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May 18, 2012 8:25 AM
i drink skim, soy, almond and rice milk.....i like chocoalte soy and DEF choc almond....the soy vanilla is really good in cerial. Oh and chocolate rice milk is really good too, great for fixing your chocoalte cravings that may come once a month
May 18, 2012 8:26 AM
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My dad recently started drinking SILK instead of his normal Skim Milk... after trying one of his flavored Silks (almond dark chocolate) I must say that it is pretty good! And we are a HUGE milk drinking family... but I wondered... what is the real benefits to switching to Soy Milk? And how many of you are Pro Silk and how many are pro Skim Milk (flavored or not)? THANKS!!


I never drink any milk straight, but I have a homemade chai latte every morning. I like the taste of silk better and it's fewer calories. I switched initially, though, because I am developing lactose intolerance, one dairy product at a time. :-(

A lot of people will tell you almond milk is better than soy, but soy has far more protein and even more potassium than almond, so I stick with soy.
May 18, 2012 8:26 AM
I switched to Silk Almond Milk - only because i can't have regular milk (lactose intolerant), and soy does the same thing as regular milk (so i am thinking i am allergic to soy)...But I love Almond milk, its so tasty. I drink dark chocolate almond milk for my post workout drink. drinker drinker
May 18, 2012 8:26 AM
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Ever since reading Skinny B***tch I couldn't imagine why I, as an adult, was drinking the milk of another animal, ment for their babies. Since thinking about it that way I am too grossed out by cows milk. I like Rice Dream, almond milk and flavored soy milk is delicious.


same! you wouldn't feel a calf human breast milk so why do i drink cow milk? yuck.


You wouldn't feed a calf ground beef, either. Or chicken or bacon. Or even an egg.
Edited by rml_16 On May 18, 2012 8:27 AM
May 18, 2012 8:27 AM
For my Ceral I use Almond Milk. For the other stuff I use Skim Milk.
May 18, 2012 8:29 AM
It's not a competition between the two where you need to pick one or the other. They are different products with different macros. Either one can fit into most anybody's day, depending on how you plan your day out.
May 18, 2012 8:29 AM
I really enjoy almond milk. Yum!!
  2542241
May 18, 2012 8:32 AM
Many people worry about the affect that soy milk has on our hormone levels. I would think that the massive amount of hormones and steroids they inject into dairy cows to make them produce more milk also has an affect on our hormone levels.
I'll drink soy milk over cows milk but on a regular basis almond milk, rice milk or coconut milk are probably better for you than soy milk.
May 18, 2012 8:35 AM
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I personally like coconut milk and almond milk.

I'm lactose intolerant,so I don't care much for milk. I'll drink soy milk at Starbucks but that's about it. Too much soy has health concerns linked to it as far as phytoestrogens and poor protein absorption (before anyone attacks this statement -- pay attention to the word "concerns").


^ This.

I'm lactose-intolerant as well and instead of jumping to soy milk (other than when at Starbucks) we drink lactose-free milk, which is still dairy.

Almond and coconut milk are "healthier" if you're concerned about too much soy milk.
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May 18, 2012 8:44 AM
I drink organic skim milk. I don't know the benefits, but it is pretty low in calories and it tastes better to me. My fiance drinks organic vanilla soy milk. I buy organic because it lasts longer than non organic so it doesn't spoil before I finish it, he gets organic because it's better to eat/drink organic soy products. He likes the taste better and dairy bothers his stomach. I can't drink his milk because I can't get over the taste enough to really even give it a try.
  7496466
May 18, 2012 8:59 AM
I purchase my milk from a local dairy, the cows there aren't given "extra" hormones to produce more. It's a small'ish family owned-dairy.

I've had goat's milk, almond, soy, etc....The milk I buy now has a better flavor than the rest.

To each their own, if it fits into your daily calories/etc...than do what's right for you. :)
May 18, 2012 9:26 AM
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http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/soys-negative-effects

For any guys drinking or use soy for a protein. Just an FYI
http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/about-soy-masculine-traits-affected-eating-soy
  22098416
May 18, 2012 9:27 AM
I'm lactose intolerant, so I avoid milk anyway, but there's also some evidence that the casein in cow's milk promotes tumor growth in humans. Since both my parents died of cancer, I don't drink milk and try to eat a vegan diet.
  8487736
May 18, 2012 9:32 AM
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http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/soys-negative-effects

For any guys drinking or use soy for a protein. Just an FYI


I had a friend who developed those same symptoms. His Dr. said it came from eating too much factory raised, hormone-soaked chicken. He stopped eating it and his booblets went away.
  8487736
May 18, 2012 9:38 AM
Soy in just about all forms is utter and complete garbage. It HAS been shown to increase estrogen levels in men, especailly those that are developing (young boys). It also is a known problem for people with thyroid conditions, PCOS and Insulin Resistance.

If you are going to drink milk you are much better off drinking almond, coconut or FULL FAT dairy. Drinking skim milk seems very counter productive, as they take out all the good parts of the milk and leave all the garbage, plus it tastes horrible compared to whole milk. Sugars are also added to skim milks to make up for the lack of flavor from fat. In the grand scheme of things, there really isn't that much of a calorie savings (as if calories even really matter) between whole and skim milk, and with more nourishing fat and less sugar seems like whole is the way to go for dairy.

