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(Slate)   Ssshh, don't spoil it for them, but skim milk drinkers are basically drinking pig slop   (slate.com) divider line 41
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2014-02-04 09:06:52 AM  
4 votes:
Didn't read TFA but the poor shleps who drink skim thinking they're doing their bodies a favor vs whole milk are suffering needlessly. It may not sound logical but fat does not make you fat (sugar, starches and flour do).

Loves me real dairy whole cream milk and butter!!
2014-02-04 09:05:12 AM  
4 votes:
Yes, and they used to feed lobster only to prisoners.
2014-02-04 08:43:46 AM  
3 votes:
There have also been studies that WHOLE milk is better for you when it comes to losing weight than skim milk.

/although, if you're going to drink a whole gallon a day or something, that may not work out so much for you
2014-02-04 09:37:59 AM  
2 votes:
Holy shiat, you're all goddamned snobs.

/I drink skim milk when I want liquid protein
//I drink organic whole milk when I want about a cup, which usually means I have to poke a hole in the cream that rises to the top
///Yes, I use a milkman and get my milk delivered twice a week
////drink whatever the fark you want. I don't give a fark
2014-02-04 09:26:36 AM  
2 votes:
When tourists who ventured to the countryside to be energized by fresh breezes found themselves breathing the foul vapors of "dairy air" instead, disappointment ensued.

Most people who breath the foul vapors of my derriere when expecting fresh breezes are usually disappointed as well.
2014-02-04 09:24:41 AM  
2 votes:
The armchair nutritionists are starting to trickle in, I see.  Many citations will be needed.

I drink skim milk because I was raised on it and I prefer it.  You can drink whatever you want, but please don't make up a bunch of BS excuses for why it's better.
2014-02-04 09:23:22 AM  
2 votes:
Why the skimmed milk hate?

360 cal/l for skimmed milk versus 640 cal/l for whole milk.
I probably drink 0,75 l per day, so that's 210 cal I'm missing out on per day.

That's 25 g worth of butter, that I just apply elsewhere.

/Nature's lube
2014-02-04 09:14:51 AM  
2 votes:

doosh: Didn't read TFA but the poor shleps who drink skim thinking they're doing their bodies a favor vs whole milk are suffering needlessly. It may not sound logical but fat does not make you fat (sugar, starches and flour do).

Loves me real dairy whole cream milk and butter!!


Neither excess fat or sugar is particularly good for you.

You'll gain more weight eating steak than chicken and clog those arteries up too.

Dr. Atkins died obese and with heart problems.

Best to just eat sensibly and in moderation rather than avoid all sugars or avoid all fats.


/ lost 40 lbs from eating smaller portions and exercising
2014-02-04 09:06:03 AM  
2 votes:
If animals were smart enough to get milk as adults they'd drink it too.  Look what a cat does when humans do all the legwork for it.
2014-02-04 09:04:11 AM  
2 votes:
You aren't supposed to drink milk after you've been weaned. You drink mead after that.
2014-02-04 08:25:59 AM  
2 votes:
Sure, whatever, homo loving subby.
2014-02-04 01:23:26 PM  
1 votes:
I was given skim as a kid until I became Iron anemic and the doc told my parents to give me no less than 2%.  I buy whole, now that I get to choose.  That is all.
2014-02-04 01:10:42 PM  
1 votes:

whatsupchuck: whatsupchuck: rczeien: All nutritionists are armchair nutritionists. An actual expert is called a dietitian. If they call themselves a nutritionists, they are a quack.

My SIL is an actual expert, head of the School of Nutrition at a major university (and an advisor to the local Dairy Council, interestingly enough).  I'm honestly not sure which of these she calls herself, but I don't know why that should make a difference.

She's a Registered Dietician (RD), so you very well could be correct.


Usually nutrionists are people that a gym will hire because they are pretty and gave it up to the hiring person to get a job.  It needs no qualifications other than saying "Fast food bad, home made food good"
2014-02-04 12:47:16 PM  
1 votes:
All nutritionists are armchair nutritionists. An actual expert is called a dietitian. If they call themselves a nutritionists, they are a quack

 
neither is a doctor or a scientist
2014-02-04 12:35:54 PM  
1 votes:

whatsupchuck: The armchair nutritionists are starting to trickle in, I see.  Many citations will be needed.

I drink skim milk because I was raised on it and I prefer it.  You can drink whatever you want, but please don't make up a bunch of BS excuses for why it's better.


