Skip to comments.Is Skim Milk Making You Fat?
Posted on 05/18/2011 8:39:01 AM PDT by goodwithagun
You probably spend all of one second deciding what kind of milk to put in your coffee. What's to debate? If you want to keep the pounds off and avoid heart disease, choose skim. This is gospel, after all: It's recommended by the USDA and has so permeated our thinking that you can't even find reduced-fat (2%) milk at places like Subwayand forget about whole.
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How much does a gallon of organic milk cost?
I buy the fat free milk to drink..but always get a container of half and half for my coffee..
Fedzilla is more concerned about Amish farmers selling raw milk than they are securing the border.
$6/gallon, we go through two gallons/week. I’ve heard that raw usually goes for around $5/gal.
As opposed to inorganic milk?
Why does it cost so much money if it is organic?
Thats their term, not mine.
You need to research that for yourself. Too much to get into in one post.
Organic runs here at Walmart between $5 and 6 a gallon.
I don’t drink organic much, but I do drink whole milk. Screw skim, or chalk water as I call it.
Because they charge you for the word “Organic”. Extra printing cost, otherwise they could just print Milk.
I think it’s the over processing of food and the amount we eat that’s making us fat and sickly. Also the way our food is grown now. Over planting, throwing just the bare minimum of minerals back into the soil ect. doesn’t help either. We must eat more of the good foods that are grown like that, in order to get the same amount of vitamins and minerals that you would have gotten from food years ago when they rotated crops more. The bible says, let the land rest ever 7th year. Me thinks, God knew what He was talking about.
The less processed a food/beverage is the better.. As always.. Moderation is Key!
My doctor told us to stay away from everything except whole milk. It seems that when they remove the fat, they also remove other things the body needs to have to digest the milk and process it in our bodies properly. Raw milk would be even better, but in my state, you can only get raw milk for your animals. They won’t sell raw milk for human consumption.
I'm thinking it is a scam as well. I just wont buy it because I can't afford to start doubling and tripling my food bill. Inflation right now is enough.
I’m with you there. I can justify the costs of the organic things I buy because I have a huge garden every year and process and preserve what I grow, plus I cook so I buy unprocessed products and make my own. My food bill is increasing, thanks to obama, but I can still afford to purchase organic. I can offset the costs by not buying chips, soda, sugary cereal, etc.
It ain’t making me fat, skim milk is gross, it’s like water with a calcium pill dissolved in it. Whole milk only for me.
From the article.."To turn skim milk white, "some companies fortify their product with powdered skim," says Bob Roberts, a dairy scientist at Penn State. Powdered skim (which is also added to organic low-fat milks). In animal studies, oxidized cholesterol triggers a host of biological changes, leading to plaque formation in the arteries and heart disease,.."
Years ago I worked for doctors doing research into lipoprotein metabolism. One of the Ph.D.’s told me that homogenizing the milk is the danger to the circulatory system. There is no need for homogenization. Pasteurizing, yes, homogenizing, no. You have to be very careful where you get raw milk. Poor sanitary conditions can taint the milk with bacteria that can kill humans. I drank it on my grandparent’s farm, but we knew how clean they were when milking the cows.
For my part, whenever I see the word "organic", I check to see if my wallet is safely in my back pocket.
If you drank skim milk every day for a month or two and went back to whole — you’d hurl from the all the disgusting fat in your mouth. Like drinking liquified marbling from a steak.
I wonder if that could be the cause of lactose intolerance.
No, it’s because it’s not processed in high volume factory conditions. Therefore costs more for the farmer.
Pasteurized skim please.
I don’t buy to much organic, a little to pricey. Would love to find someone I could buy raw milk from too but, it’s more illegal than pot. We have a garden ever year and have slowly been expanding the amount we grow. We go wild berry picking mid-late summer and put up a lot of jams and preserves. We have one big old cherry tree and large old apple orchard. The apple trees are probably 50-60 maybe older but still we get a lot of good apples from them.
It reminds me of drinking water from a glass that someone forgot to rinse the milk out of. Yuck. Not to my taste, but to those who like it, enjoy.
