Even men do it now: the skinny capp or skinny latte is no longer a girly thing.
But being fat is. Most of us are so fearful of adding extra pounds we buy into the old advice about fats. Pity it’s faulty – or we would all be slender and brimming with health … Ever wondered why we’re not?
Is skim milk healthy?
See for yourself: foodintol® Ranking (fRg) measures a food’s AntiNutrients. Skim milk has fRg: 38.0 – high level AntiNutrients!
To avoid them – aim for the Target zone – between zero and 4.5 (the green/yellow zone on the meter).
Facts about milk:
- Australians are among the highest per capita consumers of milk, consuming more than 102 litres per person a year.
- However 3 in 4 people (75%) are intolerant to lactose, casein or both
Chronic disease rates have never been higher than today. By age 65, 71% of Australians have one or more chronic diseases (heart disease, diabetes, psychological disorders, cancers, rheumatoid arthritis or other auto-immune disease.). (AIHW Australia’s Health 2008)
Most of us try to do the right thing . . . live by the latest health advice. But the truth is, we rely on other people to advise us – and trust them to translate research findings. Then we follow.
But for the real facts on skim milk – just check the ingredients:
The surprising fact about low-fat milk varieties is: they are more milky than milk. Just turn the pack round and read the ingredients. These products have additional milk solids – often as non-fat milk powder. Not to mention chemical additives.
Result? Low fat milk and skim varieties contain:
- More lactose than regular milk (therefore more sugar!)
- More casein than regular milk
Both casein and lactose are linked to respiratory, psychological and skin diseases in dozens of clinical research studies.
From Hundreds of Peer-reviewed Studies
At the Food Intolerance Institute we take our information from peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals – that is, from hundreds of clinical research studies. (Compare this to media headlines which thrust a single study’s results at us.)
In conclusion: if you are ordering skinny latte to watch your figure, remember that’s not the only aspect of your body to care about:
- The hubbub over skim milk is about removing fat. But milk fat is arguably the least damaging element of milk and is not actually linked directly to disease
- But with a skinny latte – you are loading up on casein and lactose (which certainly are linked)
So … how about a delicious aroma-filled long black?
Or a gorgeous Almond milk latte?
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What’s your f-Ranking right now? Well – what have you eaten today? Just enter today’s food and drinks – and read the meter. Simple.
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