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Milk and the alternatives for the safest protein consumption!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 18, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Does anyone out there actually know the real truth about milk? Which is the best, Cows milk, Goats Milk, or all the other alternatives like Soya, Almond milk. So many conflicting reports on this subject. Also I need to consume good quality/safe protein as I cycle everyday and weight train a few times a week.

Hope someone can help here.

Chris

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on August 18, 2012
at 11:09 AM

I did not know that goat milk did not have casein! Does that mean goat milk kefir is virtually casein- and lactose-free (because of the fermentation process)?

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on August 18, 2012
at 10:29 AM

I agree on meat/fish being the best source of protein. Excellent answer.

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at 10:29 AM

Agree - great answer.

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on August 18, 2012
at 07:21 AM

There are a lot of discussions here about milk. Search is your friend. ;-)

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on August 18, 2012
at 08:29 AM

Almond milk is not really high in anything except calcium. Its not a great energy source, although it is a good milk alternative taste wise and as a calcium source. Better when its homemade because commercial ones come with weird additives (its v easy to make)

The two issues with cows milk are casien and lactose. If lactose isnt your freind, you can do hard traditionally ages cheeses - parmesan, aged cheddar. Also perhaps feta. Cottage cheese etc has some lactose, so if lactose isnt your freind, you may or may not tolerant that.

Lactose free milk etc is high in galactose, which some people also have intolerances to. Fortunately the cheddar and parmesan dont have alot of galactose either.

Goats milk doesnt have casien. So if casein isnt your freind, but lactose is (goats milk has lactose), then you can go with goats milk. If casien isnt your freind and lactose isnt either, and your determined to eat dairy, youll have to find some goats milk cheddar, or perhaps the more common feta might work.

If neither casien nor lactose, nor galactose gives you any problems whatsoever, then you can probably just go the raw milk/full fat greek yogurt etc. I am not familiar with the whole raw milk angle, but I recall some very reasonable sounding arguments that raw is better than standard shrugs

Soy is a legume, and its one of the more toxic ones. Unlike some of the paleo theories, theres some pretty good evidence that soy is really bad for you. I would avoid that personally.

Im going to suggest meat/fish etc is the best source of protein, although some kind of milk may work for you, if your genes are such that you can handle it well. Best way to figure that out is trial and error.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 18, 2012
at 10:29 AM

I agree on meat/fish being the best source of protein. Excellent answer.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on August 18, 2012
at 11:09 AM

I did not know that goat milk did not have casein! Does that mean goat milk kefir is virtually casein- and lactose-free (because of the fermentation process)?

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on August 18, 2012
at 08:04 AM

Your tolerance of lactose would determine ingesting cows milk or not - of all the variations of paleo/primal there are many who can tolerate it so favour cows milk instead of other variants.

From what I know, steer well clear of soya milk and any soya products! That's the general jist I've been told.

Other than that I drink Almond Milk but it's only for coffees and cooking I wouldn't say it was a staple protein intake for me - you're better off upping the meats/fish and using milks as an accessory not a staple. At least, that's what I do!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 18, 2012
at 10:29 AM

Agree - great answer.

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