It’s no secret that the topic of dairy consumption is a source of confusion for many people. Is milk actually good for you? Is low-fat better? Or should you consume full-fat dairy instead? And what about raw milk? The debate can get heated and divisive.
But not everything you read about the ills of full-fat dairy is true. Keep reading to find out why full-fat dairy might actually be good for you along with a few tips to help you choose the healthiest dairy options possible.
3 Important Benefits of Eating Full-Fat DairyFull-fat dairy comes with a host of benefits – ones that simply aren’t present in the lower-fat options. For example…
But not all full-fat dairy is created equal. Let’s talk about how to choose the healthiest type of full-fat dairy.
How to Find High-Quality Full-Fat Dairy
While full-fat dairy products provide an array of rich benefits, that doesn’t mean you get a free pass to over-indulge. Your overall health is impacted by a wide range of factors – your diet, how much exercise you get on a regular basis, your age, your mental and emotional health, and so on. Dairy is just one small (but delicious!) piece of the pie.
To make sure you’re getting the most out of your dairy products keep these guidelines in mind:
When it comes to dairy, quality matters. So, whenever possible, choose the highest-quality options you can find.
Note: If you suspect that dairy doesn’t do your body good, you should avoid it. However, if you’ve had trouble with pasteurized dairy in the past, you may find that raw, full-fat dairy isn’t a problem. If you’d like more information or have questions, call our office and we’d be happy to help.
Enjoy Full-Fat Dairy to Its Fullest
If you’re worried about the impact of full-fat dairy on your waistline, remember that fat doesn’t make you fat – refined carbs do. So while raw, full-fat dairy is, in our opinion, a superfood in its own right, you may want to consider it a viable dietary option.
A bowl full of sugar-laden ice cream, even if it’s rich in fat, isn’t a great option. Instead, reach for whole-milk yogurt or kefir. You can even enjoy a little raw cheese with nuts or fruit as a far more nutritious option when it comes to reaping the benefits of dairy in your diet.
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