The Skinny on Milk

Many health advocates suggest not to drink milk and to limit dairy products. One of the reasons is the saturated fat in whole milk or 2% and 1% milk. We have been conditioned to believe that all fat is not good. This is not true. Many fats are beneficial to our health. These two articles help us understand this. http://www.blisstree.com/2012/02/01/food/nutrition/skim-milk-vs-whole-milk-lowfat-not-always-healthier-195/2/

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Drinking your coffee with a little bit of organic whole milk instead of fat free can lower your stress. The extra protein and fat make you feel more satiated and therefore calmer,” says Drew Ramsey, MD, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. As you can see in the article below, low fat milk can actually lessen our ability to lose weight, affect fertility among other things. As you can see in the article above,  low fat milk can actually lessen our ability to lose weight, or affect fertility among other things.

Another factor that causes natural health advocates to discourage us from consuming dairy products is pasteurization. It is important to understand that the pasteurization of milk and other products destroys many of the health benefits we can get from foods unprocessed. More on this topic next month. This pasteurization has caused many people to have difficulty digestion the enzymes in milk and other dairy products.

I say, “Everything in moderation”. If you are sensitive or allergic to dairy products than by all means, eliminate it from your diet. As you can see from research and studies, milk has many nutritional benefits.

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