A man walks into a milk bar and asks for a "Bottle of milk thanks."
In response, the woman behind the counter obliges the man and asks, "Low fat, No fat, Full cream, High calcium, High protein, Soy ... Light, Skim, Omega 3, High calcium with Vitamin D and Folate or Extra dollop?"
Utterly confused and overwhelmed, the man replies, "Ahh, I just want milk that tastes like real milk."
Buying milk is a bit like that today, isnít it? What sort of milk do you drink and why?
I'm with you, jonaj. Just returned from a brief stay in Melbourne. Being a penny pincher, bought only light for my husband and I to share. Did I pay for it with stomach cramps after each use. Home now and back on the lac free with no problems.I think that proves that I have a lactose intolerance.
I drink both full cream as well asd reduced fat milk.
I used to drink lactose free however don't quite know why.
I have been told that the reduced fat does not have all the health properties that full cream does, so I alternate with them both as I need the calcium.
But it is a viscous circle as if you get calcium, it also is not good for high cholesterol -so, I cannot decide so alternate!.
That certainly seems like a catch-22. I drink full cream milk, but in moderation, and on the whole am not too worried about my cholesterol - certainly not as worried as health organisation say I should be.
Cow milk is for a calf.
Human milk is for babies.
With that said, I sometimes have boring old full cream dairy on my cereal. But I tend to avoid milk as a drink (I understand dairy is mixed into foods and I consume those foods).
I changed to Soy Milk about 3 years ago. The original formula had added fibre (6g), however it's equivalent in new packaging only contains 2g but still tastes lovely. Whilst I will still drink the occasional full fat or light white milk varieties, I find that soy milk gives me more feeling of fullness and a lovely nutty taste. I have tried rice and almond milks but find them too 'watery'...
I drink almond milk and my family drinks lactose-free milk.
I love the taste of full cream milk but the purer and richer it is, the faster it takes for me to have to run to the loo :( Wish it wasn't so.
full cream milk even if dieting. its a whole food and as many many doctors and medical experts have advised the population it is far better to drink or eat moderate amounts of whole foods than it is to fuss about with low or no this or that. A bit like the whole butter or margerine debate. if you are doing to have it at least have the whole food variety. its not bad for you only in unhealthy quantity which is where the focus should be
Never drink milk. Don't like the taste. Used to love Milo but now I'm GF can't have it anymore. Used to use milk in smoothies all the time but haven't done in ages. We use A2 in the house for use in cooking and stuff.
I drink low fat high fibre soy milk these days, have done so for about 5 years now. Although I still prefer my iced coffees and cappuccinos with everyday full fat milk (as it absorbs more vitamins), I prefer the soy in my museli. Drinking full fat milk used to give me a coating across my tongue which I didn't enjoy....
Marie, I used to buy UHT milk as well, but one of the girls on here told me that it's head-treated to the point that it loses all its nutrients. I don't buy it anymore, which is a shame really, because I used to buy it for the convenience too.
I did some research on nutritional loss due to heating. Yes, it appears there is some nutritional loss, perhaps as much as 10%. Different sources came up with different figures. As with so many things there are varying opinions.
Woolies 'Select' Full Cream Milk, 3litre.
I've a couple of Woolies UHT packs in 'fridge as 'back-up'!
I've always believed FCM is best for healthy, strong BONES.
Had Bone Density Test a few years' ago & radiographer(?) was very impressed by how 'dense' were my bones! Good, if I fall over hopefully won't break hip!
'normal' milk ONLY! That is, full cream milk. I crave milk in the morning like coffee drinkers crave their first cup. Cannot function without it. Not interested in watery skim milk - just doesn't taste right. Neither does UHT. And don't get me started on soy milk, OMG that stuff is GROSS! AND it shouldn't even be allowed to be called 'milk'! Liquid cardboard - I'm gagging just thinking about it. Ugh!
I just drink low fat milk because it is healthy and it is what my dietitian recommends. I do like soy milk and I used to drink it all the time. I only stopped because it was almost impossible to get soy in my drinks when out, in those days. Now, of course, it is everywhere. As to additives like vitamin D and calcium and the like, if you have a healthy diet, you don't need additives in your milk.
We use Devondale long life full cream milk as we really aren't milk drinkers or users. If we had to use the watery milk sold as "cows" milk, there wouldn't be any in our household. I've tried soy but as we use milk mainly in cooking, it tasted horrible.
My favourite cow's milk is unhomogenised full cream milk. It feels a lot more "real" than the homogenised stuff.
However I am not drinking dairy at the moment and I've found the best alternative is the blended of almond and coconut milk that comes in a tetra pack.
I find almond milk too watery and coconut too creamy, so this is a good compromise.
Cow's milk still tastes best though!