How Healthy is Low-Fat Dairy?

We’re all familiar with the advice to avoid processed foods, but you don’t often see low-fat dairy products put in that category. Shouldn’t they be? I think we’re going to start to seeing more and more articles coming out about findings that low-fat dairy is not as healthy as we thought. For example, this thought-provoking article from DETAILS magazine – IS SKIM MILK MAKING YOU FAT?

For a long time now, I have opted for whole organic milk, but I recently discovered unhomogenized whole milk (it’s not raw milk because it’s pasteurized) and I’m really loving it. Wondering what unhomogenized means exactly? If left untouched, milk naturally separates, with all of the fat and cream floating to the top and naturally occurring non-fat milk remaining on the bottom. When milk is homogenized, it is processed so that it no longer separates. While the appearance of unhomogenized milk may not be as appealing, it is completely safe to drink and equally tasty. Some evidence has even shown it might be healthier. Personally, I’ve noticed that I no longer experience congestion after consuming the unhomogenized version. I also like the idea of drinking something that is closest to it’s original/natural form.

 

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What’s your milk of choice? Has anyone else ever tried unhomogenized milk?


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6 thoughts on “How Healthy is Low-Fat Dairy?

  1. SO interesting! It’s amazing how much all sorts of people push low fat…the unhomogenized milk is great! def makes me feel less croupy or something, after drinking. I recommend!
    Great Post!

  2. i’m about to read that article now… i drink 2% in my coffee and nf in my cereal.

    haven’t tried unhomogenized, but i bet it’s great for making yogurt!

    you always have the most thought provoking articles!

    happy weekend to you! :)

  3. I remember when I was a kid we had unhomogenized milk and I did like it. After what you said about not having congestion, I am seriously considering getting that now. I have so much congestion lately. I am very tired of it! Thanks for the tip!

  4. We mostly use soy milk in our home but if we have a normal milk we usually go with the whole organic option. That is so very interesting. I really want to read more about it now. Thanks, sweetie
    Happy Monday

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