Milk has been consumed for centuries now. Earlier, the milk consumed by humans was raw milk. Raw milk is freshly milked from cows and consumed without undergoing any process. It contains harmful bacteria and thus, causes many problems after consumption. Taking this into consideration, milk started to undergo certain processes. Then came in tetra packs, which tackled the problem of adulteration. Now, we’ll have look at whole milk benefits and low-fat milk benefits.
With new trends, the ‘staying fit’ trend came in. People started to look for a healthier alternative to each and everything. Thus, huge and reputed brands came up with different kinds of milk- slim, skimmed, toned, double toned, low fat, etc. Let’s concentrate on low-fat milk and whole milk for today’s article.
Many people just pick up everything which says low-fat or fat-free. The ideal way to choose what you consume is to calculate the number of calories you consume every day. Calories or fats up to some extent are very important to stay healthy. You cannot just cut out all the calorie and fat sources from your daily diet.
Except for fat and calorie content, low-fat milk and whole milk is pretty much the same. Whole milk contains 8g of fats in one serving, whereas low-fat milk contains 2.5g of total fats in the same one serving. As mentioned earlier, fats and calories, up to a limited amount should be consumed daily. If your fat requirement is being accomplished by other components in your meals then you may go for low-fat milk. But you must also keep in mind what are you replacing the fat content with. When people suddenly stop consuming as much fat as they did, they tend to replace the fat content with sugars or carbohydrates, which
may put you at a high risk of diabetes.
We can conclude that, whichever milk you choose to consume, you must supplement it with a perfect diet. You must always fulfill the daily nutrient requirements of the body like fat, calcium, protein, vitamin, calorie, etc. “Regardless of whether you choose to skim, low-fat or full cream milk, you’ll reap nutritional benefits from all. They are all rich in vitamin D, vitamin A, calcium, phosphorous, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin B-12. All kinds of milk are also a great source of high-quality protein” says Robbie Clarke, dietitian and sports nutritionist.
So, now you know! Different varieties of milk cater to different purposes. No variety is better than others. It just depends on the purpose you relate to.
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