Monday, February 11, 2013

Soapbox Saturday (a little late)–Why Skim Milk Will Make You Fat

Hey! Good morning!

I know, I know, I have been totally absent here lately. 

Last week was my birthday and I decided to enjoy some time with my family it was wonderful!

My husband come home early on my birthday, which for an accountant during busy season was a miracle. We hung out at the park with the boys and went to dinner at Red Robin, yum!! 

The rest of the week kept me busy and then my parents stopped by for a quick visit. All in all, very awesome, low key and just wonderful!

Anyway, I missed it on Saturday so here I am today with Soapbox Saturday Monday. hehe
So I enjoyed THIS article. Now I know the article's title, "Why Skim Milk Will Make You Fat and Give You Heart Disease" is rather sensationalized, but there are some really great points the author makes.  

Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist, talks about how prior to World War II, the quality of milk was determined by the amount of cream that rose the the top. Now milk is homogenized and the cream separated out and skim milk is touted as a health food.

So what is it about skim milk that will make you fat? It’s the missing saturated fats. The saturated fats in whole milk stabilizes blood sugars and keeps you satisfied for longer. When the saturated fats are missing from a person’s diet, he/she tends to turn to carbs (grains/surgars) to fill the gap.
The last point she makes is that pig farmers feed their pigs skim milk because it makes them REALLY fat. 

Hmm, interesting. I really have found this to be true. Before reading this article I started buying whole fat yogurt, sour cream, whole milk, etc in an effort to stay as close to the food’s natural state (another food rule I like, but not covered in this post). Whenever I find myself craving sweets, I try to have some yogurt or cottage cheese instead and the cravings disappear and I’m much more satisfied.

Try it! See if whole fat milk and dairy products help decrease your sweet cravings.

Have a wonderful Monday. I’m hoping to have some organizational posts coming up soon so be sure to follow along.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! I have a friend from Germany who used to make fun of me for eating reduced fat dairy items. He said I was "so American." Um, yeah! But, I can see how this makes sense, and I like how it's all about consuming foods closer to their natural state. Anyway, thank you. I love your blog!


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