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Type 2 Milk

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by pinky_69, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Really, milk is full of lactose, which is a sugar. It therefore has the same effect on blood sugar. I would switch to a low or zero carb alternative.
     
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  2. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I use unsweetened almound milk.... almost no carbs at all. 1.5gs per cup full.

    Depends on what you want to use it for, in tea or coffee it probably would taste like a cup of yuck, but on it's own with some stevia to sweeten and sugar free chocolate powder or cocao, it tastes pretty good to me as a low carb shake.
     
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  3. finsit

    finsit Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree that lactose free Alpro has lowest carbs in the market about 2.6 gm/100. I use that and single cream. However, minding my LDL (that Im still not sure being high is good or bad) i am thinking of ditching cream and using only the alpro full fat lacto free milk. My question @bulkbiker is can i use like 100 ml in a cup 3-4 times a day. How much you guys can use without affecting your BG, anyone tried it on CGM or any data that i can look particularly on the milk ?
     
  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Its not milk... but I suggest you try it and see..

    I have zero interest in putting a fake plant based drink in my body.

    Or do you mean Arla lactofree milk?

    In that case I've virtually stopped using that and go for double cream in everything these days.
     
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  5. Zeddedhed

    Zeddedhed · Active Member

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    I drink the Area Lactofree full fat and I've not noticed any spiking or other significant changes in BG. I take it in tea and coffee, along with the occasional monster swig at the fridge door.
     
  6. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Almond "juice" tends to have around 2% almonds - what!

    For me a big scam, like the rest of the faux food.
     
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  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Why ? are you afraid of fat in your diet?
     
  8. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    500ml of milk has about 25g of carbohydrate. For many people that would be a significant part of their daily total.
     
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  9. finsit

    finsit Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. yes i meant Arla lacto free as it has 2.6 gm carbs per 100 ml. I am just trying to reduce dairy fats as much as i could.
     
  10. jonathan183

    jonathan183 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Switched from semi-skimmed to full fat milk ... I think the body is probably better able to cope with the combination of sugar and fat rather than sugar alone. Later I switched to double cream in coffee and have not had milk since :) The only thing I find is I need to leave the water to cool a bit more for cream than I used to for milk.
     
  11. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    The bulk of cholesterol is made by our own body, what we consume is just a small percentage. (Hence my having somewhere between 2 to 4 eggs a day is not a problem. ;) With bacon. And ham.) Did you get all your numbers and the ratio and whatnot? Or just total cholesterol?
     
  12. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Relatively pointless exercise as your body makes its own cholesterol and will regulate it to the level it wants.
    Also cholesterol levels are extremely dynamic so a reading from 2 weeks ago is fairly meaningless.
    Did you have a full lipid panel or just a "total cholesterol level"?
     
  13. Tannith

    Tannith · BANNED

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    semi skimmed
     
  14. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use unsweetened almond milk and Alpro UHT soya cream.
     
  15. Babble

    Babble Type 2 · Member

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    I like milky Tea and Full Fat cows milk has no affect on my blood sugars, that makes a change!
     
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  16. mansingh01

    mansingh01 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use unsweetened soya milk in tea and coffee - zero carbs
     
  17. PaulAshby

    PaulAshby Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    PaulAshby Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen the hell that cow's and their calf's go through so you can throw 3/4 of the milk away?
     
  19. LAR

    LAR Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  20. MillieRose

    MillieRose · Newbie

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    I stick with unsweetened soya milk for the most part (I'm intolerant to cows milk, lactofree doesn't help in my case cause it's not the lactose that's the problem with me), although I will also use almond milk for some recipies. I've heard conflcting advice on whats best for blood sugar control though.
     
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