If you like to drink milk, skimmed milk is good for your health!

@Sreekala (32819)
India
February 14, 2009 2:13am CST
Those people who are conscious about eating healthy foods can benefit by adding skimmed milk to their diet. According to Nutritionists, skimmed milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein of high biological value. We will get the calcium from variety of sources including food supplements. But the calcium we get from skimmed milk helps to store less fat in our body. Calcium from skimmed milk helps to the release of hormones which prevented the gathering of fat and helps to breaking down the fats consumed. In brief skimmed milk could be a value addition to your diet plans. If you drink milk please ensure to consume skimmed milk and have the benefits.
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@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
14 Feb 09
Hi Sreekala nice information about skimmed Milk but trust me people at our side prefer to drink milk with L Thick Layer of Balai(cream) on it,. and mothers prefer to give WHOLE milk to their growing kids. Sure Skimmed milk is good for people who are on dieting or have cholestrol level problem As far as i am concerned i dont drink milk so its Ok for me Take care
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
14 Feb 09
Hi Cupid, I think cream milk is not good for children. Doctors are suggesting toned milk for kids. If you do not like to drink milk it is ok but make sure to depend other sources for sufficient calcium intake. All the best.
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• Canada
15 Feb 09
Children need a certain amount of fats in their diets as it promotes brain development. Unfortunately due to inactivity and junk food, our kids have become idle and fat and are developing adult diseases at an alarming rate. Instead of kicking them out to play and stopping the four hours of homework every night from school, we want to put them on a diet and give them pills.
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@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
16 Feb 09
Hi Sreekala, i do agree what u say, bit i was telling u thinking of Indian, Pakistani Mothers. well, thanks for ur concern, and i dribnk some tea, and eat curd as well, Hi Mariposaman, yeah u r right, junk food and Colas, togather with these vedioogames and indoor activities are changing life styles of kids are threat to not only their healthy growth but threat to who society too, we need to work on it Regards
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@dlr297 (5416)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I try to drink raw milk i think that it is the best out their for our health, it has not been processed in any way. When the milk is pasteurized, and homogenized, it kills most of the vitiams in it. and i think that the taste is much better. I believe that the less something is processed the better that it is for you.
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
14 Feb 09
Hi dlr297, First of all thanks to coming so quick and at number first. I never tried raw milk and am using toned milk and boiling it before drinking. I think you don't have any health problem by drinking raw milk. Thanks for the information but I think it is difficult for me to drink raw milk. Thanks for your time. Stay healthy.
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• Canada
15 Feb 09
I am not sure what the pre-occupation with raw milk is. You do not eat raw meat so why would you go out of your way to eat any raw animal product. Most animals do not drink milk from the time they are weaned anyway so drinking milk is unnatural for a large percentage of the population anyway, they have lactose intolerance which is actually normal but we treat is as a disease. Of course there might be a taste change. There is a taste change too when you cook meat.
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@dlr297 (5416)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I eat a lot of things raw, Milk, eggs, i eat my meat on the rare side, especially beef.nuts, fruits, vegetables. Also 90% of what i eat is organic.
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• United States
14 Feb 09
we drink 2% milk because every one in our house is allergic to whole milk. Is 2% as good for you as skim?? it does have less fat. should i switch to skim??
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• Canada
15 Feb 09
You cannot be allergic to whole milk and still drink 2% milk. Whole milk is only 3.7% butterfat.
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@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I have been drinking skimmed milk for nearly 40 years and regular milk doesn't taste good to me. I don't drink as much as I used to, in fact I have to remind myself to drink a glass but I know it's very good for me!
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
17 Feb 09
Hi dragon54u, It is good to know that you are using skimmed milk for the last many years. Thanks for sharing. Stay healthy.
@missybear (11393)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I went from whole milk to 2% to 1% milk that's as low as I can go. I tried skim milk but it's just to watery.
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
17 Feb 09
Hi missybear, You don't like skim milk, is it? Its ok go with what you like. Thanks for sharing. Stay healthy.
@riyasam (16567)
• India
14 Feb 09
i love to have milk(as i am slightly on the thinner side,all force me to have milk)and my sons staple diet is mik(hes two years)and my daughter(6)who is a bit underweight also has milk.
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
14 Feb 09
Hi Riya, Does it mean that you are drinking milk for gaining weight? I think then you have to take the other type. If you want go gain weight take the milk with banana (cut the banana and put in milk then have it)Somebody told me the same but I never tried (lol). Thanks for the participation. Have a nice weekend.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
14 Feb 09
I can see that the information you are passing on is very useful. The problem is I don't like skimmed milk; it has to be nice, creamy whole milk! I don't have a cholesterol problem and I do drink milk but it has to be whole! is that bad?
