What kind of milk do you drink?
Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:23 PM
Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:34 AM
| Originally Posted by Christa |
Great thread! Growing up, I was allergic to cow's milk. So get this - my mom bought a goat & milked it! So I guess I grew up w/goats milk. When I got old enough to make my own decision, I chose not to drink milk at all. To this day cow's milk still makes me phlegmy. Also, the stark whiteness of it freaks me out.
I use vanilla flavored soy milk for my coffee & any cereal I eat. I've been using soy milk for like 10 years. However, I am also a cheese freak! Isn't that weird?
| Originally Posted by JackieB |
I read the same book. I try and buy soy milk or organic milk for the most part but sometimes my budget calls for a gallon of skim milk. Trying to eat everything natural or organic can get really expensive. I'm like you though I'm not willing to give up my cheese EVER!
| Originally Posted by BrittneyD |
I grew up with cow's milk. My family would drink 2 gallons a day. I also had stomach problems growing up. Turns out...dairy did not sit too well with me. I quit drinking cow's milk this year, and it has changed my life. I recently starting using Almond milk for my cereal. It is sweet, but very good. It's healthy for you too. I buy it at whole foods.
| Originally Posted by redwards |
I have heard that too many soy products are bad for you. I can't remember all the statistics off hand...but I've come across that in several of the articles I've read regarding what to eat/avoid while pregnant and while TTC.
Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:30 AM
Growing up, we only had good 'ole regular whole milk. I never liked milk.
As a young adult (20ish) I was somplace where they had skim milk and tried it. I don't think it's too bad. That is what I have always used for my cooking and such. I am still not much of a milk drinker. I too think it makes me phlemy.
The only time that I have ever really wanted milk is when I was pregnant. I CRAVED it. I would drink 2 32oz cups (more like guzzle them!) at work - 2 right in a row. And we only had whole milk there. Just the thought of drinking any whole milk totally grosses me out. I have no idea how I was able to do that. But, I craved milk a LOT when I was with child.
My daughter drinks skim milk now. (pediatrician recommended) However, after reading all of this, I am thinking of trying something different.
I would love if you all (with the research) would help me understand if she should get soy or rice milk. And - how do I make sure she is getting enough calcium?
And - on the juice in cereal - my mom does that when she runs out of milk. She did it once for my daughter (out of necessity - no milk) and now my daughter always wants OJ in her cheerios! Sounds gross to me though!
Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:51 AM
Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:27 AM
I haven't evaluated these sources thoroughly enough, but they seem to be in line with what I've read in health books:
The Truth about Soy and the Soy Industry Scientists versus the soy industry
Studies About Effects of Soy on Human Health
Welcome to Soy Online Service
Beware of the toxicity of soy products
Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:15 PM
Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:16 PM
Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:26 PM
| Originally Posted by Christa |
Great thread! Growing up, I was allergic to cow's milk. So get this - my mom bought a goat & milked it! So I guess I grew up w/goats milk.
Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:27 PM
After all, there was a day when cigarettes had no warnings, people used to paint their kid's bedrooms with led paint, etc. Someone who researched for a living found out there were risks and that's how we know. People are free to smoke in led rooms if they want, but some people may decide the risk isn't for them. I guess you go with science if it makes sense to you, or you go with what your family raised you to do because in 1925 grandma did it, and so on.
I agree with the common sense factor, which is why I am against drinking cow's milk whether it is skim or full fat. My family drinks it and more power to them, but common sense (to me) says I'm not a baby cow so why would I drink like one? But sometimes there is little in common about our senses, you know? To each their own