Oh, boy .... The Big Fat Lie Weâ€™ve Been Fed About Our Diet http://finance.yahoo.com/news/big-fat-lie-ve-fed-162400980.html "Whole milk is actually better for you than non-fat milk or skim milk, for one reason: Fat is good for you. In clinical trials a higher fat diet, in general, has been shown to be healthier than a low-fat diet. So you don't want to avoid fat. In milk, the fat is what allows your body to fully digest the fat-soluble vitamins A and D and the calcium. Fat is like the spoonful of medicine that makes the vitamins go down."