Pour yourself a glass of refreshing ice cold milk! Not only is milk a tasty treat, but it also provides a number of health benefits! Dairy products provide Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin D and Protein. These nutrients are important for our bones and teeth and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
With all the health benefits Dairy products provide for us, it is also important to look at the fat content! The fat content in milk can vary, from no fat (skim or low-fat milk) to 3.25% fat (whole milk)! Many people think that Skim Milk has water added to it, but that’s not the case at all! Skim Milk has the fat removed and still provides the same nutrients! Milk with a higher fat content contains more calories. Whether you choose whole, 2%, 1% or skim, the milk contains the same health benefits!
So, with all the same health benefits, why not try a lower fat milk? Not ready to make the switch completely? Try adding a half of glass of a lower fat milk to you higher fat milk, and slowly start the switch! Small changes can lead up to big results!
The picture below shows the amount of fat in our milk! I know I’ll be making the switch!