The Skinny on Skim Milk

It is good to see people starting to wake up on all the low fat/no fat nonsense we have been force fed for 50+ years.  This article uses sound science to back up the claim that skim milk is actually worse for you than whole milk.  The presence of the fat does slow the spike in blood sugar and it is more satiating than its fake low-fat cousins.  What it leaves out is that skim milk also has more lactose (ie. sugar) than whole milk which will also trigger higher blood sugar.  This high blood sugar causes LPL molecules to attach to your fat cells, thus directing calories to your fat cells.

And more importantly for me, skim milk tastes like crap.  Just saying.

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I am a low carb fan and have been for over a year now. Before I discovered this way of eating, I was pre-diabetic, had off the charts cholesterol and high blood pressure. With no meds, all of that stuff is normal now. Thank you so much, Dr. Atkins, for showing me such a wonderful way of eating that is delicious, satisfying and healthy! Even if you don't struggle with your weight, I highly recommend you taking on the low carb way of life. The health benefits to doing so are legion! I have a beautiful wife and two of the most adorable children a dad could ask for.
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2 Responses to The Skinny on Skim Milk

  1. your spot on! I recently went to a health class, and the Registered Dietician teaching the class actually said that whole milk is healthier than skim milk! SO go ahead and drink whole (or 2%)….I just blogged ab it if you want more details!

    • wahoowa96 says:

      While whole milk is indeed healthier, I don’t think I agree with the comment “go ahead and drink whole.” There is still a lot of insulin spiking lactose in that whole milk, so if you choose to drink it, you need to be sure of how high your carbohydrate tolerance is and also drink it only in moderation. That being said, some have reported that drinking raw milk has a lower insulin effect than pasteurized, so that may be a better option.

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