body. Taking the fat out makes it difficult or even impossible to absorb them.
Just another "study" to contradict some previous "study". I dont trust any studies any more. They all have some social, political or economic motivation, and after all the worry and behavior changes and life disruption, there isn´t a lick of difference in the end. Eat what you like. Drink what you like. Smoke if you want. Be too skinny if it is comfortable for you, or too fat. Have pets or not, as you wish. Marry or dont. Carouse or dont. It just doesn´t matter as much as these do-gooders want us to think it does.
I only drink skim, can´t stand anything else...bleck. Dumb study--many women need the calcium and turning them off to skim milk could be a mistake (because they might give it up altogether)--too much confusion.
Out in the country skim milk used to be called "Blue John" for the faintly blue color without all the cream. Like really all the goodies were taken out. Even tasted sort of thin.
Then on the other hand an old memory comes to me from about 40 years ago when we moved back to Minnesota for awhile where we wound up in an old farm house near Rochester. Kin would bring us farm fresh free range eggs and all the pasteurized milk straight from the cows we could drink. Both were so rich we couldn´t drink the milk or eat the eggs. So I suppose that means you eat and drink what tastes good and moderate consumable totals to maintain good health. And since everybody is different it should be left up to the individual what they consume. I can only add that there were very few fat farmers. Make of that what you will.
Experts? Only in their own minds I say. Who needs them!
It´s not the skim or the 1 or 2% - it´s the pasturization, the hormones & pesticides. Stick to organic, raw, unpasteurized 100% whole milk.
There´s a reason the gov´t (and Monsanto) is trying to outlaw it - it´s actually really good for you and not something they can patent or make money on (Monsanto).
Read "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" by Weston A. Price. He wrote it in the 1930´s. Want to be healthy, with no diseases, dental carries, etc. until you die? Read this - it´s written in layman´s terms and It will blow.you.away.
Autism, MS, Cancer, auto-immune, Alzheimer´s, etc. - they are all caused by our "western" diet (sugar, flour, wheat, processed foods, hormones, pesticides, etc.) This is not hearsay or anything of the sort. A great website to go to that incorporates Price´s findings is called "healing naturally by bee". It´ll change our life. (btw Price was in the field for decades, documenting why some people/countries were disease ridden and some not - he has loads of data, pictures, etc. again all in layman´s terms.)
Without the fat, your body can´t absorb the calcium in the milk.
Skimmed milk is not much different, nutritionally, than water with a little sugar mixed into it. You will absorb the sugar from it, but not much of anything else.
Sadly, skimmed milk is the only milk children are allowed to drink in public schools. (They´re given a Hobson´s choice of "white" or "chocolate" -- both have the healthy milkfat removed.) Thanks, Michelle Obama! /s
I find this interesting. I work in a facility where over 100 seasoned citizens reside. I administer nearly every one very high doses of vit. D some to the tune of over 50,000 IU a week. Nearly ALL drink skim milk and have for years. I have never been Vit. D deficient: until recently. I titrated off whole milk (to skim) in a bid to lose weight over the last 3 years. 5 years ago my Vit. D levels were in the high 60’s nmol/L at this last visit they were 7 nmol/L.
How long is it now that so called experts and yes, doctors too, have been scaring little old ladies about cholesterol and telling them not to eat the very foods they really need for bone health? There is no substitute for butter or eggs. All lo fat products have flavor enhancement by added sugars which are frequently the poisonous sugars - high fructose corn syrup or aspartame for instance. If you eat yogurt and ice cream read the ingredients and refuse any that are laced with these poisons . That goes for soft drinks too.
My Mom would not let skimmed milk into the house(she also called it Blue John, #13). She insisted we consume products which had been processed to an absolute minimum. Whole milk, butter not oleo, no processed meats, home grown fresh vegetables, free range eggs, and on and on. Her whole brood turned out to be pretty healthy.
My 75-yr.old grandad was hit by a car while crossing the street. His arm and shoulder took the brunt of the hit. He had conventional treatment with drugs, physical therapy, etc., but his arm withered and became skin and bone, while his good arm was still well-muscled and strong. A neighbor started bringing him very rich raw milk from his Jersey cow and after a few months, the arm was good as new. We thought that milk was a miracle cure!
We like 1% milk. When we were growing up our Mothers gave us whole milk. When the kids were teenaged we switched to 2%, which we found to be delicious. Then a while back, kids all gone, to 1%. We do not drink blue beverages.
Big milk drinkers, we have strong bones and teeth and all the other good stuff that comes from this wonderful food. I feel for those who cannot drink it. There are few things as refreshing and satisfying as a nice glass of cold milk.
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