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    Default Full cream or skim - which is better for us?

    I have drank skim milk since I was about 13. Mum would buy it for her and I and my brothers would drink full cream. My own little family is the same now, I buy skim for myself and full cream for DH & DD. I have been TTC for 3 years and I'm on my last cycle before ivf so trying really hard to follow every guideline, but one I've noticed is that woman TTC should drink/eat full fat dairy.

    What do you use? I'm trying to lose weight as well, but only really have 200mls a day. So thinking if full cream is so much better health wise then I'll just have to switch! Any insights on why skim is so bad?

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    I don't know that skim is bad per say, but perhaps in taking out the fat, some of the good stuff gets taken too?

    I'm not sure. But I'm interested to know too.

    I've had a reduced fat milk for as long as I can remember. Mum never bought skim but bought Rev which was 70% less fat than normal milk.
    Now I drink it because I don't like the taste of full cream

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    Full cream everything! The less your food has been mucked around with, the better. Many studies have found that when you eat full far dairy, you have better weight loss

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    I agree with @Ruby_Tuesday15. If you look at the labels you'll see that the skim milk is higher in sugars (they have to replace the fat with something to make it tasty). I don't eat any "low fat" or "light/lite" products anymore.

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    Your body needs the fat to fully absorb the fat soluble vitamins (ADE and K), so messing with the milk and taking the fat out could effect the amount if these absorbed.
    There is also increasing evidence that eating fat doesn't make you fat, it actually helps control your appetite, so all that low fat rubbish is what is making us all gain weight.

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    Agree with all pp,s - there are plenty of reasons to avoid certain fats such as trans-fats ( processed/junk foods) and refined polyunsaturated fats found in vegetable oils (like corn, soy, sunflower, and canola) but saturated fats from dairy, coconut oil and animals ( grass fed preferred) is actually an important part of a healthy diet

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    Cholesterol is important for hormone production - eg testosterone/oestrogen and is found in animal products. Probably why you read that somewhere. That doesn't mean people should gorge on fat but it does have it's place. DH and I don't drink or eat low fat anything, as often fat is replaced with sugar (in more processed foods like yoghurt, not milk) which IMO is worse.

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    Full fat everything

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    Default Full cream or skim - which is better for us?

    Skim is better! Full fat is what needed for a tiny veal to become a large cow, there's lot of fat and enzymes in there that our body doesn't know how to break down so harder to digest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    Skim is better! Full fat is what needed for a tiny veal to become a large cow, there's lot of fat and enzymes in there that our body doesn't know how to break down so harder to digest.
    Sugar is much worse then fat though.

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