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.
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.
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