This is why you’re better off eating full-fat dairy products instead of low-fat ones!


This makes us very happy!

Most people prefer full-fat yogurt or milk to their low-fat counterparts, yet many of us usually choose to eat the low-fat versions. Sometimes eating healthy is more important, after all. Although low-fat dairy products do contain fewer fats, full-fat is the better option.

It’s proven by science!


Research by Tufts University shows that people who drink low-fat milk have a higher chance of getting diabetes than people who go for the full-fat version. Researchers from Tuft and Harvard performed blood tests on 3000 people aged between 30 and 75. None of the participants had diabetes. The subjects were monitored for a couple of years, after which another blood test was done. The researchers studied the results, and it turned out that 36 percent of the drinkers of full-fat milk had a lower chance of getting diabetes.

How does that work?

Many people choose to eat low-fat yogurt or make their cappuccino with skimmed milk, because the low-fat versions contain a lot less calories. But low-fat dairy products also contain fewer nutrients and (healthy) fats. This will make you feel hungry much sooner than if you’d eaten full-fat dairy. And that’s not all. Eating low-fat products has an effect on your mindset too. You’ll feel much more inclined to have a snack at the end of the day if you’ve eat low-fat products during the day. The common idea is: “I haven’t had that many calories yet today, so having a snack doesn’t matter that much…”

So, the next time you’re having dairy, go for the full-fat version. Your taste buds will thank you, you’ll feel full and you’ll be able to resist that snack at the end of the day. It’s a win-win situation if you ask us!

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Source: Libelle | Image: Wikimedia Commons, Ukko-wc