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skimmed milk

stevesavage71stevesavage71 Posts: 54
There are a lot of things you can do with milk, and most of the healthy things I have seen use semi-skimmed milk as opposed to fully skimmed milk. Are there more benefits from semi skimmed milk or should I stick to skimmed?

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  • roddixonroddixon Posts: 100
    Use full fat, it tastes better :)
  • Use full fat cream. Even tastier. :lol:
  • ptr_ptr_ Posts: 126
    Full fat has more calories for the same money... makes more economic sense.

    I buy semi-skimmed just because I like the way it tastes in tea. Buy whatever, the difference really isn't that substantial.
  • HerbsmanHerbsman Posts: 2,029
    More fat --> more vitamins and minerals in the milk
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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    Herbsman wrote:
    More fat --> more vitamins and minerals in the milk

    Are you certain that the vits and minerals are in the fat part of the milk? I have always thought that most of the protein at least is in the lean part... The fat is just fat isn't it? May have some omega 3, 6 and 9 I suppose.....
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  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    You still get the calcium in semi and skimmed milk but you do lose vitamins, vitamin D being the main problem.
    I've always had full fat milk and i always will, a couple of cups of coffee and a bowl of cereal isn't going to give me a problem.
  • HerbsmanHerbsman Posts: 2,029
    Herbsman wrote:
    More fat --> more vitamins and minerals in the milk

    Are you certain that the vits and minerals are in the fat part of the milk? I have always thought that most of the protein at least is in the lean part... The fat is just fat isn't it? May have some omega 3, 6 and 9 I suppose.....
    Uhh, yes. Certain vitamins are fat-soluble, hence milk that has had its fat content reduced will contain fewer of those vitamins.
    Vitamins are classified as either water-soluble or fat-soluble. In humans there are 13 vitamins: 4 fat-soluble (A, D, E, and K) and 9 water-soluble (8 B vitamins and vitamin C).
    ...
    Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed through the intestinal tract with the help of lipids (fats)
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  • Thanks.
    I guess i'l move up to semi skimmed milk
  • Sussed outSussed out Posts: 189
    Skimmed milk has more protein and calcium for volume than other types of milk.
    Milk is an excellent source of hydration so if drinking more of it then skimmed is best.
    I'm an athlete and drink skimmed during weights and for recovery
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