All nutritionists are armchair nutritionists. An actual expert is called a dietitian. If they call themselves a nutritionists, they are a quack.
2014-02-04 12:12:41 PM  
1 votes:
If you want to get all gross and technical about it and promote fear mongering, at least 1/4 of your processed foods contain things currently and once used as animal food as well as fertilizer.

It doesn't mean that the substances are harmful, low grade or bad for you.

Take corn. It's used is hundreds of products in different forms, from fillers to pet foods, to beers, fuel, insulation, paper, artificial logs, sweetener and more.

Curds and whey used to be a food product and a popular one at that.

There are times when ignorance is bliss when it comes to knowing what is in your food. All sorts of healthy, safe stuff can sound gross when you know where it came from.

The origin of many a delicious sausage came from farmers ages ago finding ways to process scrap meats to avoid waste and which would have a long shelf life plus be easily portable for long travel.
Many a pioneer having to trek miles through forests, swamps, snows and muck used various animal greases rendered from cooking meat on their shoes to waterproof and preserve them. Grease coated sheets of paper made up some of the first cheap windows. You couldn't see well through them, but they let in light, kept out rain and cold. Vellum was also used (dried, thin sliced animal skin) because paper could be more expensive.

The current thing today is to gross out consumers by telling them what awful stuff is in their food, that has been there for years, what its origins are and not mention that it's healthy, tasty and good for you.

Scrapple and Tongue and Blood sausage come to mind.
2014-02-04 11:45:35 AM  
1 votes:
Who would have guessed that skim milk butthurt would be so delicious?
2014-02-04 11:10:43 AM  
1 votes:

TNel: Solutare: CleanAndPure: Dr. Atkins died obese and with heart problems.

He died from slipping on ice and hitting his head on the sidewalk. His heart problems were caused by cardiomyopathy.

Now now please stop bringing facts into this conversation.


To be fair, it wasn't claimed that the good doctor died *as a result* of obesity and heart problems. Simply that he had them at the time of his death.
2014-02-04 10:52:47 AM  
1 votes:
So, if they feed, oh I don't know, celery, to pigs, does that mean I shouldn't ever eat celery?
2014-02-04 10:46:40 AM  
1 votes:
STOP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT I EAT AND DRINK YOU PRETENTIOUS PRICKS
2014-02-04 10:44:47 AM  
1 votes:
Trash is simply material we haven't found a use for.  This is a perfect example.  Something that was trash fell into a niche market as society and technology changed.  New markets and new uses for old products, even stuff considered trash, is a hallmark of capitalism.   You may scoff at eating insects or insect products now, but people 100 years from now just might being doing that.  Oh, wait.... You DO eat insects and or their products already and have for some time without complaint. Besides the obvious bees and their vomit.  If you have eaten anything containing carmine or shellac, yep insects.  If you like all natural you have also had a fair amount of beaver too. No, not the good beaver.  We are talking about the rotting smelly fat ass wood chewing rodent kind and their anal glands.  Not that any of this should really frighten or horrify you.  Fact is people should understand chemistry and reality more.  It's that ignorance or "sight unseen" attitude that breeds problems and exploitation.   In fact a single jelly bean might contain more organisms than an average American hot dog!  You never thought about pigs, chicken, cows, beaver, beetles and scale insects in your jelly beans, did you?

Would you like to talk about the rodents and food storage next?
2014-02-04 10:31:14 AM  
1 votes:

empres77: GBB: How do you guys feel about almond milk?
I've been drinking it for the past couple weeks.   Takes a little getting used to.

I use the unsweetened version in my protein shakes. It's pretty good if you don't have to drink it straight.


We tried it for a few weeks, and the lack of protein was annoying. We had a bunch of smoothie recipes that called for almond milk and protein powder. Yeah, or I'll just buy some soy milk and save myself the trouble.

/At least almond milk tastes alright in coffee
2014-02-04 10:19:24 AM  
1 votes:

Gecko Gingrich: My daughter and I have been reading Charlotte's Web together over the past few days. I thought it was odd that every time some "slops" were brought to Wilbur it included skim milk.


Before modern dairy regulations, it was commonplace for farmers to have a few milk cows that were kept as a family milk supply but more importantly, to run the milk through the cream separator and sell the cream.  The skim was fed to hogs and chickens.  It really makes for tasty pork and a bit of skim milk seems to perk up egg production amongst the hens pretty well.

