Excerpt below taken from www.fitnessspotlight.com. This article is written by,
Scott Kustes. Scott is a competitor in Master's Track and Field, running the 100m, 200m, and 400m, as well as Long Jump (or Medium Jumping in his case). He holds a Level 1 coaching certification from USA Track and Field.
Here he debunks the common wisdom about milk. Low fat / non-fat vs. whole milk.
"Once again, milk is not naturally a low-fat substance, so making it low-fat means that it is a processed food, by default. There is a reason that milk comes with the proportions of fat, protein, and carbohydrates that it does and that is because it is intended for the young of the species from which it comes, specifically to pass on perfectly-tuned nutrition and immunoglobulins. So recognize that if you decide to consume milk and other dairy products, low-fat or fat-free is a highly processed product. Which makes it all the more amusing when nutritionists preach consuming a diet of unprocessed foods and then include “low-fat dairy” in that prescription."