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March 27th, 2012 07:01 PM
So, I've been a slim milk drinker for years... 1% is about the heaviest I can do. Not that I drink alot of milk, but I keep hearing lil things about the lack of calcium in skim... And Im definitely at the point where calcium is prolly important. Whats best? Is soy milk good? Does it have calcium? Halp.
Also, this is prolly the lamest thread I've ever started. :-/
March 27th, 2012 07:05 PM
I know Silk almond milk advertises it has more calcium than milk.
March 27th, 2012 07:10 PM
For what it's worth, my wife says she doesn't care for the taste soy milk except for the soy chocolate milk.
March 27th, 2012 07:13 PM
I've heard the vanilla soy milk is good in cereal.
March 27th, 2012 07:15 PM
Vanilla almond milk in cereal is good.
The munchkin likes the chocolate almond milk.
March 27th, 2012 07:46 PM
There's almond milk AND soy? Have you had goat milk? That sounds kinda eh.
March 27th, 2012 08:05 PM
Other sources of calcium:
How do you get enough from foods?
An abundant source of this mineral in the American diet is dairy products - two glasses of milk per day provide 1,000-1,200 mg. If you choose to get your calcium via dairy products - and this is not essential, as there are many other sources - make sure you use only hormone-free, organic dairy products to reduce your exposure to the antibiotics and hormones found in many dairy products. Non-dairy foods rich in calcium include: greens such as collards, mustard, kale, and bok choy; canned salmon (with bones) and sardines; tofu that has been coagulated with a calcium compound; calcium-fortified soy milk, fruit juice and cereals; blackstrap molasses; and broccoli.
March 27th, 2012 08:16 PM
Yes and Silk makes both.
I've had goat cheese but not milk. Goat cheese is tasty.
March 27th, 2012 08:23 PM
March 27th, 2012 08:38 PM
Silk dark chocolate almond milk I drink a glass as a snack or silk light soy milk if you can handle it ...not for everyone both have the calcium you need
I dont drink cow milk because my tummy no does like it .. I buy Borden protein plus and horizon organic 2% for the tiny dictator
March 27th, 2012 09:01 PM
I have never been a milk drinker. I do love Greek yogurt, cheese and eat lots of broccoli. Just for calcium insurance I eat Viactive (sp?) tastes like chewy chocolate candy and only 20 calories each.
March 28th, 2012 05:40 AM
I drink skim milk like it is going out of style.
How about calcium supplements?
March 28th, 2012 06:18 AM
I loves me some yogurt & string cheese. Imma try Ad's dark choc milk & I guess start looking at supplements. My sister is 5 years older than me & is already bugging me about things like osteoporosis & mammograms. Bleh. How did we get so old?
March 28th, 2012 07:53 AM
My wife and I drink around a gallon a week and switch between skim and 1%. It used to be strictly skim, but I've read things about fattier milk being better for you and "skim" which is an ingredient may not be good for you. Whenever possible, I get 1%.
March 28th, 2012 08:52 AM
My wife loves their vanilla almond milk.
I've never been much of a milk drinker, but you can still get your calcium from things such as yogurt, almonds, orange juice or veggies like kale and broccoli.
March 28th, 2012 10:09 AM
March 28th, 2012 12:33 PM
We are the ONLY mammals that drink milk after 12 months of age.. If I drink it, I drink Horizon Organic milk.... plus the expiration dates is like a two months out. Last forever..
March 28th, 2012 02:26 PM
For me the Silk Almond and Soy can be a little much. I don't know why that is because i really like both of them, but I do drink both. I've got into the habbit of mixing one or the other with my organic milk, about half and half.......get the best of both I suppose.
March 28th, 2012 05:16 PM
That is why I minimize dairy consumption. It just aint natural. I'll eat cheese occasionally, but I abhor the idea of drinking milk.
March 28th, 2012 08:54 PM
My stepson has a **** goat that he milks and sells the milk.
March 28th, 2012 09:03 PM
Don't forget to add vitamin D as its essential for calcium absorption.
March 28th, 2012 11:26 PM
March 29th, 2012 06:38 AM
My Dr. said that recent studies show we need to get our calcium through diet. Something about it not being as good for us when taken in pill form.
March 29th, 2012 07:04 AM
Read the article posted by 2013...!!!
March 29th, 2012 01:48 PM
Also take a look at this piece, discussing the possibility of high dairy consumption increasing the risk of prostate, testicular, and ovarian cancers.
March 29th, 2012 06:13 PM
I drink quite a bit of milk with protein powder--I can't stand milk plain.
March 31st, 2012 01:33 PM
Lift big, Eat big, Sleep big = Get big
I love milk. When i was really lifting hard i would drink 3-4 gallons a week, now since i can't lift like that now i drink maybe 1 & 1/2? Sucks getting old!!!
