Half and Half: Is Skim Milk Fat-Free Half and Half Healthy?

April 16, 2015 12:00 PM

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Half and Half: Is Skim Milk Fat-Free Half and Half Healthy?

“Hell no!” says Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, followed by: “What is it?” Those were sentiments echoed by all of our experts in this week’s burning food question.

Lest you, too, are left scratching your head, here’s the lowdown. Half-and-half math is simple: whole milk plus cream. The fat-free version requires some more advanced calculations, however. “It typically replaces the milk fat with corn syrup and thickeners,” says Julia Zumpano, an RD at Cleveland C...

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