I personally don't use any milk except almond or coconut on rare occasions when a recipe calls for it.
  4724989
May 18, 2012 9:46 AM
Soy is not garbage, and does not raise estrogen levels in men, and has positive benefits on diabetes and insulin resistance.
  8487736
May 18, 2012 10:00 AM
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Soy in just about all forms is utter and complete garbage. It HAS been shown to increase estrogen levels in men, especailly those that are developing (young boys). It also is a known problem for people with thyroid conditions, PCOS and Insulin Resistance.

If you are going to drink milk you are much better off drinking almond, coconut or FULL FAT dairy. Drinking skim milk seems very counter productive, as they take out all the good parts of the milk and leave all the garbage, plus it tastes horrible compared to whole milk. Sugars are also added to skim milks to make up for the lack of flavor from fat. In the grand scheme of things, there really isn't that much of a calorie savings (as if calories even really matter) between whole and skim milk, and with more nourishing fat and less sugar seems like whole is the way to go for dairy.

I personally don't use any milk except almond or coconut on rare occasions when a recipe calls for it.
I don't even like the taste of 2% milk, I'd give up milk before I'd switch from skim to whole! yuck!
  7496466
May 18, 2012 10:08 AM
To each their own I suppose, I like heavy cream (40% fat) and whole milk much better. At first it takes some getting used to as it has a thicker texture to it, but it is SO much better tasting than skim. It's hard to change taste however if you're raised on something as well. I was raised on 2% milk and when my mom would occasionally buy skim it was like a slap in the face. When you're used to drinking flavorless milk I suppose good milk can be overpowering.
  4724989
May 18, 2012 10:11 AM
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To each their own I suppose, I like heavy cream (40% fat) and whole milk much better. At first it takes some getting used to as it has a thicker texture to it, but it is SO much better tasting than skim. It's hard to change taste however if you're raised on something as well. I was raised on 2% milk and when my mom would occasionally buy skim it was like a slap in the face. When you're used to drinking flavorless milk I suppose good milk can be overpowering.
I drank 2% for practically my entire life. I didn't mind it in cereal but otherwise I was never a big fan. I switched to skim on my own when I moved out and I prefer it. It's most likely because I am not a big fan of the taste of milk, and skim has less of that taste.
  7496466
May 18, 2012 10:12 AM
I like to use both for different things. I like vanilla soy for smoothies and baking, because it gives an extra bit of sweetness. otherwise, for cereal or plain drinking I LOVE my WHOLE dairy milk and i can tolerate skim milk. It just depends on what fits my calories that day, I keep several types of milk in the fridge.
May 18, 2012 10:13 AM
Since doing MFP, I have switched to unsweetened almond milk instead of 1% milk. I like the taste and drink a lot of milk, so any way I can save on calories, cholesterol, etc. is a big help.
May 18, 2012 10:13 AM
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My dad recently started drinking SILK instead of his normal Skim Milk... after trying one of his flavored Silks (almond dark chocolate) I must say that it is pretty good! And we are a HUGE milk drinking family... but I wondered... what is the real benefits to switching to Soy Milk? And how many of you are Pro Silk and how many are pro Skim Milk (flavored or not)? THANKS!!


Cholesterol is one of the reasons some people switch to Soy...Soy is higher in Vitamin E.

I personally would not recommnend a MAN drinking and eating high quantity of Soy...lowers testosterone levels...true story...I met a dude who devloped man boobs from a high soy diet...

I drink soy, almond, and skim milk...I mix it up.
Edited by Mercenary1914 On May 18, 2012 10:18 AM
May 18, 2012 10:13 AM
I drink soy milk because I found out while breastfeeding that my daughter couldn't digest cows milk. So I've been drinking soy since she was a baby. Now that she's five, I still drink it. I can't even stand the smell or texture of cows milk. Plus, soy has more calcium and isn't that the reason they've pushed cows milk on us forever?
  3289437
May 18, 2012 10:16 AM
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http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/soys-negative-effects

For any guys drinking or use soy for a protein. Just an FYI
http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/about-soy-masculine-traits-affected-eating-soy



that last link is a lie...I have read in men's fitness article of a war veteran who developed man boobs from soy..AND I have a friend who works out at my gym who developed man boobs from soy...He got very depressed and had to change up his diet.
May 18, 2012 10:16 AM
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To each their own I suppose, I like heavy cream (40% fat) and whole milk much better. At first it takes some getting used to as it has a thicker texture to it, but it is SO much better tasting than skim. It's hard to change taste however if you're raised on something as well. I was raised on 2% milk and when my mom would occasionally buy skim it was like a slap in the face. When you're used to drinking flavorless milk I suppose good milk can be overpowering.


I drink whole milk growing up (I'm rather old and honestly had never heard of skim milk as a child). When I finally tasted skim milk was the first time I can honestly say I liked milk. I hated the creaminess of whole, even though that was all I'd ever tasted. I can't imagine drinking cream. Just the thought makes me cringe.

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