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Why You Need to Avoid Low-Fat Milk and Cheese

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  • 51 percent of Americans limit their consumption of fat, and low-fat and fat-free foods are considered healthy. The idea that fat is unhealthy sprouted in the ‘50s due to a flawed research by Dr. Ancel Keys. However, natural fats, like those found in full-fat raw dairy, are beneficial to your health.
  • In the 1900s, organic, unprocessed raw milk was used as medicine and Dr. J.R. Crewe’s “Milk Cure” was used at the Mayo Clinic to successfully treat cancer, allergies, prostate problems, skin problems, kidney disease and other chronic conditions. It may also help you manage your weight.
  • While it is widely believed that saturated fat, found in full-fat dairy, is detrimental to your health, no significant evidence has been found to prove this. Saturated fats provide the building blocks for your cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances that are essential to your health.
  • Pasteurized dairy products should be avoided as the process of pasteurization significantly impairs the nutritional value of food by destroying its enzymes, vitamins, proteins, and by promoting dangerous pathogens.

Just about every piece of dietary advice you can find recommends low-fat or non-fat dairy. But a growing number of experts are arguing that it's healthier to eat and drink dairy products with all the fat left in.

The fat in dairy foods is roughly 50 to 60 percent saturated fat, but the idea that this is bad for your heart may be nothing more than a mistaken interpretation of the science. In a 2010 analysis, scientists said:

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