South Beach Diet - Confused about milk!




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Loriann7
08-02-2008, 02:39 PM
OK, I'm rereading the SB book. We all know he recommends low fat dairy... but the GI table lists whole milk lower GI than lowfat or nonfat.... yet we are told to eat the lower GI's./...

Why does he go against the rules for milk?


Schmoodle
08-02-2008, 03:18 PM
Okay, I'll take a stab, but I am only guessing here.
The difference between those milks is the amount of fat. Fat and Fiber slow down the speed with which your body absorbs simple carbs, like the natural sugars in the milk. So the extra fat in the milk must make you absorb the lactose more slowly, making it lower GI. However, the fat is a saturated fat, and we are to stay away from those and eat unsaturated fats. I think in this case, the higher fat milk may be lower GI, but the lower fat milk is probably low enough on the scale, and the absence of those fats makes it more healthy overall.

Taurie
08-02-2008, 03:38 PM
I agree with Schmoodie. I'd stay away from whole milk.


betsysunqueen
08-03-2008, 02:41 AM
However, the fat is a saturated fat, and we are to stay away from those and eat unsaturated fats.

You're exactly right--it's because the fat is saturated.