Is Whole Milk The Best Milk?

 

Milk, no matter how you shake it, is on  the top 3  healthiest drinks to consume list.. period. There is no age limit to this drink, it’s one of the only things the school system has got right since it first began and it comes from a natural source.. Moooooooo  (I won’t even state the animal).

The Nutritional guidelines that have been around for years and years state that they recommend you drink only low-fat dairy products and avoid whole milk, however this is modern day and Di Nutrition is the new era of nutrition.. so it’s only right we  let you know the truth about Milk.

 

Whole Milk Vs Alternative Milks What’s Difference?- The main difference between them is they all have different fat content in them. Whole milk has not been altered at all and will have the full amount of fat in it which is 3.25%, Low-fat Milk which has been altered so it has a lower percentage of only 1% or 2% fat.. then you’ve got skimmed milk AKA “Fat free milk” and you guessed it has 0% fat in it.

The protein in all three Milks is very good with Whole milk having 7.9g to 8.2g, Low-fat 8.g to 8.2g and Skimmed milk 8.3 to 8.7. I would also like to add that Skimmed milk unlike Whole milk has no added water in it, despite claims it takes all of the good nutrients away.

The Vitamin D is another thing; Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin so it can only be in something that has fat. However Low-fat and other types of milk get around this is the manufactures add the vitamin D themselves to the milk, which evens it out to around the same amount as each other. Whole Milk 97.6 IU (International Units), Low-fat Milk 127 IU & Skimmed Milk 100 IU.

Where you can really separate them though is their Omega-3 content. Omega-3 (Click Here) the fatty acids have a host of health benefits such as lowering the risk of cancer, heart health and brain health too. The bigger your glass of milk the more fat it has, which is great for you because the higher the Omega-3 on offer.

 

Why Do People Think Whole Milk Is Unhealthy?- It’s like I said earlier The Nutritional guidelines  have been around for years and years, these same guidelines have been telling people to avoid Whole milk because of the saturated fat in it and that this leads to heart disease.This has also been backed up by the media.

This is just an assumption made that saturated fat must increase the risk of heart disease; there is no evidence to back up the claim whatsoever. Even the scientists in their labs who have been experimenting on this for years  have  found no data to suggest that eating saturated fat causes heart disease.

DID YOU KNOW: Saturated fat does increase LDL but what has to be taken into account is that it also raises good HDL levels. If you have no clue about LDL & HDL then you must read this (Click Here) 

 

Whole Milk Helps You Control Your Weight- Another thing I see a lot of, is people not wanting to drink Whole milk because of a fear that the extra fat and calories will cause them to gain weight, when in fact that could not be further from the truth. Having high-fat dairy products, like Whole milk help prevent weight gain.

Of course if you go crazy and drink many bottles of Whole milk in a day consistently your fears will become reality, but that’s not typical is it? You’re more likely to gain weight if you have no milk at all and you’re drinking alcoholic beverages or fizzy drinks than any form of milk out there.

In fact if you look at just high-fat dairy products, like Whole milk, you will see there is always a connection between high-fat dairy and a lower body weight.

DID YOU KNOW?: In nine years a Woman drinking Whole milk every day is 15% less likely to gain weight over a period of the nine years than a woman who drank Low-fat or no milk at all for the same duration.

 

Is Diabetes & Heart Diseases Less Likely When You Drink Whole Milk?- Yes indeed, and just any other metabolic syndrome too  such as High Blood Pressure or Abdominal Obesity. The natural fatty acids in whole milk are the reason why you get these health benefits in the first place.

 

Lower Calories In Skimmed Milk Compared To Whole Milk- Skimmed milk has low-calories but still contains protein. As you know above, Whole milk and Skimmed both contain 8 grams of protein per cup. I must also add though that Whole milk only has 22% calories made up from proteins whereas 39% of the protein is found in Skimmed milk.

Skimmed milk provides a handful of minerals and vitamins with very few calories in it at all. In fact, Skimmed milk is very rich source of calcium, giving you around 297 to 300 mg per cup. This is even higher than the calcium that is found in Whole milk which is between 268 to 276 mg per cup.

 

Conclusion

Limiting Whole milk may be a popular choice because the nutritional guidelines are in the dark ages, but popular does not always mean wise or healthy.  There may be some circumstances where Skimmed milk is the best choice for you. But for the majority Whole milk will offer straight forward nutritional gains over Low-fat & Skimmed Milk any day of the week.

 

 

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.  Please do let me know though…

What Do You Make Of All This?

What Milk Do You Normally Drink/Will You Be Switching?

What Are Your Biggest Challenges/Frustrations when buying milk?

How much milk do you drink per day ?

Of course Any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below

Until Then Ciao

We Look Up  

Karim David

The Healthy One

 

114 Comments

  1. Imaran Khan June 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you for delivering such powerful content,you’re really helping me with my health.

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    1. 1didieci June 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Your welcome Imaran.. I’m very happy to hear that 🙂

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    2. Max Roberson June 22, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Ditto

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    3. Kent Thomsen June 24, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you also Karim for all you’ve done for me.

