10/02/19 Skim milk vs whole milk: Which is actually healthier ?

Today I read an article about how Full fat dairy is making a comeback, even though it is more calorie dense and full of saturated fats. However, after recent research its been found that Full fat milk and dairy products could be healthier that skim milk alternatives.

In the article it explains that as more and more people opted for items like fat free or low fat yogurts , manufacturers started pumping their products with sugar and artificial ingredients to make them taste better. As a result a single pot of strawberry yogurt contained your entire daily sugar allowance.

Skim milk isn’t just full of sugars and artificial preservatives but they also deprive us of the health benefits of Full fat milk. The article explains that in recent studies its been found that kids who drink whole fat milk had higher blood levels of vitamin D, essential vitamin in the maintaining of healthy bones compared to their peers. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids as well as conjugated linoleic acid, which is useful in the maintaining of a healthy weight and may help manage type 2 diabetes.

Moreover, a study following 18000 middle aged healthy women for over a decade found that the women who consumed full fat milk and dairy products were less likely to become overweight or obese compared to women who didn’t consume any full fat dairy products. So by trying to cut down on fat in hope of maintaining a healthy weight you are increasing your likelihood of actually becoming overweight.

After reading this article I might advise my parents to start buying full fat dairy products instead of the reduced fat alternatives.

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