Do you remember when you made the switch?
The day you caved in to the pressure and traded in your creamy, delicious, whole milk for the watery, tasteless, low-fat variety?
Many folks do. Because it’s the same day they stopped liking milk.
You see, for decades now we’ve been told whole milk has far too much fat in it to be healthy. And countless American’s have been shamed into switching to “healthier” two percent. Or even worse, skim milk. Blech!
After all, fat in our food means fat in our bellies and thighs, right? Well, not so fast.
It turns out whole milk is yet another victim of the mainstream’s misguided war on fat. As new research reveals that since switching to that slop, we’re fatter, sicker, and weaker than before.
It’s time to dump the low-fat down the drain and make the switch back to whole milk. Because I’ve got news that’ll put a milk mustache, and a smile, back on your face.
Don’t fall for milk alternatives
The other day I spotted yet another new “milk” in the supermarket dairy case.
Not from a cow, of course. And unlike the almond, soy, and oat milks lining the shelves, the name on the container gave no hint of what food it had been squeezed out of.
But after a little investigating I figured out. And that’s when I almost gagged.
It turns out it’s PEA milk
Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t have a thing against peas specifically. I just don’t want them with my cereal. And if you have a lactose problem or some other dairy allergy, then, of course, some of these “alternative” milks can be a godsend.
But MOST people drink them because they’ve been hoodwinked into believing that plain old dairy milk – the fresh whole milk they grew up with – is somehow unhealthy.
It’s utter (or should I say, udder?) nonsense, of course. And the new study proves it.
Low-fat dairy DOESN’T do a body good
The war against delicious, nutritious, full-fat dairy has been harmful to ALL of us, of course. But it’s the smallest among us who have paid the highest price.
Children were unwitting test subjects in this damaging dairy experiment. They sat at Ground Zero as government officials replaced their healthy whole milk with skim and chocolate low-fat versions.
And the consequences are obvious.
Many healthy and vibrant kids turned into overweight adolescents. And then, they became obese adults.
The switch to low-fat dairy isn’t the only trouble with today’s Western diet, of course. But when researchers took a look at the health of kids who continued to drink whole milk, they were 40 percent less likely to become overweight or obese.
Make it whole milk for BIG benefits
This was a study on children. But there’s every reason to believe that the switch is harming the rest of us too.
Dairy fats naturally help fill us up and make us feel more satisfied after eating. And that means when we choose whole milk we’re less likely to overeat. While low-fat milk and other dairy products, on the other hand, can leave us wanting more.
And in seniors, real, full-fat, dairy milk is even more beneficial. Whole milk contains a vital enzyme called mTOR, which is critical for muscle building and restoration.
In other words, it could help head off the frailness that many seniors face as they age.
And the benefits don’t end there. Another compound in whole milk, the dairy fat heptadecanoic acid, could help cut the risk of stroke by up to 42 percent. And research has shown full-fat dairy can help protect us against heart damage and diabetes, too.