I love Dairy products but I can't get the lower fat versions. For some reason my body rejects fat-free/low fat yogurt or milk. I can enjoy the regular yogurts and small amounts of regular vitamin D milk.
Isn't there MORE SUGAR in low fat dairy products? If your trying to avoid unnecessary sugar, you need to avoid the low-fat/non-fat dairy products.
I am a vegetarian, so I don't eat any meat. As far as milk, Silk Pure Coconut is my current favorite. My husband only eats beef that has been fed grass and free-range chickens. He stopped eating lunch meat after realizing how many nitrates and other unhealthy ingredients contained in the meat. Our chiropractor told us about how milk is taken away from baby cows, and then I read on another website that milk is full of pus and hormones. When I used to drink milk, it always upset my stomach.
6/30/2012 11:52:07 AM
I'm really thinking about leaving SparkPeople. The guides are .... rubbish. Enriched whole wheat poison ? Wheat itself blocks nitritions absorbtion by the body. Spikes blood sugar like any other wheat. 0% milk is even worst than water ( taste is the same ). I eat about 70g of fat daily and nothing processed. Everything in this guide is processed and unhealthy.
6/30/2012 9:47:13 AM
The best choice is obvious. Stop eating cereals in the morning. Unnecceary amount of milk, unnecessary amount of cereals. Eat something better from the morning.
Part of the "fat-free" hoax that has swept the country. If I choose a "butter" for taste, give me REAL butter; if I buy Cream Cheese, give me REAL Cream cheese,,,, check the ingredients of low fat or no fat and you will see a list of ingredients that you can't pronounce! No Thanks! Love all the comments! Get educated folks: get the book Fats That Heal and Fats That Kill.....
10/12/2011 8:08:48 AM
What a rational, realistic, and helpful idea, Sarah! We need real-life yardsticks for choosing the right food(s) in our day-to-day lives, and these charts are a very workable way of doing so - thanks!
It seems to me that this article, while reviewed by a nutritionist for health, needed to be reviewed by someone who argues against highly processed foods. With the exception of the deli meats, everything has been processed so much that it resembles nothing like it once was. I agree with all of the comments here about fat in milk/dairy. People NEED it and the problem for most people with weight issues is the sheer volume that we take in. Lets not change our eating habits, Oh No, that would make sense. Lets encourage people to eat as much of the 0 Fat dairy products that don't satisfy our hunger as they would like (just not over calories!) and "Light" bread, another industry constructed word that lets people feel better about eating more than they should because its "Light" instead of the lesser processed regular bread which actually sates.
As for buying whole wheat pasta with Omega-3's...How about encouraging the eating of Wild salmon with the whole wheat pasta instead of yet another highly processed food with something in it that no Chinese or Italian pasta maker in history would have touched?
How about an article that discusses the MERITS of whole grains, whole fats and whole foods in general over their "Light" and "Low Fat/No Fat" counterparts? People lived healthy, full lives for thousands of years eating real, whole foods and it would be wonderful to see Spark acknowledge this.
Another article pushing fat free- all wrong. There is scientific evidence that cholesterol comes from things like highly refined carbs- and not so much saturated fat. The fat in dairy (organic of course) and egg yolks are highly nutritious. And this is why people quit diets, is because they cut out out too much fat, feel like crap, and can't stick with it.
2/26/2010 9:10:38 AM
I was happy to see the intro to the article...then lost heart as it progressed. What a golden opportunity to promote whole, close to the source ingredients - produce, legumes, whole grains NOT processed into bread/cereal.... And I have to agree about the fat - let's stop demonizing it and start eating whole fat dairy in moderation. (FELIDSTAR - interesting notes about the pigs....)
2/23/2010 7:44:22 PM
Great article and information. I love skim milk and fat free dairy products. They taste perfectly fine to me and my family. I use the products in cooking meals every day and they are wonderful.
Please stop demonizing fat. Fat free is NOT best, it is FAT FREE. Foods have to be processed more to remove the fat, and sugar is generally added to replace it. Also, the fat removed is GOOD for you! I'm surprised fat free cottage cheese wasn't pushed, too, or reduced fat cheese or egg whites..
Foods that contain natural fats are best. Fat is one of the 3 macro nutrients our bodies need, stop insisting on removing it from your diet.
I have a problem with the milk hierarchy - 1% milk or even 2% is SUBSTANTIALLY better for you than fat-free, especially if you're trying to watch your glycemic index. In non-fat milk, the fat is replaced by milk sugar which have a much greater impact on a person gaining/retaining weight than a small amount of fat. The fat can also help the body not absorb all of the sugars in the milk, and make you feel fuller so you don't OD on the milk. This is why pig-farmers prefer non-fat milk to any other kind in order to fatten their pigs the fastest - their blood sugar spikes and they get hungrier.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.