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      1. 1didieci June 25, 2017 at 10:01 am

        No problem Kent you’ve been nothing but a joy to work with. I appreciate you for all the love and support too.. a true Di1 ❤️

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  2. Catherine Reverdin June 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    🤗

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  3. Willem Jacobsen June 21, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Great job of explaining this Karim 🙂

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  4. Lenny Goldberg June 21, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    You know your stuff! thank you very much.

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  5. Roni Uusitalo June 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    This has changed my mind as I used to be afraid to drink it.

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    1. 1didieci June 22, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      Aha I’m very happy to hear that Roni.. Thanks for sharing that with me 🙂

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  6. Sébastien Bescond June 21, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    I love this good job.

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    1. 1didieci June 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks for the love Sébastien I appreciate it 🙂

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    2. Moona Palander June 25, 2017 at 4:28 am

      Ditto.

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  7. Matilda Edwards June 22, 2017 at 8:04 am

    I drink 3 glasses a day.

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  8. Matilda Edwards June 22, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Absolutely ❤️ this article.

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    1. 1didieci June 22, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Thank you Matilda 🙂

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  9. Marc Stone June 22, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    The only issue I had with milk was knowing what I’m drinking properly. Now I understand the benefits more now 🙂

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    1. 1didieci June 23, 2017 at 12:15 am

      🙂

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  10. Marcel Unks June 22, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    6 cups of skimmed milk a day.

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    1. Laurien Moelekamp June 24, 2017 at 10:27 am

      We are the same 🙂

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  11. Rolando Navas June 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    W-H-O-L-E Milk

    Skim is an abomination before god.

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  12. Simonne Biru June 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    This article is all the way ☝️ good job!

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  13. Babila Notarianni June 22, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Great article Karim. I only drink whole milk any way.

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    1. 1didieci June 23, 2017 at 12:12 am

      Well That’s alright then.. Glad you think It’s great anyway Babila 🙂

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  14. Jayawan Delun June 22, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Personally I am not a fan of milk unless its in cereal.

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  15. Chris Gregersen June 22, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you for the advice brother.

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    1. 1didieci June 23, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Your welcome bro 🙂

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  16. Oliver Fritz June 23, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I gotta have milk throughout the day everyday at some time. Even if its just a cup with dinner, I get tired of straight water sometimes.

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    1. 1didieci June 23, 2017 at 12:55 am

      That’s fair enough Oliver.. thank you for sharing this 🙂

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  17. Ashutosh Devi June 23, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Very nice.

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  18. Marana Parisi June 23, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I try to drink at least a glass or two per day.

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  19. Sean Hickman June 23, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I hate you guys, I am lactose intolerant! Can’t drink it or I am a gas machine!

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    1. 1didieci June 24, 2017 at 9:50 am

      LOOOOOL

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  20. Graciela Sanz June 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I drink 4 glasses of milk a day.

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  21. Alan Dević June 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I normally don’t drink any milk but I bought some today since I read your article.

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    1. 1didieci June 25, 2017 at 9:57 am

      That’s awesome Alan 🙂 keep it up!

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  22. Alie Kluvers June 25, 2017 at 8:26 am

    this Great.

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    1. Elliot Ward June 28, 2017 at 2:43 am

      My thoughts exactly.

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    2. Charles Murphy June 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Ditto

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  23. Tom Johnson June 25, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I drink only a glass a day.

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    1. Chris Vega June 28, 2017 at 12:42 am

      You’re doing better than I am.

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    2. Michael Nelin June 29, 2017 at 12:51 am

      Drink more man!

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  24. Harry Duran June 25, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I’ve stopped drinking milk since I was in school hahaha so I get your point about that. I’m motivated now to start buying milk again.

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    1. 1didieci June 25, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      That’s great to know Harry… Thank you for your comment 🙂

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  25. Paul Švec June 26, 2017 at 12:50 am

    No worries buying milk now, before I was worried I would get fat.

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    1. 1didieci June 26, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Aha that’s what I like to hear Paul NO WORRIES! thank you for your comment… We Look Up 大

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    2. Eline Seckel June 27, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Ditto

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  26. Diego Mollo June 26, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Very good Karim bravo!

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  27. Henrik Orbán June 27, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Don’t like milk. I eat cheese and yoghurt fairly regularly instead

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    1. 1didieci June 27, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Ok Henrik 🙂

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  28. Marleen Kaufmann June 27, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Have hardly drank any milk since my childhood days. To be honest I now aim for at least 2 glasses a day.

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    1. 1didieci June 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you for your honesty Marleen, at least you’ve started drinking Milk again.. stick at it 🙂

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      1. Jerom Elliott June 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

        I’ve been working on this for a long time now. I’m going to stick at it.

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  29. Harry Steffensen June 27, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I’ve not drank milk in 8 years, but I’m going to the store this week to get some after this article.

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  30. Zina Drábková June 27, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I’ve been drinking Milk 2 a day for a very long time now.

