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    Default Skim or low fat milk v's full fat

    This has come up in conversation a few times recently and on the news.

    Is skim / low fat milk really better for you due to the over processing to remove some of the fat?

    Or is full fat better as its in its natural form?

    Discuss.

    Anyone with a knowledge in this area would be appreciated.

    I just want to use whatever is the healthiest.

    Ta.

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    Subscribing I'm interested in knowing

    For the record I drink skim

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    I use skim too....atm, but im all confused now.

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    I went with skim because of calories I only use milk in my cups of tea

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    Well, I don't particularly like dairy milk and think it is unnecessary. BUT, my dh and kids like it so I buy full fat organic or at least unhomogenised. I actually don't buy low fat anything. I am a big believer in eating food as close to its natural state as possible.

    Full cream milk is 'low fat' anyway, only 3-4%...I never drink milk, yuk,!

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    I think skim milk just means some of the cream has been separated and removed. I can't see what could be harmful about this.

    If one has weight issues surely low fat is better than keeping/gaining weight?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I think skim milk just means some of the cream has been separated and removed. I can't see what could be harmful about this.
    I think there must be more to it than that from what they were saying on the news.

    I wonder if there is anyone that actually knows on here

    Any dairy farmers about??

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    What was said on the news?

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    Yeah, I think it is done by centrifuge now? I just think food with all it's natural components is better, ie. the skin of fruit and vege (I know there's the chemical argument there too.) That's just our reasoning

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    Full fat dairy all the way here.

    I don't actually think fat is bad for you per se, I think low-fat processed food in general is worse
    1) because of the chemicals and
    2) because it isn't as satisfying so you want to consume more of it.

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