# 2 Low Fat And Skim Milk
Low fat and skim milk has always been thought of to be healthier than whole milk. This is not true. While low-fat and skim milk have less calories because most of the fat has been removed, whole milk contains more saturated and monounsaturated fats that help stabilize blood sugar.
Fats allow sugar to be released slowly into your bloodstream. When you take the fat out, sugar is added to make up for it. Consuming fat does not make you fat, but sugar does. Without fat, skim and low-fat milk have no nutritional value because vitamins such as A, D, E and K in milk are fat soluble. This means these vitamins need fat for the body to absorb them.
Also, vitamin D enhances the absorption of calcium, but vitamin D needs fat. With that said, low fat and skim milk obstructs the chain of absorption and it is virtually nutritionally empty.
Skim milk powder is added to skim milk. The processing of skim milk powder causes oxidation of the cholesterol that is in milk. Oxidated cholesterol can cause plaque to build up in the arteries and prompt inflammation in your body. This can contribute to heart disease. That’s why skim and low-fat milk does not necessarily mean healthier milk.