6. You’ll Slash Your Risk for Diabetes
Thanks to our society’s focus on cutting fat, most of the dairy products you’ll encounter nowadays are reduced-fat, skim, fat-free, 1%, or some other processed variation on what originally came out of the cow. Here’s the definitive word: Low-fat dairy is bad for you. In fact, the more low-fat dairy products you eat, the higher your risk of diabetes, according to a 2015 study of nearly 27,000 people in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The reason may be that manufacturers replace the missing fat with sugar, turning their dairy products into diabetes-delivery systems. If you’re trying to cut down on fat and calories, low-fat dairy is not the way to do it.