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  31. Nikolai Bjørn June 27, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I drink 4 glasses of milk everyday.

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  32. Ruth Mitchell June 27, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I have two pints of milk a day.

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    1. 1didieci June 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Cool Ruth 🙂

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    2. Issaac Gardner June 27, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      I’m like you Ruth only two.

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  33. Harv Gallegos June 27, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    This is a brilliant explanation, thanks for the tips.

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    1. 1didieci June 28, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      You’re Welcome Harv 🙂

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  34. Jaden Richards June 28, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Cow’s Milk is the only Milk I trust.

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  35. Roomet Kuusk June 28, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I only drink semi skimmed Milk.

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    1. Paul Penza June 30, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Same I’m not a fan of whole milk.

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      1. Leon Edwards July 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm

        Whole milk for me all the way.

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    2. Lee Nagata July 2, 2017 at 10:49 am

      I like them both.

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  36. Alphonse Reid June 29, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Thanks for this.

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    1. Ethan Stringer June 30, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Ditto thank you!

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  37. Reggie Samuels June 29, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I drink Almond milk twice a day.

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    1. Ross Sama July 1, 2017 at 12:18 am

      Same here.

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  38. Bill London June 29, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Sound advice Karim.

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  39. Taye Roberts June 29, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I love this

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  40. Eduard Gregurek June 29, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Whole milk it is 😀

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    1. Glen Parker July 1, 2017 at 12:58 am

      Ditto that.

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    2. Varuna Walia July 1, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Haha.

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  41. Li Zexi June 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Number 1

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    1. Karim June 29, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Bless You 🙏🏿 We Look Up 大

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    2. Ben Lovell June 30, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Certainly the most motivating in my eyes bro!

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      1. Karim July 1, 2017 at 6:43 am

        Thank you man, I’m proud of to be that for you! 👊🏿

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  42. Samantha Maydlow June 29, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Your tips have saved me from stressing TYSM 😭

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    1. Karim June 29, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Glad To Hear This, Stay Healthy Samantha..We Look Up 大 🙏🏿

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  43. Martin Tierney June 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I drink 4 glasses of milk a day 🙂

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    1. Sandra Zulli July 1, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Ditto.

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  44. Dallen Hughes June 29, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I love what you’re doing here. Keep it up bro!

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    1. Karim June 30, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you Dallen that means a lot 🙂

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      1. Sharrita Brown July 2, 2017 at 2:54 am

        I also love what you’re doing on the site, TYSM 😊

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        1. Karim July 2, 2017 at 8:45 am

          No problem Sharrita! thanks for the love 😃

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  45. Terell Barton June 29, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    It just annoying that milk goes off.

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    1. Karim June 30, 2017 at 12:06 am

      Lol I’m glad it does.. it shows It’s natural Terell

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  46. Rich Fleck June 30, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Thank you for putting this up brother.

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  47. Cody French June 30, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Well said Karim.

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  48. Ivan Jakin June 30, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Well said once again Karim.

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  49. Aurelia Wells June 30, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I drink 2 glasses of milk everyday.

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  50. Chris Winkler June 30, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Love this whole site to death.

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  51. Nico Wiesner June 30, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I enjoyed reading this. Good job!

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    1. Adam Jones July 4, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Ditto this was very helpful.

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  52. Ivan Vykopal July 1, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Sharing this with all my friends!

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    1. Karim July 1, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Thank you Ivan!

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  53. Daniel Bott July 1, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I used to avoid milk because I was in fear of putting on weight. I feel confident to go out and buy milk and drink with confidence, thanks for that.

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    1. Karim July 1, 2017 at 11:44 am

      You’re Welcome Daniel 🙂

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  54. Teddy Nissen July 1, 2017 at 10:23 am

    I have milk 3x a day.

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    1. Domoto Saionji July 1, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      I drink 3x a day too.

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  55. Libor Marek July 1, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Great post.

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  56. Jesus Cervantes July 1, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I’ve not bought any milk since 2005! I bought whole milk for first time last night, thank you for clearing up those fairy tales 🙂

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    1. Karim July 1, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Aha no problem Jesus.. enjoy your Milk 🙏🏿

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  57. Pia Maurin July 1, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I only drink semi skimmed milk, but I will buy whole milk now too.

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  58. Isiah Willock July 2, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Love this 👏🏾

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  59. Stefan James July 2, 2017 at 12:51 am

    I’ve always drank whole milk 🙏🏻

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  60. Rob Powell July 2, 2017 at 7:50 am

    My biggest challenge with milk is having it in the morning, it makes me feel sick.

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    1. Karim July 2, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Then stop drinking it in the morning. Drink Water instead, and you can drink your Milk later on during the day.

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  61. Jarell Nailer July 4, 2017 at 10:29 am

    🔥

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  62. Kevin Gray July 4, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    I drink 6 glasses of milk a day.

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  63. David Clark July 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I drink a glass a day.

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  64. Alan Hagreis July 5, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I normally have semi skimmed milk but I’ve never really like it,I’ll be switching to full milk.

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