Here at Fullfill we believe in a holistic approach to life. We believe there should never be a need to deprive ourselves when it comes to food. If you feel like indulging yourself occasionally, go ahead and do it! Moderation in all things, as the Dalai Lama says, including moderation. Just make sure you get your heart beating fast a few times a week and you shouldn’t have any problems.
So why use whole milk in our Fullfill yoghurt drink? When it comes to food choices, we like to keep it simple by using unprocessed food where possible or minimally processed food if we must and eating from a variety of food groups. Adopting this approach as a rule of thumb means the healthy diet takes care of itself.
Growing up on the farm where we produced milk from grass-fed cows, there was an innate understanding that the cheese and yoghurt we made with it, were full of goodness. There is a logic to this that’s important to explain. Despite what you might have been told by marketers for years, full-fat whole milk is not actually a high-fat food. It has about 3.7% fat. High-fat foods are those that contain over 20% fat. For instance double cream contains 48% fat. Naturally occurring fat tastes good. When it’s taken out it has to be replaced with something to put the taste back in and that something is usually sugar.
Low-fat milk cuts the fat by between one and one and a half percent and skimmed milk has 0.1% fat so neither will really make a great impact on your fat intake. Another reason, apart from the great taste, that we use full-fat whole milk is because it is chock full of healthy fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K which are important for strengthening the immune system, neutralising the effects of damaging free radicals and keeping bones healthy.
Whole milk, with all the goodness that the grass-fed cows have to offer, will satisfy and nourish you a little more. So go ahead, FullFill yourself!
If you would like to read a little more about why full fat milk is better for you, here’s a link to some research by Walter Willett of Harvard School of Public Health http://tinyurl.com/osnf89b. In this, he explains a correlation between weight gain and low-fat milk.