According to Harvard professor of pediatrics David Ludwig, MD in the current issue of JAMA Pediatrics (Journal of the American Medical Association), reduced fat milk is a liquid sugar bomb and the current USDA and American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines should be revised. Those guidelines were written, probably with the milk lobby in mind, to encourage people to stop drinking their calories unless it’s in the form of delicious, American cow’s milk!
Apparently those guidelines recommend Americans of all ages drink three cups of milk a day. That’s why all Americans are currently dying of obesity. According to Forbes “2-percent milk contains 12.3 grams of sugar, more than a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup and almost as much as a chocolate chip cookie.” The three recommended cups a day would exceed anyone’s recommended sugar intake.
Low-fat milk isn’t just a sugary nightmare–calorically speaking, reduced fat milk still packs a fucking wallop. At 122 calories a cup, if you drank the recommended amount, 366 of your daily calories would go to drinking that disgusting colloid which is only vaguely based on actual milk. Imagine what you could eat with those 366 calories! All the almonds and quinoa in the world basically.
“What about my precious bones?” You may ask. Your bones are going to be fine. Dr. Ludwig says we can get enough calcium from consuming foods like fish and greens–we don’t have to guzzle down cow-milk and fatten up as rapidly as a calf. You can if you want to though–that’s why America is #1.
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