Those were the days before margarine and before refrigerated milk trucks.  The cream would be put into the cream can and the creamery guy (every small town had its creamery) would come around every day or every other day on his route and pick up the full ones and leave the empties.  If the cream was out in the heat for a day or two, it didn't really matter - butter made from clabbered cream usually has higher butterfat and lower water percent.  You know how butter sizzles when you drop a pat onto a hot griddle?  That's the water turning to steam.  If you were to make homemade butter with clabbered cream, it would have about half as much water in it and the water would be dispersed differently so that there were be a lot less sizzle in the butter.  But if you make pastries, you'd notice the difference (for the better) using clabbered cream butter instead of sweet cream.
2014-02-04 10:15:44 AM  
1 votes:
The almond and coconut 'milks' are not an option if you don't want to suck down pure salicylates.
2014-02-04 10:00:06 AM  
1 votes:

GBB: [s.wsj.net image 262x394]

How do you guys feel about almond milk?
I've been drinking it for the past couple weeks.   Takes a little getting used to.


Too watery, not creamy enough.

Coconut milk/cream from the Thai store is much better. Dilute if too creamy but the almond milk already comes too watery.
2014-02-04 09:52:28 AM  
1 votes:

stampy: Ssshh, don't spoil it for them, but corn eaters are basically eating cow feed


"oats: a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people."
2014-02-04 09:44:43 AM  
1 votes:

doosh: I'm no white knight for milk but given the choice I'd honestly choose water over skim milk. There, you saved a few more calories!


Hear, hear.

I love me some whole milk, but I'd much rather drink water than skim.
2014-02-04 09:44:00 AM  
1 votes:
stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg ?
2014-02-04 09:31:44 AM  
1 votes:
I'm no white knight for milk but given the choice I'd honestly choose water over skim milk. There, you saved a few more calories!
2014-02-04 09:28:10 AM  
1 votes:

CleanAndPure: doosh: Didn't read TFA but the poor shleps who drink skim thinking they're doing their bodies a favor vs whole milk are suffering needlessly. It may not sound logical but fat does not make you fat (sugar, starches and flour do).

Loves me real dairy whole cream milk and butter!!

Neither excess fat or sugar is particularly good for you.

You'll gain more weight eating steak than chicken ...



Seriously, did you just pull this out of arsepedia or do you have a non-BS cite?
2014-02-04 09:27:40 AM  
1 votes:
That Bastion of Science - Slate magazine strikes again!
2014-02-04 09:26:25 AM  
1 votes:
I clicked thinking that there would be a bunch of idiot skim milk drinkers in this thread, defending their gray imitation water.

Happily wrong, and pleased that most of you are sane whole milk drinkers.

Not that there's anything wrong with drinking mead.  yummy mead.  Gotta make another batch soon.
2014-02-04 09:22:04 AM  
1 votes:
Do you wear sweaters?  Did you know that you're dressing like a rich lady's dog?
2014-02-04 09:18:43 AM  
1 votes:
While we're at it, let's bring back the rest of the "good, old days" too.  We'll take back the vote from wimmen, re-enslave the uppity negros, dump raw sewage in the river, dump solid waste into a handy ravine, and resume wholesale slaughter of indigenous peoples so's we can take their land and resources.

\sound good?
2014-02-04 09:16:42 AM  
1 votes:
I would drink it if they stopped fortifying it with Vitamin A Palmitate. Stuff gives me gas. Whole milk doesn't get that treatment and I have a happy GIS.
2014-02-04 09:14:57 AM  
1 votes:
Yup, and people who eat tomatoes, whether whole, processed into ketchup, or spread on pizza or pasta, are basically eating DEADLY POISONOUS FRUIT FROM THE NIGHTSHADE FAMILY.

TLDR: people sometimes waste perfectly useful food because they're ignorant. Or because, you know, different tastes.
2014-02-04 09:09:27 AM  
1 votes:
Lobster was also once looked down upon.
2014-02-04 09:08:34 AM  
1 votes:
For people who don't actually want milk.
Nasty grey milk-water
2014-02-04 09:06:04 AM  
1 votes:
Ssshh, don't spoil it for them, but corn eaters are basically eating cow feed
2014-02-04 09:02:56 AM  
1 votes:
mmmm, bacon....
2014-02-04 08:45:15 AM  
1 votes:
Next up: WTF is in Lite beer?
 
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