Stanpac’s Dairy Debate: Whole vs Skim Milk
Whole Versus Skim Milk?
Which is best for your health?
While the benefits of milk are inarguable, many debate over the type of milk that is the best for your body. Some say that drinking skim milk is best due to its lower fat and calorie content, while others say that whole milk has the most benefits for your body. When it comes to milk, we love it any way, especially in glass milk bottles! But in the spirit of a good debate, we’re going to look at the question of whole vs skim milk.
So which is right for you?
The Benefits of Drinking Skim Milk
Skim milk has the obvious benefits of being kind to your waistline and not filling your body with fat or cholesterol. Plus, skim milk is lower in calories compared to whole milk.
But, what about the nutritional potency of skim milk? Since the fat is removed, does this mean that vital nutrients are as well? While the fat content of skim milk decreases, the nutritional composition does not. In fact, some nutrients are actually increased during the fat removal process, such as protein, potassium and calcium.
Benefits of Whole Milk/Drawbacks of Skim Milk
Although skim milk does deliver a lot of vitamins and minerals, some of these vitamins are fortified. Whole milk naturally contains fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, which skim milk lacks since the fat is removed. Therefore, manufacturers will add vitamin A and D, which isn’t as natural as whole, but still beneficial to the body.
Another drawback is that after the fat removal process, sodium and carbohydrates are left behind, leaving the sodium and carbohydrate content higher in skim milk than in whole milk.
Another disadvantage of skim milk is that it still contains 12g of sugar. While skim milk should be included as part of a healthy weight loss routine, you must keep in mind that it does contain sugar. Therefore, limit your consumption to a serving or two a day.
So, which is better for your body? The truth is both do offer the same nutritional value.
However, skim milk has been thought of as less “organic” due to the manufacturing process for the removal of fat. But, if you’re more worried about fat and calorie content, skim milk is definitely the way to go.
Still not sure which type of milk is best for you? Check out the rest of this article on the debate over skim milk.
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