Milk. It does a body good. And every growing kid needs it, right?
After all, milk in all forms from a variety of animals- cow, goat, sheep, etc, is consumed by people groups in all areas of the world, and has been for thousands of years.
So what are we missing in America today? Why do we have milk drama? Lactose intolerant kids, overweight and obesity on the rise, children suffering from diabetes? And doctors telling us that children can only have very select types of milk.
What’s the right answer?
Here are three articles that will surprise you.
Three articles that go against conventional wisdom and popular advice for raising kids today.
Three articles that will show you that yes, Grandma had it right….again 🙂
1. Feeding whole-fat milk to kids may make them slimmer
Children who have a habit of consuming whole-fat milk have higher vitamin D levels than those who consume low-fat or skimmed milk.
Children who drank whole milk – with 3.25 per cent fat content – had a Body Mass Index (BMI) score that was 0.72 units lower than those who drank one or two per cent milk.
That is comparable to the difference between having a healthy weight and being overweight, said lead author Jonathon Maguire, pediatrician at St Michael’s Hospital in Canada. Read more….
2. Children who drink whole-fat milk are leaner & have higher vitamin D levels, Canadian researchers find
TORONTO — Young children who drink whole cow’s milk tend to be leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who consume low-fat or skim milk, researchers say.
In a study of more than 2,700 children aged one to six, Toronto researchers found that those who drank whole milk had a body mass index (BMI) score almost a full unit lower than youngsters who drank one per cent or two per cent milk. See more…
3. Do we have it backward on giving kids low fat milk instead of whole?
Children who drank whole milk tended to be leaner than those who drank low fat or skim milk, a study by Toronto researchers has found.
The new findings, published in Wednesday’s online issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest a need to take a closer look at those guidelines, said study author Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a pediatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
“If you don’t get fat from someplace, then you take energy from somewhere else, and it may be that children who are receiving reduced fat milk seek foods that are higher in caloric density, and maybe that’s why they’re a bit bigger,” Maguire said in an interview. Click here for the full article…