For decades now, many people believe that skim or low-fat milk is the healthier choice. There are less calories and less fat, so it makes perfect sense to choose skim milk instead of whole milk when you are watching your weight.
Or does it?
More recent studies are raising doubts about this seemingly universal fact. Their findings reveal that whole-fat dairy is linked to reduced body weight. Why? It turns out that our bodies do not work in such a straightforward manner. Yes, a glass of low-fat milk has less calories than a glass of whole milk. However, lower-calorie food do not make us feel full. That means we tend to eat more after drinking low-fat milk, which leads to higher overall calorie intake. In fact, fats will trigger your cells to release the cholecystokinin hormone, which causes you to feel full. That means that when we drink whole milk, we end up eating less. So the next time you pop by your favourite café, consider picking a latte over a skinny latte. Or better still, if you would like to make more concrete changes in your diet that can help you reach your ideal weight, contact our friendly medical concierge at +65 6679 7867 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. References: