Science Shows Whole Milk Is Probably the Best Choice

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As we discussed in our series on yogurt earlier this month, low-fat or fat-free dairy isn’t always the best choice.

But it’s not just about how full-fat dairy affects your recipes — it also might have a positive effect on your health.

Studies have shown that people who drink whole milk are actually less likely to be obese. And the health benefits don’t stop there.

Some of the crucial vitamins and nutrients in milk actually require some fat for your body to absorb them properly — the two key ones being Vitamin A and Vitamin D.

Of course, this news comes with the reminder that everything is best in moderation.

Read more: The Case for Drinking Whole Milk at Quartz