@Sreekala (32819)
• India
14 Feb 09
Hi Paula, Not at all. If you don't have any problem you can stick with the same. Thanks for the participation. Have a nice weekend.
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@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
16 Feb 09
Hi! Sree! I take milk regularly and I try to take the milk, once its fat contents have been removed. I agree with you that skimmed milk is an excellent source of calcium and it gets digested easily and it serves the purpose to our body, even without fats. I think when kids starts growing up, they can be served skimmed milk to remain fit and healthy. What about you? Do you go for skimmed milk? Have a great day!
@Sreekala (32819)
• India
16 Feb 09
Hi Deepak, I prefer to give toned milk to my kids. We are purchasing toned milk and using the same. Thanks for your response but I am sad nobody in my friend's circle noticed my blue star with 10. Have an excellent day!
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
16 Feb 09
well sree you cant blame Dpk for not noticing your blue star......He appears to be an amul baby who drinks milk every day even now.And he must be sitting in front of his Pc and dreaming of milk,after responding to your discuaaion....So dont blame amul baby for not noticing other things.......
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
16 Feb 09
ooops...read discussion....
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
16 Feb 09
Hello sree.......when it comes to milk we get here,the less that is said about it the better.When we were small we had cows in our home and we got good quality milk.But now the milk we get is of poor and sub standarad quality,and the price is very high too....The most popular brand here is MILMA,but the ordinary mik we get is very much dilute and make sub standard coffee or tea.And they also provide skimmed milk which is costlier(I wonder how or why)....Any way I dont drink milk as such and use it only with my coffe or tea or in making curd.
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
16 Feb 09
Hi Rose, I think in our state we get poor quality milk. I have seen when I visit my own home because they are depending milma for milk but in my hubby's home they have cows and milk is sufficiently available at home. In Delhi we are purchasing Amul's milk that also toned milk. Thanks for your response but I am sad nobody in my friend's circle noticed my blue star with 10. Have an excellent day!
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
16 Feb 09
oops..sorry sree....I didnt honestly notice it.That's because I repiled to your discussion from my gmail notification,and I wasnt online for the past 2 days....So I was trying to hurry through as many as possible......And just now my son is also online and I am simultaneuously chatting with him............Any way congratulations Sree.....I am really glad for you.....A blue star at this stage is really marvellous and you deserve it..Actually Cupie was on 95/100 for a long time,but suddenly his rating went down to 86......
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
16 Feb 09
Rose, thanks a lot. I also noticed Cupid's rank go down to 86 from 95. I don't know what happened to him.
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
15 Feb 09
I agree that a majority of adults might benefit from drinking skim milk. However about a third or more of some populations are lactose intolerant and do not digest the milk sugar properly from lack of an enzyme that is lost from being a child. This is a natural process, however some of us do not lose the ability to digest milk so are able to ingest it throughout adulthood. Alternative calcium intake if carefully maintained will replace milk as a calcium source, such as soy milk and calcium rich vegetables. Most studies show a benefit using skim milk, but not full fat milk. There is still a lot of fat left in the 2% but it is a reduction. The usual recommendation is what you stated, adults should drink skim milk if they are able for the calcium and other nutrients available in skim milk.
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
7 Mar 09
Hi Mariposaman, Thank you very much for your excellent comment. I think only a small percentage of people are intolerant and they should find an alternative for calicum. Thanks again for your valuable time. Happy mylotting.
• Canada
8 Mar 09
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactose_intolerant You should rethink how many people are lactose intolerant. See the table in the link above. It varies from almost negligible in people from northern Europe, through 80% of Chinese and 100% of Native North Americans. It is possibly an underdiagnosed problem as it is assumed, like people as yourself, that lactose intolerance affects only a minor percentage of the problem. Most species lose the ability to digest milk after the young are weaned as it is not necessary to maintain this ability though adulthood.
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• United States
14 Feb 09
I respectfully disagree. I think the protein in cow's milk is very carcinogenic. Plus any calcium benefits are negated by the milk protein which results in calcium secretion by our bodies. The nations with the highest consumption of cows milk also have the highest rates of osteoporosis. If I were going to drink animal milk, it would be raw goats milk, but I don't think any milk consumption is needed. Raw almond milk is a much better choice if you need "milk". Commercial pasteurized cow's milk is simply not healthy for humans.
