Low-Fat Dairy Vs Whole Dairy: What’s Best For You?
The answer may not be what you expected.Chances are that if you are on a strict diet, are working out for those gorgeous pecs and abs, or if you have a medical condition that prevents you from having whole milk, you’d be advised to have low-fat dairy milk and produce. Also known as 1 percent milk, low-fat milk is not higher in sugar when compared to its full-fat counterparts. It contains less than 0.5 grams of fat per serving, and no added ingredients containing fat. The lactose is removed from low-fat milk, and it is replaced with sugar to maintain the texture of milk. It has a similar amount of proteins and carbohydrates when compared to whole milk, but it varies in total fat, saturated fats, and calorie counts.
But how safe or good is only low-fat dairy for the body? The body needs some amount of fats to sustain and work, and to provide us with energy for the day, isn’t it? Let’s take a look at what experts from the medical world have to say.
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A recent review published in the European Journal of Nutrition of the existing research on dairy fat came to some surprising conclusions. There is no evidence that people who eat full-fat dairy are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, than people who stick to low-fat dairy. It also said that when it comes to preventing weight gain, full-fat dairy may be better than low-fat dairy.
Beating prevalent notions
Love your creamy cheese, butter, yoghurt, and a glass of chilled whole milk each morning? Chances are you are doing the right thing, because skim milk and skim produce, or low-fat dairy isn’t helping with weight loss or keeping the body in good stead for long. The fight against low-fat dairy, and to bring in more of everything whole to the table, is a long-drawn one, and for good reason too.
- Fat soluble vitamins A and D are lost when dairy produce is skimmed, which is a loss for the body. Don’t we all know how important these vitamins are for the body? Moreover, without fat, how would calcium (which is obtained from milk) get digested if we stick to low-fat dairy? Think about this!
- Glycosphingolipids are types of fats needed by the human body to keep our immune system in the pink of health. The same fats are also responsible for cell metabolism.
- If you thought low-fat dairy prevented cardiovascular issues and diseases, you were wrong. Research says that the relationship between the two is not always because of whole dairy produce. Saturated fats are good for the body and raise HDL or good cholesterol, which is a must-have for our bodies at all cost.
- There is a reason why the best foods for the body are known as ‘whole foods’! No prizes for guessing, whole foods are not processed foods, which is why they have all their nutrients intact. Skimming dairy produce and milk makes the consumable item weak, and the nutritional quotient of the produce is lost for good.
Whole healthy dietary fat isn’t the reason why you put on weight, say medical experts. Healthy dairy fat is a must-have for our bodies to process composition, and to maintain a healthy weight.