‘If you drank skim milk every day for a month or two and went back to whole â youâd hurl from the all the disgusting fat in your mouth. ‘
You couldn’t be more wrong. People who are protein types love the richness of whole milk. Skim milk is disgusting to them.
BTW, you might want to go back and read the article to see all the extra unhealthy junk added to skim milk.
Also, studies show that skim milk promotes obesity in kids, whole milk does not.
My grandfather (doctor) always told us, only babies need milk, and what they need is human mothers milk. Other than ice cream, I don’t drink the stuff, yuk.
$5 would be great...
We pay $4.25 for a half gallon of raw milk.
It’s worth every penny!
This article is so incredibly flawed and attempts to make connections where they simply don’t exist.
It’s about calories. You can eat Twinkies all day as long as you expend more calories than the Twinkies you eat.
Dr. Atkins pointed out long ago that skim milk has far too many carbs and people tend to drink glasses of it at a time because it feels so unsatisfying. One was better off in his opinion using a small amount of heavy whipping cream for coffee and never drinking milk at all.
If the milk jug doesn’t have a red cap, I don’t buy it.
I’ve always subscribed to your grandfather’s point of view. I stopped drinking milk when I was 5 (I’m now 60) but still eat other dairy products. Milk is for baby cows who need to build the fat. To me it has always tasted like crap.
When I switched back to whole milk, I started by pouring it over strawberries, with just a sprinkling of sugar. It’s as good as strawberries with cream, but less expensive than pure cream.
Skim milk is seen by the body as mostly Sugar. Fat doesn’t make you fat, if it’s good, healthy saturated fat. Sugar and grains make you fat.
When you choose between (USA) organic and non-organic, you are choosing between a food that avoided using hormones, pesticides, herbicides, and one that did not.
If I held up two apples for you to choose from, and told you that one contained neurotoxic pesticides that cumulatively lead to cancer and Parkinson’s later in life, and the other one did not, which do you want?
If you want garbage in your food you can have it. I know a place where they sell sugar coated plastic you can chew on they call fruit roll-ups. Sugar flavored drinks they call apple juice... all nasty for your health.
But if you wish to be a creature of Walmart, I advise you eat as much as you can of processed food.
It is obvious from your rant that you have ingested to much of what you have accused me of doing or want me to do! Cut down on your sugar!
I did not give you any dietary advice. If you have to eat like you are obese or slovenly that is ok with me. But I don’t need to.
I do get off my butt and do something physical. It’s called bodybuilding ;) At least I did this for about 17 years, 1-3 hours a day 4-6 days a week. Had chemo 9 years ago, which wrecked my adrenals and I’ve been struggling ever since. In the past few months I started up bodybuilding again. I just have to take it easy, not lift heavy and not push it. Adrenals once wrecked take years if ever to get back to functioning normally again. Until then, if I’m not careful with my energy expenditure, I pay and pay dearly. Makes life most frustrating, I can tell you that.
Oh yes, CI-CO. Then my body must be scientifically flawed. Oh wait, it is! I have PCOS, so if I follow your guidlines I will get fat and stop ovulating again. I will also grow back all those nasty chin hairs. CI-CO, that’s why Atkins, South Beach, low-GI, and paleo diets are so unsuccessful. Oh wait, they aren’t! If it were that easy, everyone with low-fat, no-fat, low-cal items in their pantries would be thin, but that just isn’t so. I see so many young girls who are thin but have guts. This is a result of CI-CO. They are heading toward reproductive problems and sugar issues just like I was. No more sugar, real or fake, and a low-GI diet where I eat all the fat I want. Avacados are my fave!
Also, cancer cells eat sugar and partially hydrogenated and hydrogenated oils. How many of those ingredients are in Twinkies?
My husband, an “inorganic” farmer, says organic just means they spray at night.
I was not telling “YOU” to get off your butt - I was talking in general to EVERYONE! Sorry for the confusion!
Thanks for reminding me to increase my own organic gardening this year.
Rush Limbaugh has talked about a guy who did just that and lost weight and his cholesterol, sugars and other blood work were fine.
I have heard that the absence of fat messes with the calcium absorbtion.
It’s true...I’ve drank skim for yaars and even find 1% revolting...whole would gag me.