Dairy products with 3.5 percent fat can cause heart disease, type 2 diabetes or obesity: With these horror reports, our desire for whole milk was spoiled some time ago. The solution: The light version with only 1.5 or even 0.2 percent fat. But these are not necessarily healthier, as the latest studies show.
Less fat, all the healthier: If it says “light”, there is also lightness inside. Whole milk, on the other hand, is a burden on the body and should be avoided whenever possible. The industry has been using this scam to sell a wide variety of light products for years. However, recent studies dispel this prejudice.
New findings from current studies
For example, researchers from Scandinavia find that consuming less milk fat increases the risk of obesity, while more milk fat may decrease the risk of obesity. Studies from 2014 and 2016 also found that whole milk products significantly reduce the risk of diabetes 2 – instead of increasing it as previously assumed. And what about the heart disease? Research into the available data found that there was no proven link between 3.5 percent fat products and cardiovascular disease.
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That makes light products unhealthy
In light products, the fat is simply replaced by sugar. And that can be even more harmful to the body than too much fat. We also have a proven tendency to eat more sugar and simple carbohydrates when we cut out fat. Whole milk, on the other hand, makes you fuller and we do not satisfy our hunger with other, possibly even higher calorie foods. That is why you can use higher-fat milk without a guilty conscience.
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