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The Debate Is Over: Whole Milk Is Healthier Than Skim

Like many “healthy” things, skim milk is always kind of a disappointment. It’s watery and unsatisfying, and frankly it does very little for our beloved Cheerios. 

But wait! What if we told you it’s actually not that healthy and you’re better off drinking creamy, delicious full-fat milk? Fasten your seat belts, folks, your world is about to change. 

According to new research published in the journal Circulation, people who eat more full-fat dairy (including milk and, yes, even yogurt and cheese) are less likely to get type-2 diabetes. Per one of the study’s authors, “People who had the most dairy fat in their diet had about a 50 percent lower risk of diabetes” compared with those who consumed the least dairy fat. 

The study doesn’t get into why the lowered risk is present (just that it is), but one factor could be that when people opt for seemingly virtuous low-fat dairy, they replace the fat they’re not getting with sugar or carbs, which ends up being worse.

So go ahead and drown your granola in far superior yogurt--it’s for your health.

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