Skim Milk & Vit D

Because there were a couple of comments from readers who had never heard about the fat needed in milk in order to get the vitamin D benefit, I started wondering if I might be wrong.

Here's the brief mention of needing fat in your milk which was the reason for what I posted this morning. And here's the article I just came across which states that vitamin D is absorbed just as well from skim milk as it is from whole milk based on this study.

I'm sorry for the confusion. I don't know what the truth is, but I hope after looking at both sides, you'll enjoy your glass of milk, skim or with a little fat in it.


  1. I will enjoy one. Especially with a donut. Thanks Tina.

  2. Thanks for the clarification, Tina! I used to work with a personal trainer who was adament I use 2% milk as marathoners need good for you fats. Yea, well, I prefer my fat from an oreo :).

  3. We switch to skim milk when the kids are two. There is so much confusion when it comes to healthy living! One person says one thing and another person the opposite!

    Thanks for the info.

  4. I'm totally with Jill.

  5. I gave up full fat milk - not gonna give up my 2%!!! :)

  6. Thanks Tina for the comment and the info! I read all of your links. I've been a skim milk girl for YEARS so I'm not changing. But I always wonder in general if I get the nutrients/vitamins etc that I really need. I'm so bad about taking a multivitamin. And reading your post makes me want to get my nutrient levels checked. :) Yes, I can be obsessive. I'll probably just forget about it, maybe. :):):)

  7. I just read your other post. I am taking 1000mg's of liquid D that i bought at Costco. Just 2 tsp. It tastes like fruit juice. If I can tell I've had a lot of Vit D during the day, I'll take just 1 tsp. And my friend who is a NP has showed me a couple studies that getting 20 min. of sun (w/o sunscreen) is good for the body's Vit D production/absorption.
    Just an FYI!

    I can only drink skim! It's beyond hard for me to swallow 2%! Thank goodness for chocolate powders and syrups! ha!

  8. the day after reading this, i forgot to send it to you! i was at the pool reading my dec. 2009 issue of RW and came across this article -,7120,s6-242-301--13364-2-1-2,00.html

    i can handle this! :)


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