On today's episode of Live Lean TV, I'm breaking down the best milk alternative by comparing coconut milk vs. almond milk vs. soy milk vs. dairy milk.
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Coconut Milk vs. Almond Milk vs. Soy Milk vs. Dairy Milk:
So lets find out which type of milk should be in your fridge and which should be in the garbage.
Milk Option #1: Dairy Milk
As babies, most of us were raised on human breast milk. Then we grew into a toddler and were weened off, and in many cases, given milk from a cow, also known as dairy milk, as a milk replacement.
Why did I stop drinking dairy milk? Not only did I find I was lactose intolerant, but I also finally clued in to the idea that nature intended dairy milk to be consumed by calves, not humans. Think about it, doesn't it seem unnatural to drink milk from another mammal? Human beings are the only species that drinks milk from another mammal.
Serving size: 1 cup of 2% dairy milk:
Carbohydrates: 12g (12g of sugar)
Dairy milk conclusion:
Due to the high amount of sugar, the lactose, and the unnatural idea of drinking another species milk, this carton of dairy milk is going in the garbage.
Milk Option #2: Soy Milk
Soy is not a health product. If you ask farmers which 2-3 feed options are best to fatten up their animals, it's soy, grains, and corn.
Soy is a highly genetically modified food that is heavily sprayed with pesticides. It also contains phytoestrogens that mimic estrogen in the body, the same way as BPAs do. In other words, soy can really mess up the hormones for both men and women.
Serving size: 1 cup of unsweetened soy milk (Silk brand):
Carbohydrates: 4g (1g of sugar)
Soy milk conclusion:
Since soy is a highly genetically modified food that is highly sprayed with pesticides, soy milk is going in the garbage too.
Milk Option #3: Almond Milk
Serving size: 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (Blue Diamond brand):
Carbohydrates: 1g (0g of sugar)
This small amount of calories is primarily made up of 3.5 grams of fat, which is primarily from healthy monounsaturated fats. Almond milk is also soy free and lactose free which is a benefit.
Almond milk conclusion:
A decent milk option that is low in calories and a healthy source of fats. Almond milk is going back in the fridge.
Milk Option #4: Coconut Milk
Serving size: 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk (Silk brand from a carton):
Carbohydrates: 0g (0g of sugar)
The thing I like about coconut milk, is that it contains healthy, medium chained fatty acids. These medium chained fatty acids act as a great energy source as they are metabolized in the body as energy, rather than being stored as fat.
Coconut milk conclusion:
The main benefit of coconut milk is the healthy fats. Coconut milk is going back in the fridge.
Coconut Milk vs. Almond Milk vs. Soy Milk vs. Dairy Milk:
If I had to choose one out of all of these milk alternatives, I would go with coconut milk or almond milk.
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Here is what I did not hear you talk about. Yes I have seen the Jamie Oliver vid too and that was from sugared flavored milk and not ordinary stuff you find in the dairy section. You also did not talk about the sugar content in the other three. You need to watch out for those as they can contain almost if not even more sugar than what you are trying to avoid. There are better brands(I won't mention by name but I do buy one myself) if you just do your research.
+Live Lean TV I'm a wired vegetarian I don't eat meat and I don't drink milk ( but I eat cheese ) . I don't eat eggs or less I don't see them, so I fell in love with tofu through scrambled tofu n now i just love it , isn't it a good source of protein for vegetarian ?
YEAH,....Humans are the Only Species to utilize cow milk...is actually false info...Give Dogs or Cats or even a few other animals milk..they can’t get enough begging for more..I’ve never seen an Animal Milking a Cow..But if they could We would have a great SHORTAGE OF COW MILK.
What are you talking about? There are literally hundreds of videos right here on youtube showing mammals drinking milk from other species. Also, I wouldn't base my diet on what animals do. Dogs eat crap.
Cocunut milk is sweet and creamy, I wouldn’t drink it just as it is. I usually use coconut milk when cooking say rice, baked sweets, or oatmeal. It makes the most creamy delicious oatmeal ever! Almond milk I will use for like cereal. If you add it to cereal you won’t be able to distinguish the taste of it. I would not drink almond milk on its own either, cuz it taste too nutty to me. No matter if you get sweetened or not. And yea I personally don’t like the taste, so I don’t drink it on its own. I also use it for vegan Mac n cheese tho lol.
Something I’d like to add just because I used to love milk with cookies. I don’t like how the taste would be with almond or coconut milk is with cookies. So I opt all of that out, and instead eat my cookies with tea or coffee. Other than that drink water. I just wanted to cover the things I thought would be important for those that want to remove dairy from their diet. I initially wrote this as a reply to someone else but I think it could be helpful.
