Milk drinking isn't a hobby for everyone — only those of us with enough enzymes can indulge in the sweet, delicious mammary juice that spurts from the machine-manipulated udders of a stressed cow that wonders everyday why the small, hairless apes who've imprisoned her in a barn factory insist on treating her like a navel orange. So, if you're not among those blessed with the right amount of lactase, please don't let the following investigation into the downfall of skim milk as a healthy alternative to whole milk offend you — this is an article for people with milk privilege.
Right! So, now that all the bone-brittle non-milks have left, let's rap about milk. By now, we should all know that skim milk is just a carton/jug/bag of bullshit meant to assuage the cholesterol concerns of baby boomer parents who wanted to raise their children to have strong skeletons without all the collateral artery damage. Skimming the fat off of perfectly delicious milk doesn't turn it into magical protein juice. In fact, as NPR pointed out a year ago, low-fat milk was associated with more weight gain over time than fattier whole milk.