When you are on a diet, do you choose skim milk instead of whole milk? But, is it really healthier?
Skim milk has been promoted as the healthiest alternative for those who like drinking milk –you’ve got the nutrients, but you can spare a few calories. That is quite a catch, right? But the truth is that without enough fats, you stay hungry and drink more. On top of that, we don’t necessarily get a lot of nutrients from milk –because they are removed while being processed. And if they add vitamins to skim milk, you can’t profit from them, because they are fat-soluble.
To make matters worse, if you remove fat from milk, milk will taste chalky and it will look watery. To make it a bit tastier, powdered milk solids are added to whiten and thicken the “milk.” During the processing of powdered milk cholesterol oxidizes and nitrites are formed –this causes plaque to buildup in the arteries. On the other hand, the kind of cholesterol –that has not oxidized– in unprocessed whole foods is an antioxidant.
The bottom line is that skim milk is so processed that instead of having less cholesterol than the whole milk, it actually makes it increase.
A healthier option could be any vegetable milk, they are tasty, cruelty-free, cholesterol-free and rich in vitamins!
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