Is Fat Free Milk Healthy?

Milk is no doubt one of the most significant components of our daily food schedule. It’s either used directly in the firm of MILK. Or it is used to make numerous products. You can add milk to tea, coffee, custard, your breakfast cereals, puddings, etc. Whatever use it may be the question arises which milk to use. In the recent past, we have seen an enormous milk market emerging on the globe. There are various milk packages available, or there is simple cow milk.¬† Those of you looking forward to losing weight or adopt healthy lifestyle would definitely opt for fat-free milk in order to reduce calorie intake.

We are all aware of the fact that commercial milk undergoes the following three steps before being used:

1) Pasteurization

2) Homogenization

3) Fortification

These three steps reduce the fat content in commercial milk in addition to the removal of harmful microorganisms. It also lengthens the life of this milk, improves its texture and raises its overall value of nutrients. Ordinary cow milk, on the other hand, contains an enormous amount of calories. When compared one cup of ordinary milk to one cup of packaged milk the difference is about sixty calories. There are 150 calories in one cup of ordinary milk. Whereas there are ninety calories in one cup of packaged fat-free milk.

What happens to other nutrients?

Ordinary Cow Milk

Ordinary cow milk is rich in minerals. One cup of ordinary milk contains:

1) Around 8 grams of proteins

2) Calcium content is 300 milligrams

3) Carbohydrate are 12 grams

4) Potassium

5) Phosphorus

6) Vitamin B

Fat-Free Cow Milk

On the other hand, when fat-free milk is examined it is found that when we remove the fat from milk, we also remove various nutrients. However, the packaging companies try to ensure that fat-free milk equalizes nutrients to ordinary milk. They sometimes add vitamin A and vitamin D. However many disadvantages of fat-free has been found. They are discussed below:

1) Fat-free milk is useless product of original milk

At one time people thought saturated milk caused heart disease. Then came the era when fat-free milk got importance. Earlier skimmed milk was thought to be useless or used for making the cream. But now all the health conscious people consider this skimmed milk very important.

2) Skimmed milk contains powder milk

The unprocessed skimmed milk has a bluish color, tastes likes a chalk, is watery. In order to improve this milk powder milk is added. Proteins present in this milk causes inflammation. This ingredient is not labeled in your fat-free milk because of its milk. So you are unaware whether the fat-free milk you are taking is really fat-free or not.


So the choice is up to you whether to choose fat-free milk or normal milk. Fat-free milk has its pros and cons. You have to decide considering your health that whether pros of fat-free milk are greater for you or cons and then make a choice. However, a healthier option which is rich is minerals and vitamins is always the best choice.