A recent study shows that the more dairy products adults consume, the higher their percentage intake of calories from saturated fats. However, from another point of view, dairy products provide nutrients important both for young people and adults. The consumption of dairy products provides the body with proteins, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, В1, В2, В6, В12 and vitamins A, D and Е.
This is why, if you are physically fit and active, you ought not to worry about the saturated fatty acids you consume from dairy products. Even if you lead a more sedentary lifestyle or have other health issues, you can still get all the above nutrients from low-fat dairy products. By reducing your fat intake, the number of calories you consume from dairy products will decrease and you will avoid saturated fats and cholesterol without losing a large portion of the proteins, calciums and most of the other vitamins and minerals which you get from dairy products.