Skim Milk Is Healthier Than Whole Milk, Right? Maybe Not |

There is so much misinformation and mythology passed along as true simply because it’s been repeated by so many for so long. But nobody checks the sources, and when someone finally does check it’s always the same result: conventional wisdom leads to moronic decisions.

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer


4 thoughts on “Skim Milk Is Healthier Than Whole Milk, Right? Maybe Not |

  1. Once again, fat does not look as bad as it once did. What do you think of Almond, Rice, Soy milks? Would they be like skim milk in this story or would they have their own stories?

    1. I suppose you’d need to look up the glycemic index score, which I can’t do right now.

      Originally, when the push to skim and low fat milk first started in the early 80’s, it wasn’t about fat being bad for you, but about reducing caloric intake per serving. But over time, the justifications for consuming skim/low fat milk kept multiplying, and this tied into other economic factors.

      Milk fat is a major component in animal feed. When dairy farmers removed the milk fat; prior to the 1980’s, the remaining milk was discarded. The dairy industry “manufactured” a whole new product category and kept inventing new marketing reasons why we should drink it. This concept never took hold in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, etc, who continue to have lower incidence of coronary artery disease, obesity, and enjoy longer life spans.

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