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@kholid78 (341)
• Indonesia
16 Feb 09
Some raw milk are good, on condition that through strerile process. otherwise bacterium contaminating measily ultiply and that's dangerous
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
18 Feb 09
Hi carboncopypro, Every product has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some are saying that milk is very necessary because it is an excellent source of calcium at the same time some are saying that if you drink milk regularly it will give you dangerous side effects. I really don't know who is right and who is wrong. I am giving this opinion as a common individual. Many researched about the benefits and the above discussion is also I read in a journal and the opinion of a nutritionist which I wanted to share with my friends. I think milk give problems only some people and some really have benefits. So it depends upon the individual and according to their taste. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts. Have an excellent day.
@vandhu (432)
• India
7 Mar 09
yes. skimmed milk is really good for the health, i agree. but i feel it does not taste like the toned milk...does it? i havent tried it yet...
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
9 Mar 09
Hi Vandhu, Yes it is less tasty but healthwise it is good. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.
@radzlee (77)
• Malaysia
25 Feb 09
Hi Sreekala As an adult, it would be best if we all can take calcium, protein or any nutrition from it origanal source that free from animal source. As we all know animal source contain a very high cholesterol. So i suggest we all take high quality protein from soy which is low in fat and contains no cholesterol. I'll take shaklee energizing soy protein. Keep Healty :)
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
9 Mar 09
Hi Radzlee, Yes, Soya milk and soya products are excellent. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
18 Feb 09
Hi Sreekala! I am a milk drinker, lol. I have tried skimmed milk and to be honest I didn't like the taste of it and I'm not sure what it is! I'm also used to drink full cream milk, but my Husband prefer to have skimmed, so now I am taking half cream and may be in time I will start to like skim milk. Thanks for sharing the benefits in drinking skimmed milk.
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
7 Mar 09
Hi CJay, It is ok if you don't like the taste. Go with according to your likes. Many thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.
@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
17 Feb 09
When I consume milk which isn't often it is usually skim or 2% milk. I rarely drink whole milk. I have an issue with being lactose intolerant and to much makes me deathly ill. So I keep my milk and dairy intake to a minimum.
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
7 Mar 09
Hi bellaofchaos, Thanks for the participation. I am glad to read your response. Have a great weekend.
• United States
15 Feb 09
Hi, I don't drink a lot of milk but I do use it for cooking and baking. What I use is whole, organic milk and raw is even better. Why take something that is whole, natural and good for you, strip everything out and then try and put it back. The human body needs fat and cholesterol in moderation. It also needs Vit. D but everyone should get that from the sun, 15-30 minutes every day in early morning or early evening. I did find this article that helped with what the percentages on milk really mean. http://www.healthiertalk.com/2-milk-exposed-0118
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
7 Mar 09
Hi sengelmohr, If you don't like to drink milk, it is ok. Many thanks for sharing the same. Have a nice day.
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
15 Feb 09
i drink milk but i dont really like the taste of skim milk. if i am at someone house and that is all they had well i would drink it. e.g. that is all my sister has at her house
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
7 Mar 09
Hi meljessxena, If you don't like it then drink whatever your like. Many thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.
@cream97 (29152)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I am glad to hear of this! I am a usual skim milk drinker. So, adding this type of milk to my diet will be a piece of cake! I love to have a cold glass of skim milk twice a day. But when it is time to eat my cereal, then I will use 2% milk.. It tatses so much better this way. If I try to use skim milk in my cereal, it will taste very weak and nasty. I also love 1% milk as well.
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
7 Mar 09
Hi cream97, I am also gald to read your comment. I am happy to know that you are very health conscious person. Good, keep it up. Many thanks for sharing. Stay healthy always.
@forslahiri (1042)
• India
15 Feb 09
Hi, Skimmed milk as U know is low-content-fat(even NO-FAT) milk.Nutritional value wise it is having the same value with whole milk.So if U r health concious,love milk but want to avoid fat--skimmed milk is the right choice. =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
@Sreekala (32819)
• India
7 Mar 09
Hi Lahiri, Many thanks for the participation. I am glad to read your comment. Happy mylotting.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Now that I've been drinking skim milk for over 30 years there is no way I can drink whole milk again. Its just too much for me. Occasionally I'll drink 2 percent when my guy shops, but if I'm shopping I'm picking up skim milk.
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@Sreekala (32819)
• India
7 Mar 09
Hi Tesswhite, Thanks for sharing. Happy mylotting.