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#1 Old 10-17-2009, 07:46 PM
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I was "stumbling" (for those of you who don't know what Stumble is: www.stumbleupon.com) and came across this great article and just thought I would share, enjoy!



http://www.latimes.com/features/heal...524,full.story
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Oh very interesting, thank you.

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PORING OVER FACTS ABOUT MILKS



By Elena Conis >>>

October 19, 2009



Full-fat, low-fat or skim? Used to be, there weren't many choices to make over what to pour on your cereal. But the number of alternatives to cow's milk -- soy, goat's, hemp milk, more -- has steadily grown.



Each has its fans: those who swear by goat's milk's creamy texture or who love almond milk's subtle, nutty flavor. But when it comes to nutrition, there's no clear winner.



Cow's milk is a good source of protein but can be high in saturated fats. Hemp milk offers little protein but is rich in certain essential fatty acids. For some, an allergy is the main concern when choosing milk. For others, digestibility drives the decision. "There are dozens of differences in all of these milks," says Alexandra Kazaks, professor of nutrition at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Wash.



I thought this was worth posting. This article compares the nutritional data of cow's milk, goat's milk, rice milk, hemp milk, almond milk and soy milk. It's not quite as biased toward's cow's milk as I thought it would be, as the author does mention the "controversy" over whether cow's milk is as healthy as it's supposed to be. Still, unless I missed something, there's no mention of the fact that some plant milks come in fortified versions, which will boost their nutritional value.



Full article: http://www.latimes.com/features/heal...0,671477.story



ETA: The graph comparing the data was on a separate web page. Here it is: http://www.latimes.com/features/heal...799332.graphic

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#4 Old 10-19-2009, 12:51 PM
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thats a really nice piece- i think it'd be really helpful for a lot of people who were new to alternative milks.
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That's one of the reasons I posted it.

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We already have a thread about it. https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=111633



It is a very interesting article.

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Interesting article! Thanks for the link! I posted it on my facebook.
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thanks for posting the article and the graph, amy.



definitely something i can pass on to friends/family to read.
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Please see link to other thread.

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Please see link to other thread.



Nah, I merged the two.

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