Why was it a no-go? Back in the day, if you were looking to maintain a trim waistline, cutting back on calories was the obvious way to go. And an easy way to lower your daily intake of calories was to use semi-skimmed milk in your tea and cereal – that way you’d get the high calcium content without the high level of calories. Why they were wrong: The fat in whole milk is what raises the calorie count, but we now know that not only is fat no longer the enemy, it can actually be good for you. Whole milk contains more fatsoluble vitamins such as vitamin E and A than semi-skimmed. So by making the low-calorie switch, you are actually missing out on all the goodness whole milk has to offer.
FACT: Milk is actually made up of 85-95% water!