The US government has announced it is replacing the infamous pyramid of food with a pie. Oh, wait, I mean a plate cut up into pieces that look like pie.
Eating healthy never looked so good.
However, I am a bit confused by the text they have below their new illustration.
Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
First, what? Switch from pie to milk? I just adopted the new pie diet and already they are asking me to switch?
Second, if I’m going to drink any milk at all, I’m going to drink healthy milk — whole raw milk — and not some rehydrated reconstituted dried lint from dirty socks blue-tinted water low-fat milk substitute. I’d drink camel milk long before I would agree to poison myself with the stuff left over when you remove the milk (fat) from milk.
Research clearly shows [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18831752] that whole milk causes more lean body mass gains than non fat milk. Which proves fat doesn’t make you fat [http://stronglifts.com/the-4-most-popular-fat-myths-debunked/]. Excess calories do. As long as you have a caloric deficit, it doesn’t matter if you drink non fat or whole milk.
It doesn’t matter as long as you know the risks from the process used to make milk non fat and what you are missing.