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Full-Fat Dairy Is Good for Your Heart 

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Longevity


Go to the dairy aisle of any supermarket and you’ll see the same thing… 

 A selection of low-fat cheese, sour cream, yogurt, and skim milk.  

And it’s there for one reason… 

Because mainstream doctors have told us for decades that full-fat dairy will clog your arteries and give you heart disease.  

We’ve been telling you for years that this widely held myth is nonsense. 

Studies show low-fat foods don’t help you lose weight. Nor are they better for your heart.i 

In fact, your body needs dietary fat to operate at its peak. That’s why we always recommend full-fat dairy, not skim milk or low-fat yogurts. 

When You Go Dairy, Go Full Fat 

Now, a major new study confirms our view. It is the biggest study ever on heart disease and dairy fat that uses objective blood measurements instead of less reliable diet surveys.  

It shows that dairy fat actually protects you from cardiovascular disease. 

Johns Hopkins researchers took blood samples from 4,150 people age 60 and older. They tested the samples for fatty acids that enter the bloodstream when people eat dairy.  

“We found those subjects with highest levels (of fatty acids) actually had the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Matti Marklund. He led the research.ii 

Dr. Kathy Trieu was one of the study authors. “Our study suggests that cutting down on dairy fat or avoiding dairy altogether might not be best the choice for heart health,” she said. 

The study was published recently in the journal PLoS Medicine.iii 

The new research confirms a 2018 study at the University of Texas. It tracked dairy-related fatty acids in blood samples from more than 2,900 seniors. 

Just as in the new study, subjects who had high levels of dairy-related fatty acids were actually less likely to die from heart disease or stroke. 

Dr. Marcia Otto of the University of Texas School of Public Health led the study. “Dairy fat, contrary to popular belief, does not increase risk of heart disease or overall mortality,” she said.iv 

Unfortunately, mainstream doctors aren’t getting the message. The USDA still recommends Americans eat fat-free or low-fat dairy.v vi 

Dr. Otto said government guidelines need to change. 

“Our results highlight the need to revisit current dietary guidance on whole fat dairy foods, which are rich sources of nutrients such as calcium and potassium,” she said. 

Low-fat recommendations are based on “hearsay,” Dr. Otto added. 

The Healthiest Kinds of Dairy 

Not all dairy is created equal. Here are the best choices: 

Milk. Buy organic whole milk. It comes from pasture-raised cows free of growth hormones, pesticides, and other toxins.vii 

Butter. Never buy margarine. It contains emulsifiers linked to colitis, diabetes, and cancer. Buy organic butter. It comes from cows that are free of chemicals and growth hormones.viii 

Yogurt. Check the ingredients. Many are packed with added sugar. We recommend Icelandic or Greek Yogurt. Both are high in probiotics and protein, and low in sugar. 

Cheeses. Look for the shortest ingredient list. Never buy processed cheeses. They are loaded with chemical preservatives and bad fats. 

Don’t believe the outdated mainstream medical advice about dairy. There is overwhelming evidence that full-fat dairy is good for heart health.  

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