Is there any scientific reason besides the super-scientific reason of "its a little strange youre consuming milk that is not you or your mom" for not having dairy? I mean to me i dont care much for dairy milk. i can have it if i want to or i can live without it. im not lactose-intolerant so i can easily have it. i dont hate the taste, so again i can totally have milk. do i drink it regularly? no. do i want to? no. do i actively avoid it? also no. BUT... I know "its kind of strange to drink another mamal's milk" is the most scientific reasoning ever, even beyond mathematics, but i need all of you to do the impossible and push that reasoning a bit further and give me a super-scientific+ version of your reasoning why dairy milk should not be consumed. Literally every one has one reason to hate dairy milk and that is [in gay guy voice], "itss ssuper awkward... to drink another mamal's milk".
i mean the lack of seeing that nature, or in simple words, just because no other species does that, is not a reason for us. none of the species go to work either, should we stop having jobs? listen to how crazy and insane and just STUPID and shallow minded that sounds!
"you should not drink dairy milk because its strange"
that line is fucking shameful. i mean whomever says that should not call themselves intelligent being. We have a developed brain and thought process, capable of reasoning and empathy and logic. We can clear that fucking awful sentence with literally anything that doesnt sound like we have a sack of rocks in between our ears. almost all, dare to say actually all mamals dont walk on two feet. dont you think we should stop walking on our two feet? dont you think its kind of strange how we start crawling on all fours and then we start walking on two feet? we are the only species that does that. dont you think thats kind of strange? we should call up strange species associations and voice our concern. lets all jump on this intelligence-free, smarts-free band wagon and all go to idiot town where we hear things and keep repeating them because thats what we heard others say. yeah, lets promote that so we sound cool and up to date with the latest stupid order of words.
fucking bunch of idiots. im sorry for my kids and grand kids that are gonna have to live in this god awful under-educated society.
here is some words of blasphomy-by-your-kind's-thought-process, how about lets stop drinking dairy milk because it might contain more fat than we really need or willing to consume. or something that actually makes two cents of sense. something that an scholar would actually bother to even listen to. not that the topic of milk is even worth consideration in the first place.
animal milk is natural that God(Allah) provided us to drink. The only problem in usa is that
the animals are given hormones and other unnatural stuff, that is why its not good to drink or
even the meat is not natural to eat too much of it. :((((
people in the comments: you can drink cow's milk all you want, but to argue that we NEED to drink it is completely fallacious. there is absolutely NO biological need to have milk past the nursing stage of life. there is no counter-argument to that. milk is produced by any mammal specifically to nurse young, NEVER as a dietary supplement for adults. you don't need cow's milk! you never did! drink it if you want, but there's no reason to.
sorry brad, but i dont agree with you concerning dairy milk drinking because man has been drinking milk for thousands of years. animals like dogs ,cats and pigs drink milk when its available. in nature bats and othere animals drink milk from othere animals. the difference nowerdays is that shelf milk is highly toxic. its not raw and natural, but you can drink raw milk.
in the massive dairy industry in the u.s., cows are kept in stalls where
they can only move a few inches back and forth, there's no way, that
every sick cow is attended to immediately. so, the cow is milked and
unfortunately, that pus/blood/sickness is milked out and processed.never
mind, that soy has phytoestrogens as do oats, barley, sesame seeds,
donuts, multigrain breads, and hummus, to name a few foods, that contain
the real issue is cows milk ,and the female hormones people are sucking up. female cows must be kept pregnant a substantial amount of time, to produce milk. those hormones, that keep these cows pregnant
and lactating (giving milk) are female hormones, also passed on in the milk, that people consume. maybe, that is the cause of the man boobs, or MOOBS, that can be a source of embarrassment to many men.
saturated fat found in coconut milk, is not "healthy" fat. have you ever seen crisco? that's what coconut looks like in the "oil" form. it's solid. that solid, saturated fat, sticks to your arteries. reason on that. maybe, you've been coerced into believing, that the saturated fat in coconut milk is "good for you," but just look at that canister of coconut oil, and a tub of lard, and tell me, you can't reason, that it's going to block up your arteries. they're both solid.
hey! i'm not here to argue, who doesn't love ice cream, cheese on their pizza, chocolate milk? heck, chocolate, in general for that matter. however, when we take a closer look, at what we're putting into our mouths, and the side effects, that we may encounter, we might want to find substitutes, such as, the different milks, that brad is reviewing. despite my opinion. i give this video a thumbs up, for presentation, and conviction.
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I came from the land of coconut: Kerala . My mother never allowed any of us to drink coconut milk. It is added in desserts, curries etc. I have not seen a single Ayurvedic doctors-recommends drinking coconut milk. There is nothinglike cow's milk with the right nutrient for humans. This is only money making business. Do not fall for this.
Why do some people repeat the same false statement that only humans drink other animals milk? That is not true. My mom's cat loves cow milk. Also puppies, rabbits drink it too. I have seen snakes licking like crazy goat milk spilled on the ground or even bitting the tits of a female donkey and a goat to suck the milk. I even remember a video on the internet with some african woman breastfeeding a puppy. Sorry, but when you start your video with such a joke-argument then dont expect to be taken seriously.
You don't drink milk from another species, but you eat their flesh..? Their meat that is causing so much environmental destruction to our planet, causing so much health issues and so much suffering to the animals... Try and watch the documentaries Forks over Knives, Conspiracy and Earthlings for a better picture.. :)
Eating meat of another animal is perfectly natural. Tons of specials eat other animals. Sorry that life is a bit scary for you but it's the fact of life. Eating animals is also healthy to the environment, prevents over population. Which causes diseases and death.
