Myth: Reduce fat content in milk by adding water

add_water_milkIt has been a common practice to dilute milk with water. This has been mostly done to reduce the fat content. But you should understand that it dilutes all the other nutrients too. So the quality of milk reduces and you do not get the health benefits.  It is better to buy skimmed milk or milk with 0.5% fat in which the other nutrients will be remain intact. Skimmed milk can even be done at home by boiling and refrigerating the milk and then skimming of the fat the next morning.

Do not ever give diluted milk to children after the age of one. Before the age of one, they should be breast fed. In fact, they need full fat milk for good brain development and for optimum growth.

About Sanjana Shenoy

A dietitian from Mangalore, India. A post graduate diploma holder in “Dietetics” and a university topper from Welcomgroup School of Hotel Administration from the prestigious Manipal University. At present working as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. Consultant for corporates like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.

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One Response to Myth: Reduce fat content in milk by adding water

  1. Deepti April 10, 2009 at 9:38 pm #

    Hi Sanjana

    It is really good to see basic facts which are ignored by several people since ages especially in India. People gp on to save money by adding water in milk and giving the babies too. Hope this post of yours will help people learn atleast now of how to stay healthy !

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