April 1st, 2012 09:26 PM
you might try coconut milk. I've seen it in the chilled section at stores in 1/2 gallon size. it's a pretty neutral flavor and has plenty of calcium.
plenty of studies show that health benefits from dairy milk are nil after pasteurization and homogenization. the same might be said of all other processed "milks" too. however, they probably don't have the negatives that dairy has.
April 1st, 2012 10:04 PM
Soy milk doesn't taste very good on its own unless you're willing to invest the time to get used to it. I do still miss milk...
As stated above, a lot of people prefer vanilla soy milk in their cereal. When I stopped drinking milk I tried it, but found it waaaay too sweet, so I have the plain kind in mine. After I got used to soy instead of regular milk, it tastes fine now.
However I still can't drink it on its own; I probably could if I wanted to invest the time to get used to the taste on its own.
My mom does drink it on its own, but she mixes hers with a little bit of the soy chocolate milk and loves it.
I try to have foods with higher calcium in them to help make up for the dairy I don't have anymore.
April 1st, 2012 10:19 PM
I'm pretty sure coconut milk still has milk in it.
April 1st, 2012 11:56 PM
you can see ingredients there
April 2nd, 2012 09:25 AM
Got it. I got it mixed up with coconut cream.
April 2nd, 2012 01:45 PM
April 2nd, 2012 02:04 PM
Sorry, I'm not lactating.
April 2nd, 2012 08:23 PM
Silk Soy milk, both the Vanilla and the plain type have more calcium than traditional milk. Not sure which variety they are comparing to.
Originally Posted by Jenn and tonic
Very Vanilla and Vanilla versions of Silk can be overly sweet, I admit that. But in Cereal one can mix the plain with the Vanilla and get a balance they can tolerate.
Silk will last a LONG time in the fridge, but you absolutely cannot let it get warm because it will solidify.
If you're concerned about getting your calcium from Traditional Cow's milk you should look into the studies. There are many that will tell you that it's counter-active for promotion of Bone density from milk calcium. I'm not going to claim that it's absolute fact, you'll have to research and decide that for yourself.
There is a ton of Calcium in Vegetables and other foods (http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articl...n-calcium.html)
Also check out BlackStrap Mollasses. It is high in Calcium and has a ton of other beneficial minerals.
April 2nd, 2012 08:23 PM
yeah, it has COCONUT milk in it.
April 2nd, 2012 10:42 PM
I can drink both coconut and almond milk...soy is a cereal only one for me.
April 3rd, 2012 09:06 AM
So there's a coconut titty?
April 3rd, 2012 02:08 PM
Coconuts are mammals. Can't believe you didn't know this.
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April 3rd, 2012 02:52 PM
i put milk on my cereal....braums milk...
i don't drink much otherwise...
but i do like my cheese and ice cream and sour cream etc
April 4th, 2012 06:29 PM
2. any whitish milklike substance, e.g., coconut milk or plant latex.
If you want it to have a titty, then go ahead and give it one.
April 4th, 2012 08:25 PM
But there is no soy titty. That I know for sure. **** soy juice...
April 5th, 2012 07:45 PM
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December 29th, 2012 04:53 PM
So I recently made the switch to cow-free milk. Since I was a kid I've poorly tolerated cow's milk so I've just avoided it for 20 years.
I debated between rice, flax, and almond. I usually only use milk in cereal so taste wasn't as much of an issue.
Rice milk: the best of the best for flavor. No protein, really high in carbs.
Almond milk: low protein, lots of flavors and available in normal grocery stores. No protein, 2g of carbs/cup.
And the winner was flax. Now I don't think most people would want to sit down and drink a glass of flax milk, it definitely tastes like flax (I haven't tried the vanilla or sweetened versions yet, vanilla is 60 cals/cup, sweetened is 50 cals/cup). But the unsweetened version has 1g of carbs and 1,200 mg of omega-3s per cup and only 25 calories. Since I'm allergic to fish I don't get any omega-3s. Also has lots of calcium. Downside is it'll probably be pretty hard to find, will likely need to go to an organic market or co-op.
Question: Has anyone tried hemp milk? I'm thinking of ordering some from amazon (apparently it's OK non-refrigerated) but I can't find any locally
December 29th, 2012 05:50 PM
And that's saying something because you've started lots of lame threads!
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December 29th, 2012 05:58 PM
December 29th, 2012 06:01 PM
Indeed, I have.
I used to work with a family who raised goats, & about once a month they has me try queso or cream cheese or cheese or some other yummy made with goats milk. Pretty tasty, tho I've never had the actual milk.
December 29th, 2012 06:06 PM
Prolly need to be restrained.
December 31st, 2012 01:36 PM
Really, I have dogs and cats that won't let milk last 5 seconds if I give them some.
My pit loves it especially. She tells me she drinks it to keep her teath healthy for biting.
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December 31st, 2012 01:53 PM
My dog loves milk too, but I read somewhere that cow's milk is really not that good for dogs & cats because their little bodies aren't capable of really processing all of the fat, etc in it... Their bodies are made for processing the milk of their own species, but they drink cows milk bc it tastes similar.