Light blue milk has a teaspoon less of fat per glass than regular milk. Choosing lower fat milk is a great choice for your heart.
Milk is one of our staple foods, and it can be found in most fridges around the country. In the good old days, we even used to get a free glass of the stuff at school. Drink it straight, add it to cereal, mix it into a smoothie, or use it for baking… but do your heart a favour by choosing lower-fat varieties. Switching to a lower fat milk won’t cost your wallet anything, but it could save your heart a lot.
A glass of dark blue top milk has 8.8 grams of fat; 5.4 grams of which is saturated. That’s one-third of the saturated fat most people should be having in a whole day.
If you switch from dark blue to light blue milk, you’ll save yourself a teaspoon of fat in every glass. Well done for a positive move, and it won’t take long before you start to prefer the taste.
Green or yellow top milk has the lowest fat content of all. In one glass you’re only getting about a gram of fat. That saves you about 1½ teaspoons of fat in every glass if you switch from blue top milk. If you drink the equivalent of a glass of milk a day that’s 2.8kg of fat in a year.
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