|"He told me not to bother with skinny milk as because they take the fat out, they then replace it with sugar etc to get the flavour back up."|
A widely held belief, but in fact not true.
When the fat is removed from the milk, the "sugar", which is not table sugar as people might imagine, but lactose, remains the same and is therefore present in a slightly higher proportion because of the removed part of the milk. No "sugar" of any kind is added.
Skim milk has marginally more sugar than whole milk, but since there is relatively little sugar in milk to begin with, this tiny little bit of increased sugar is almost insignificant. This sugar is far less fattening than most of the sugars found in other foods and products; and skim milk is also far less fattening due to a much more significant drop in both fat (especially saturated fat) and calories.
There's an infinite number of food myths and fads, that some people choose to live by, but really are easily contradicted. Google is your friend
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