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Full or low fat dairy?

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  • razzjam334razzjam334 Posts: 39Member Member Posts: 39Member Member
    They add more sugar to low fat to make it taste better to sell more I seem to lose weight when I drink fair life milk verses other brands lower sugar more protein more expensive but if you don't use it that often it might be worthwhile for you
  • diannethegeekdiannethegeek Posts: 14,831Member Member Posts: 14,831Member Member
    razzjam334 wrote: »
    They add more sugar to low fat to make it taste better to sell more I seem to lose weight when I drink fair life milk verses other brands lower sugar more protein more expensive but if you don't use it that often it might be worthwhile for you

    This is true for many low-fat or fat-free products, but it is not true for milk. Seriously, look at the ingredients for skim milk some time. It's just milk, usually with vitamins A and D added. No extra sugars that aren't in the milk to begin with.
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    razzjam334 wrote: »
    They add more sugar to low fat to make it taste better to sell more I seem to lose weight when I drink fair life milk verses other brands lower sugar more protein more expensive but if you don't use it that often it might be worthwhile for you

    Since we are talking about dairy, this is false. I don't know why people claim this.

    NO sugar is added to skim or low fat milk or cottage cheese or plain yogurt. Sometimes sugar is added to yogurt (for example, flavored yogurts) but that has nothing to do with whether it is low fat or full fat (there are flavored yogurts of both kinds).
  • AnvilHeadAnvilHead Posts: 18,543Member Member Posts: 18,543Member Member
    Skim milk, zero-fat yogurt, full fat cheeses and cream for my coffee. I have no problems with the taste of nonfat milk/yogurt, but low-fat cheeses taste like plastic to me. They don't melt as nicely either.

    [ETA:] The terms "processed" and "unnatural" don't scare me. They're meaningless in the context of the nutritional/health value of food. There are many food items which would be completely inedible if they weren't "processed".
    edited February 2016
  • ForecasterJasonForecasterJason Posts: 2,582Member Member Posts: 2,582Member Member
    The only full fat dairy product I eat is cheddar cheese. The mozzarella cheese I eat in foods is part skim and the homemade yogurt I eat is low fat.
  • rontafoyarontafoya Posts: 364Member Member Posts: 364Member Member
    I don't think most dairy is very healthy. When I do eat/drink it, I mix it up between low, non, and full fat dairy depending on my macro and calorie needs for the day.
  • Christine_72Christine_72 Posts: 16,074Member Member Posts: 16,074Member Member
    I drink a lot of milk so I stick with light, purely to save calories, I much prefer the taste of full fat everything. I wouldn't even think to eat low fat cheese,mayo or dressing. Full fat yogurt and cottage too, purely because they taste better and have fewer carbs than the light versions.
  • LounmounLounmoun Posts: 8,433Member Member Posts: 8,433Member Member
    I prefer to consume smaller amounts of full fat dairy. I don't like the way lower fat versions taste so they aren't worth eating.
  • CurlyCockneyCurlyCockney Posts: 1,394Member Member Posts: 1,394Member Member
    I have 0% Greek yoghurt and 0.1% milk, so that I can have full-fat cheese. I don't notice the taste difference in the first two, but don't enjoy lower fat cheese.
  • fluffygiofluffygio Posts: 411Member Member Posts: 411Member Member
    Milk is good for you anyway
  • nvmomketonvmomketo Posts: 12,031Member Member Posts: 12,031Member Member
    Full fat. 14% sour cream is about as fat free as I will go. ;)
  • pbprincesspbprincess Posts: 1,559Member Member Posts: 1,559Member Member
    Full fat tastes better and is more satisfying. The only dairy product I don't have full fat is greek yogurt, only because it's hard to find 2% or higher, but it has a good amount of protein so I don't mind.
    Skim milk is water that's lying about being milk.
  • FitlondongirluFitlondongirlu Posts: 59Member Member Posts: 59Member Member
    I drink a lot of tea sooo prefer to have skimmed just because i follow iifym and the macros are better in skimmed milk.
  • Ultima_MorphaUltima_Morpha Posts: 895Member Member Posts: 895Member Member
    pbprincess wrote: »
    Skim milk is water that's lying about being milk.

    Best description of skim milk ever...
  • Francl27Francl27 Posts: 26,391Member Member Posts: 26,391Member Member
    lkarlheim wrote: »
    I agree. Low fat foods often have higher sugar content, or other additives. to make up for the flavor. I find that when I choose full fat foods, I am more satisfied with less food.

    This is absolutely not true of most dairy. It's the sweetened stuff that *might* have more sugar if it's low fat, but for milk, cheese, or plain yogurt? Nope.

    For me, it depends. I eat full fat cheese (except 2% American slices once in a while, or part skim mozzarella if I'm going to melt it in a dish), 1% milk (I buy whole milk for baking).

    For yogurt, it depends... I haven't noticed that full fat yogurts or milk are more filling to me, so I go by taste, and apart from a couple specific brands of yogurt (like Oh My Yog), I can't say I've noticed a huge difference in taste from 0% to full fat (even Fage, honestly), so then I go for 0%.
  • HazelTrisEverdeenHazelTrisEverdeen Posts: 618Member Member Posts: 618Member Member
    I prefer the taste of 2% but I don't mind skim or full fat once in a while.
    As for yogurt, I like the texture of 0.5% Greek.
  • sylkatessylkates Posts: 173Member Member Posts: 173Member Member
    Almost all dairy in the US is homogenized and pasteurized. (Except for fancy brands that tout their non-homogenized status on the label by calling themselves "cream top", etc.)

    The homogenization is a mechanical, not chemical process, but it also happens to whole milk. So is the removal of fat from the milk - if I recall, they are similar processes that use spinning and the fact that fat floats on top to work.

    Basically it's not like whole milk is any less "tampered with" than skim milk. It just didn't have the extra step of the cream being mechanically removed.
  • AsrarHussainAsrarHussain Posts: 1,382Member Member Posts: 1,382Member Member
    I drink low fat, I do that to save calories, I want calcium, I would save my calories for other things.
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