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July 19, 2006

Whole Milk

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Nina Planck thinks that whole milk's bad rep is undeserved. Nice line (from a related piece): "God did not create fats in order to raise or lower blood cholesterol. All fats ... have vital roles."

I ran into Nina Planck's site thanks to a posting and commentsfest at Rod Dreher's blog. Tyler Cowen points out that educated people tend to be healthier people.



posted by Michael at July 19, 2006


I absolutely cannot stand the taste of milk, whole, 2%, skim or whatever. Blecch.
Soy milk is a tolerable alternative, though drinking too much of it is a bad idea if you're a man because it can shrink your cojones.

Posted by: Peter on July 19, 2006 3:31 PM

Oh ... Is that why that happened?

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on July 19, 2006 4:07 PM

I had a nutrition-type person tell me that whole dairy products are actually better for you than lowfat (in moderation), because the lower-fat ones have more sugar/carbs.


Posted by: missgrundy on July 19, 2006 6:02 PM

Actually, make that WHOLE RAW GOAT milk. Yum. I have it in my cereal every morning and in my tea several times daily. Who needs cow milk?

Posted by: Charlton Griffin on July 19, 2006 8:22 PM

Even educated people are remarkably ignorant about nutrition, especially where it runs into that dreaded math. My neighbor was fretting that she gained 5 pounds over a vacation weekend. I pointed out that 5 pounds of fat gained would require consumption of 18000 calories in excess of what she burned. Her response: "Well, I did drink a lot of beer." Sigh.

Posted by: CyndiF on July 21, 2006 9:16 AM

There is a whole lot of good commentary on this kind of thing at Roseann Hanson's Three Martini Lunch Blog:

Actually you should love this site-- I can't believe I have forgotten to send you there!

Posted by: Steve Bodio on July 21, 2006 10:00 AM

I eat healthy all day and then top it off with a big slice of pie a la mode at night.

So the question is: does the pie a la mode cancel the day's healthy eating or does the day's healthy eating shield me from the effects of the pie and ice cream? ;^)

Posted by: ricpic on July 21, 2006 12:16 PM

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