NOTE: HIGH FAT diets have been used to stop epilepsy in babies and adults.
Last time I was at a coffee shop, they had 1 percent, 2 percent, skim, and soy milk all out on the counter.
Notice what’s missing?
I sure did. The half-and-half was hidden behind the counter, like some kind of dirty magazine, because — let’s face it — that’s just the reputation that full-fat dairy has these days.
Well, friend, it’s time for a reputation rescue, as new research shows that you don’t want to skim the fat at all.
When it comes to milk, those fats aren’t dangerous.
They’re ESSENTIAL to your health!
Now, I’m not saying that you should glug half-and-half (although it sure is great in coffee).
But if you want some milk, get the real deal. Get real, fresh, full-fat WHOLE milk, as new research shows that it doesn’t do ANY of the horrible things that the mainstream naysayers have been mooing about.
Just the opposite: It can PROTECT your heart and CUT your health risks by at least one critical measure.
Milk can stimulate your body into cranking out HDL cholesterol, the form of cholesterol that even the mainstream calls “good,” since it helps clear all the junk out of your arteries and cuts your risk of heart attack and stroke.
The more HDL you’ve got, the lower your risk — a link so clear that Big Pharma has, of course, tried to make drugs to boost those levels.
Tried… and FAILED.
But who needs meds when you’ve got some moo?
In the new study, folk were given a tall, cool 16-ounce glass of milk a day for three weeks. Some were forced to gag on skim, while the rest got smooth and delicious whole milk.
Then, they did the whole study all over again, with everyone switching places.
It didn’t matter who got what or when. All that mattered was the whole milk: When folks drank it, their HDL levels rose.
Of course, you can hear the health nags going on and on already about all of the extra calories and fat in whole milk and how it can cause OTHER problems even if it raises HDL levels.
Except it didn’t.
It didn’t raise LDL levels (which don’t matter nearly as much as the mainstream claims), and it didn’t raise glucose or insulin, either.
That shouldn’t be too surprising, as studies have repeatedly shown that the extra fat and calories can HELP, not hurt.
People who drink delicious and filling whole milk eat less later, and they are less likely to gain weight.
Time to take all of the weak and watery low- and no-fat milks and dump them down the drain.
You never wanted that watered-down milk anyway.
It’s time to go back — it’s time to take real whole milk out of hiding and put it back into your fridge.
Getting a mooooooove on,
P.S. One of my favorite ways to drink milk is by warming it up before I go to bed — but every now and then, even ol’ Jack here needs something a little more powerful to bring on some good Zzzzz’s.
When I want to fall asleep in minutes and not stare at the ceiling for hours (and, let’s face it, who doesn’t want that?), there’s a crazy trick I use that goes to work INSTANTLY — even faster than that warm milk. And I’ll tell you, this thing is a GODSEND.
I’ll have more on this trick that can help ANYONE fall asleep in minutes, so keep an eye on your inbox.