Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Milk: Full-Cream, Skim and Intolerance

Photo by Nat Farbman, 1954 LIFE Magazine
You may have seen on my Facebook page recently a post in which I shared my dislike for skim milk, here's a little more info about it and why I prefer full-fat milk (other than the fact it tastes so much better)...

When the fat is removed from products something has to replace it and this something is generally sugar, meaning that fat-free or low-fat dairy products generally mean more sugar (and more kg's on your waist-line!)

Fat-free also means that there are no fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin D, A, E and K, which would normally be present in full-cream milk

Consuming full cream milk, instead of skim, may also reduce you risk of developing type 2 diabetes (click here to read the study)

Now, I know many of you are probably thinking, "Why are you trying to teach us about milk? Isn't it bad for you?"
Well, the answer to that can be both yes and no. If you are allergic to milk/dairy or intolerant then yes, milk is bad for you, but if you are not then I say go for it - just remember, everything in moderation

For more info you can read here and here

This is provided purely as information, not medical advice - if you are unwell, please seek assistance from your healthcare professional

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