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06 Oct 2009

Milk to gain weight...true or untrue?

After reading a few articles I know that milk can undoubtedly make someone gain weight, which is my ultimate goal. But I remember reading somewhere that the best milk to take is Fresh Full cream pasteurized milk. The author made a distinction between pasteurized
and homogenized pasteurized milk and said that one should avoid homogenized pasteurized milk because all the nutrients were " killed"  due to the intensive heat the milk went through and thus intake of this milk will not have effect on weight gain. Is this true?
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Sports Nutrition
Sports Nutrition

01 Jan 0001

Hi Gainer

Excess calories will make you put on weight and that means proteins, carbs, and fats – not micro nutrients that might have been destroyed in the sterilizing process. Thus drinking milk is a great idea to increase your weight, however I suggest you rather use skimmed or low fat and not full cream – you want to increase your calories, but not necessary your fats, unless it is good fats, and all animal origin products contain saturated (poor) fats.

Take care.
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