Here is my dilemma, heart issues seem to run in my family, therefore I am trying to look for heart healthy alternatives. You say coconut oil, however it is high in cholesterol which is a huge no no for especially someone who has heart issues. So would extra virgin olive oil be the best choice for me to use for cooking??? I am currently in medical school and love applying what I am learning.
hi everyone ,if anyone else is searching for the coconut oil miracle try Niposcu Coconut Oil Adviser ( search on google ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my buddy got cool success with it.
Sorry but you couldn't be more wrong about cow milk just for one reason: the fact that cows produce milk all the time! Not just while they are feeding their babys! This is a huge point! So asking " why would I drink milk that a cow produces to feed the newborn " is not just wrong. It's a thinking mistake. Don't say it again please
I'm so tired of people using the "We are the only mammal / species to do it." FYI we are the only species to do a lot of things, if you want to be a less intelligent species be my guest, otherwise adopt the scientific method before you speak out of your ass.
The real deal:
Cow Milk = Drank gallon a day for years. 1ft taller than everyone in my family. Builds muscle like crazy.
Soy Milk = Never drink it unless you want gyno.
Almond Milk = Started using it for protein shakes. Does not foam and bubble like Cow Milk when using industrial blender.
Coconut Milk = No. Yeah fat stores as energy, maybe. For most people it will just be added to your gut.
All have purposes but Cow Milk for muscles and Almond Milk for smoothies where you don't want a ton of foam. Silky taste.
Here''s my proof
milk causes feminizing effects and acne- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19496976
Soy has zero effects on testosterone- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19524224
Soy has never been observed to have feminizing effects in men http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(10)00368-7/abstract
Fiber reduces estrogen and increases testosterone https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3628202
LOL it's funny because milk literally has several times more estrogen than soy. You'd literally need to eat over a dozen servings of soy isolates to even have a detectable amount, and even then there isn't any proof that it acts the same as real estrogen. unlike the mammalian estrogen found in cows milk that take effect in literally minutes.
Not to mention soy products are generally consumed with high fiber, which helps reduce and excrete estrogen from the body.
The reason I don't drink almond milk is nuts like almonds have been linked to cause inflammation in the body, coconut milk does not. But coconut milk as a lot of saturated fat. I have noticed weight gain since switching to coconut milk.
What a bunch of crap. Milk is pasteurised to destroy bacteria that can cause diseases in humans. Bacteria that can cause brucellosis, tuberculosis and a lot more. Not to mention the E.coli and salmonella contamination. I can't believe you have so many subscribers. These were steps taken to IMPROVE quality of life. Read up before vomiting useless information.
+Stephen C That's not true. Read up on Mycobacterium bovis, aka bovine tuberculosis. Thats exactly how humans get infected. It's the cow that harbours the bacteria, and it's present even in the freshest milk possible if the cattle is infected.
awesome! I been drinking coconut milk for a while and now that I hear this. it makes me feel awesome lol. one thing about the water though. even though it's healthy, it's has all kinds of chemicals, it's low on alkaline which leads to bone cancer etc over time, so the best option it's to buy a good filtration system that filters water to an average of 7.0 alkaline or find out what water bottles meet those requirements.
I just bought organic coconut milk for the first time but on the ingredients it says it contains xanthan gum, selenium, between other things I don't recognize. Are these things even good for the body?? Please advise!!! I really enjoy your videos!! ;)
+Tru blood we have been drinking cow's milk for thousands of years... The only new brainwashing trend that were following now is veganism... The answer to every thing in the world's (including diets) is modesty. The only argument that someone can bring for veganism is the mortality argument. Have a nice day I'll give you a cookie too. 🍪. Enjoy :)
Trying to imply that because humans drive cars, it's normal to drink Milk from another animal. Lol did you know humans can be brainwashed and convinced to do things which might not be in their interest? Idiot.
How about this y'all! The next time you make a decision in your life, make sure it's your own! If you WANT to get a second opinion on health benefits or what's bad for you, then do that! If you don't, that's fine too! You only get one life so live it how you see fit. As long as you're not some sociopathic mass murderer that gets his/her thrills hearing the screams of innocent people as you rip up their insides with your bare hands and feed it to your pet cat Dutchess, then you're cool in my book.
And always remember, just because you made a decision in your life, doesn't mean you should convince everybody else to do the same. Happy hunting fuckers.
Thanks for the info. I think you explained your reasoning very good. My husband and I have been living a horrible lifestyle and we are making changes. I do want to add though that if necessary other mammals will feed off another that's is not the same species. Also we bought coconut milk and a plus to it is its very sweet. Helps curve off sugar cravings.
the ignorance and arrogance in the comments are ridiculous. Why can we not respect other individuals choices? Do not bitch about it, like milk? okay. Prefer a healthier & less processed alternative? okay. Everyone is entitled to their own choice. Do not force your choice. Do your Research, and know what you put in your body. Not just with milk but everything. You have one body, take care of it.
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