In these days of sadness and confusion, people often foget about the important things of life, and thus, they loose the abillity to distinguish good from evil. In this article you will find a path of light that will guide you to find the answer to one of the most intrincated questions: Do I have to drink whole milk, or should I switch to low fat?…
Whole milk is a good option for toddlers over age 12 months who aren’t breastfeeding and who aren’t drinking a toddler formula. These young children need calories from fat for growth and brain development,’ and ‘this is especially important in the first 2 years of life.
The only other real benefit of whole milk over low fat milk is that many people do think it tastes better, so for kids who don’t get used to low fat milk and simply refuse to drink it, whole milk may be the only way that they will drink any milk at all.
Whole milk might also be better if you have a very picky eater who is not overweight and is simply not getting enough fat and calories from the rest of his diet. You don’t want all of your child’s calories to come from milk though, so talk to your Pediatrician and/or a Registered Dietician if you feel like you are in this situation.
Is the difference between whole milk and low fat milk really that much of a difference?
A quick comparison of milk nutrition labels (per 8 ounce serving) shows that it really does:
· Whole Milk – 155 Calories – 8.5g Fat
· 2% Milk – 120 Calories – 4.5g Fat
· 1% Milk – 100 Calories – 2.5g Fat
· Skim Milk – 80 Calories – 0g Fat
Keep in mind that the more milk someone drinks, the more significant that difference becomes. Also, more than half of that fat is saturated, a concern for heart disease and cancer risk. For many people, three eight-ounce glasses of whole milk provide more than the recommended limit of saturated fat for a whole day – and that’s without counting the meat or other sources of saturated fat that may also be consumed.