We spent a few wonderful fun days with my daughters family in Florida, and I noticed that every morning and evening the parents would give their kids (6 and 4 years old) a glass of fat free or low fat milk. That looked a little strange to me considering that the kids are active and this “milk” looks a little scary – blue and almost transparent and would leave no trace on the glass. I still remember how the milk man would bring fresh whole milk to our house every morning and we kids would drink it. It tasted like milk. Nobody at the time new or used low fat “milk”. I was concerned and did some research. And I would encourage you to do your own research, please. For the sake of your loved once.
Skim Milk Hoax.
You’re supposed to drink skim because whole milk has too much fat, too many calories, and cholesterol that can give you heart disease. Right? Hey more ways to make money!
“What was once an industrial waste product had quickly become a highly-desirable “health food.” When cream was skimmed from milk, the remaining fat-free milk used to be considered a nearly useless byproduct of obtaining the cream. But, market that wasteful skim milk as being a healthful choice for consumers, and suddenly, you’ve got a serious money-maker on your hands! The skim milk you’ll find in most grocery stores is a mass-produced product from animals in concentrated animal feeding operations, or factory farms, where the cows are kept in confinement and fed a diet that is completely inappropriate for their species.
Because of that cows given antibiotics to keep them alive so they can continue to produce. But because they’re still fighting off infections, things like blood and pus from open sores frequently make their way into the finished product — the milk we see on store shelves. The FDA allows up to 750 million pus cells per liter of milk, to be sold legally. Adults aren’t faring much better with swapping whole milk for skim. Studies have showed time and time again that a reduced-fat diet, similarly to a reduced-calorie diet, does not result in long-term weight loss and health, but instead leads only to “transient” weight loss — that would be weight that comes piling right back on after it’s temporarily shed. This is because healthy fats actually curb your appetite and trigger the production of hormones which tell the brain when you’re full. If you’re not eating fat, you stay constantly hungry, and wind up binging on unhealthy food. Fat-free milk essentially signals to your body that something is missing, which leads to overeating and weight gain.” Please read the rest of the article here: http://butterbeliever.com/fat-free-dairy-skim-milk-secrets/
Low-fat foods do not lower calorie consumption: Low-fat versions are supposed to reduce the amount of calories that people eat, and in an absolute sense, they do. A cup of low-fat milk contains fewer calories than a cup of whole milk. But Ludwig and Willett note that there isn’t much evidence to support the idea that drinking lower-calorie beverages in general leads to lower-calorie intake. Reduced-fat foods and drinks may not be as filling, so consumers may end up compensating for the lack of calories and eating or drinking more. In a study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood in March, scientists found that kids who drank lower-fat milks were actually more likely to be overweight later on.
Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2013/07/03/skim-milk-is-healthier-than-whole-milk-right-maybe-not/#ixzz2a5sx55el
Study Links Fattier Milk To Slimmer Kids
A study of preschool-aged children published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, a sister publication of the British Medical Journal, finds that low-fat milk was associated with higher weight.
The study included about 10,700 children in the United States. Parents were interviewed about their child’s beverage consumption on two occasions: once when the children were 2 years old and again at 4 years. Direct measurements of height and weight (to calculate body mass index) were taken by researchers.
Interestingly, this is not the first study to point in this direction.
In a 2005, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital reported that skim and 1 percent milk were associated with weight gain among 9-to-14-year-olds.
And a 2010 by researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston, which also looked at preschool-aged children, found that higher intake of whole milk at age 2 was associated with a slightly lower BMI (body mass index). The researchers concluded that switching from whole milk to reduced-fat milk at 2 years did not appear to prevent weight problems in early childhood.
There are many more studies providing evidence that fat free or low fat products are not beneficial and actually bad for us. Especially for children who’s metabolism can be screwed up for the rest of their lives. But what a great money making idea! Whole milk costs about the same as skim milk. So let’s separate the fat and sell as cream (which is more expensive than milk and sell the leftovers (skim milk) as healthy product to poor suckers who believe this crap. The profits at least doubled and life is good! But not for cows and people who believe the marketing scheme. I ask parents and grand parent please do your research before giving the skim milk to children.