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Monday, May 4, 2015

"Drink Your Milk" And Other Advice That May Be Bad For Your Health!

"Drink Your Milk" And Other Advice That May Be Bad For Your Health!
Most of us grew up with our mothers telling us to drink our milk. It was good advice because milk is full of nutrients and calcium necessary for building strong bones. But not all milk is the same. Some can actually be harmful to you.
According to Prevention magazine, there are about 8 different choices in what type of milk is best for you. Here are the pros and cons.
  • Cow's milk - pro: protein and bone-building calcium and vitamin D. Con: could contain added hormones (unless you get organic), which may interfere with your natural hormonal balance, cause weight gain and cause acne. Also bad for people who are lactose-intolerant.
  • Raw cow's milk - pro: retains more nutrients and beneficial bacteria than regular cow's milk. Con: because it is not pasteurized, it may also contain bacteria like Listeria and E. coli.
  • Almond milk - pro: low in calories, low in fat, vitamin D and calcium in fortified brands. Con: not much protein at all -- only 1 gram.
  • Hemp milk - pro: 2-3 grams of protein per cup, and omega-3 fatty acids. Con: taste is not very sweet and may take some getting used to.
  • Goat's milk - pro: 8 to 9 grams of protein per cup, 30% of your calcium needs, vitamin A, and lower in lactose than cow’s milk. Con: 170 calories and 10 grams of fat per cup.
  • Coconut milk - pro: naturally sweet and only 45 calories per cup. Con: most of the fat is saturated (unsaturated is better).
  • Rice milk - pro: great for digestive or food intolerances. Con: higher in carbohydrates and contains less than 1 gram of protein per serving.
  • Soy milk - pro: 7 grams of protein, just 80 calories, only 4 grams of fat, and almost no saturated fat, plus 2 grams of fiber. Con: soy contains isoflavones which has been linked to breast cancer.
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