Is there really a need to use low fat dairy?

full-fat-dairyAll current dietary recommendations suggest use of low fat dairy products. Low fat milk, skim milk, slim milk, reduced fat milk, low-fat cheese, lite butter , etc. This and much more to confuse the consumers and subject them to the added pain of selecting the low fat options which are costlier and less easily available. We cannot deny that total fat intake in diets is escalating and one needs to find ways to cut down consumption especially through processed meats and bakery products. But, dairy fat has not shown to increase risk of obesity, diabetes or heart disease and in fact may be more beneficial for all individuals. Continue reading “Is there really a need to use low fat dairy?”