Myth: Reduce fat content in milk by adding water

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.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows. She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore. Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

One Reply to “Myth: Reduce fat content in milk by adding water”

  1. 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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