Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Rant

Okay. I promised myself I would never post here when I was angry. But I just can't hold back. I read something yesterday that simply must be addressed.

For decades, the government steered millions away from whole milk. Was that wrong?

And, of course, it turns out that the answer to this question is probably...yes.

Are you kidding me? I've been drinking grey, watery almost-milk for decades now, all for nothing?

I grew up as a (whole) milk drinker. We had milk with every meal. (Yes. This includes spaghetti and meatballs, hamburgers—everything.) As a young twenty-something, I hauled a gallon of milk home from the supermarket every week. And by hauled, I mean, carried in my arms for three blocks from the market to my apartment, and it was not easy.

Somewhere along the way we were told that whole milk was terrible for heart health and I listened. I weaned myself from whole milk slowly: first 2%, then 1%, until I could finally tolerate skim. I faithfully drank it through two pregnancies and nursing both babies...right up until today.

When will I learn? It's clear that science on nutrition is not just evolving, but possibly completely wrong at any given time. (Fat is bad and carbs are, wait! Carbs are terrible! Fat is good! But not saturated fats! Okay, maybe some saturated fats are good!)

All I know is, they'll have to pry this stick of butter from my cold, dead hands.

1 comment:

  1. I with you. :-)) We went back to whole milk about 5 years ago now. I said forget it to milk water / water milk.
    You bet with the butter!! :-)