Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Skim Milk Is Bad For You

I don't like skim milk. It has this ugly gray tint to it, which looks completely unnatural, and tastes like water. I recently found out more reasons why you shouldn't drink skim milk. It makes your liver work much harder. Here's an exerpt:

The butterfat of commercial milk is homogenized, subjecting it to rancidity. Even worse, butterfat may be removed altogether. Skim milk is sold as a health food, but the truth is that butter-fat is in milk for a reason.

Without it the body cannot absorb and utilize the vitamins and minerals in the water fraction of the milk. Along with valuable trace minerals and short chain fatty acids, butterfat is America's best source of preformed vitamin A.

Synthetic vitamin D, known to be toxic to the liver, is added to replace the natural vitamin D complex in butterfat. Butterfat also contains re-arranged acids which have strong anti-carcinogenic properties.

Non-fat dried milk is added to 1% and 2% milk. Unlike the cholesterol in fresh milk, which plays a variety of health promoting roles, the cholesterol in non-fat dried milk is oxidized and it is this rancid cholesterol that promotes heart disease.

Like all spray dried products, non-fat dried milk has a high nitrite content. Non-fat dried milk and sweetened condensed milk are the principle dairy products in third world countries; use of ultra high temperature pasteurized milk is widespread in Europe.
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6 comments:

valerie said...

this is stupid. especially since you copied and pasted it. and its talking about milk in general.(:

ThePothedd said...

@valeria
It's talking about any milk LESS than whole.
Skim, 1%, and 2% all have removed the majority of fats and added their own vitamin d.
Drink whole or don't drink any...

Kaci said...

I'm not sure about all this. What about non-fat organic milk? This is what I drink, because I find with organic milk, it has a richness to it, that even the non-fat tastes really good. And I keep hearing that even 2% milk is worse than eating a thing of french fries, as far as the fat content goes. -Kaci
abearforbabyjoshua.blogspot.com
(also a foodie, and considering going vegan)

Michael said...

if you think skim milk is such a valued food, i would urge you to look at this usda report of milk and cheese consumption over the past 50 years. You will notice that in the 70's, cheese consumption increased dramatically (advent of fast food) and skim milk was promoted as a health food. Obviously more cheese made create a surplus of skim milk. All milk marketing to recoup waste with no science at the time to back its nutritional value. http://www.usda.gov/factbook/tables/ch2table22.jpg

Feed a calf skim milk and it will suffer from malnutrition and auto immune disorder.

If you still want to consume this "negative" food, it's at your risk. I eat butter and drink whole milk and i have never gained any weight in 10 years since i got off that "skim milk" bandwagon.

i'm 56 and my cholesterol level is that of a healthy 20 year old.

Read the science recently done on skim milk and you will see this food has no place in our diet.

The reason people get fat today is simply because they over consume cheese - not an issue back in the 50's

Michael said...

if you think skim milk is such a valued food, i would urge you to look at this usda report of milk and cheese consumption over the past 50 years. You will notice that in the 70's, cheese consumption increased dramatically (advent of fast food) and skim milk was promoted as a health food. Obviously more cheese made create a surplus of skim milk. All milk marketing to recoup waste with no science at the time to back its nutritional value. http://www.usda.gov/factbook/tables/ch2table22.jpg

Feed a calf skim milk and it will suffer from malnutrition and auto immune disorder.

If you still want to consume this "negative" food, it's at your risk. I eat butter and drink whole milk and i have never gained any weight in 10 years since i got off that "skim milk" bandwagon.

i'm 56 and my cholesterol level is that of a healthy 20 year old.

Read the science recently done on skim milk and you will see this food has no place in our diet.

The reason people get fat today is simply because they over consume cheese - not an issue back in the 50's

Michael said...

kaci,

you said " And I keep hearing that even 2% milk is worse than eating a thing of french fries, as far as the fat content goes"

Common sense should dictate here. I don't eat fried foods because of the hydrogenated fats. my diet consist of 35% fat - good healthy fats which are essential for maintaining your ideal weight.

I am 6'2", weight 210, wear a size 33 pants. Not an ounce of fat on me. Yet i consume lots of fats. Just good ones. I know so many people overweight that keep insisting that skim milk consumption is going to make them thin again. Yet they see me eat plenty of fat and this evidence still doesn't reach their common sense. Not their fault - we've been told skim milk is great for so many years. Although no one can really tell me what so great about it.

Be careful of the misinformation distributed on the web, something done by certain food companies hosting surreptitiously blogs