Yes, we’ve all been told that whole milk is unhealthy or at least worse for you than all the other types of milk. Parents are already going out of their way and switching their kids to 1%. However, as someone who is quite fond of whole milk, I am happy to report that all of these recommendations are based on findings from OUTDATED science. Saturated fat (which people are so scared of), does not appear to have a link with clogged arteries.
According to MH, in a January 2010 review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers have found no association between saturated fat intake (which is what people are sooo concerned about when drinking whole milk) and the development of heart disease and stroke. In fact, some British researchers found that drinking two glasses of WHOLE milk a day can actually reduce the risk of stroke…by 20%.
And c’mon, the difference between whole milk and 2% is 150 and 123 calories, so give me a break. You probably make up the difference with that extra dressing on your salad anyway.
So there you go. For everyone whose ever thought it was disgusting that I would down two glasses of milk a day at Dewick, the jokes on you. At least I drink milk that actually tastes like something.
(For anyone who’s interested, you can read the article excitingly titled “Cardiovascular disease risk of dietary stearic acid compared with trans, other saturated, and unsaturated fatty acids: a systematic review” from the Jan 2010 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)