Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Which is best: cow milk, goat milk, soy milk, oat milk..etc..

Good day all,
I'm currently on Day 3 of my master cleanse and have to say that day 2 was HARD. I have a feeling Day 3 will not be any better, i'm thinking of reducing the cleanse to 5 days though, we will see.
 Ok so i've been doing loads of research on the best foods for my body. I was researching milk and milk alternatives and came across this useful information that i wanted to document and share.

So which milk is best? And which do you drink?

Cow milk:

Cow milk is white opaque liquid which is rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins. Compared to sheep or goat milk, cow milk is better in uniformity, balance, thickness, richness and butterfat.
  • Nutrition value:
    • The cow milk is very rich in iodine and also contain small amount of Potassium in it. It contains minerals such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Protein, Tryptophan as well as Vitamins such as Vitamin D, B12 & B2 in good amount and Vitamins K & A in small amount. In 100g of Cow milk there are 56 calories and calories from fat are 17.
  • Benefits of cow milk:
    • It prevents bone disease called rickets.
    • It also gives protection from thyroid.
    • It also improves the immune system.
    • Consuming cow milk with broccoli and egg is regarded as balanced food.
    • It is beneficial for healthy bones, dental health and obesity reduction in children.
    • Drinking 1 glass of cow’s milk before going to bed assists you in obtaining good sleep.
    • Cow milk also boosts semen and relaxes the intestines.
  • Disadvantages of Cow Milk:
    • Cow milk can lead to various allergies, bleeding from intestines, diarrhea, wheezing and vomiting in babies below one year.
    • It is not appropriate for lactose intolerance patients as it lead to vomiting and loose motions.
    • Heart disease patients must avoid cow’s milk as it has considerable fat.
    • It can cause iron-deficiency as it is poor source of iron.


Buffalo Milk

Buffalo milk is very white and smooth as well as creamier and thicker since it has 100% more fat than cow milk. Compared to cows, sheep or goats milks, buffalo milk is much lower in cholesterol and higher in calcium. Buffalo milk can be conserved naturally for a longer period because of high peroxidase activity.
  • Nutrition value:
    • Buffalo milk contains minerals such as Calcium in rich amount and Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus in good amount and Iron, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese in small amounts as well as vitamins like Riboflavin & Vitamin B12 in rich amount and Vitamin A, C & Thiamin in good amount and Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6 & Niacin in small amount. In 100g of Buffalo milk there are 97 calories and calories from fat are 61.
  • Benefits of Buffalo Milk:
    • It is better nutritional supplement for babies.
    • It is useful for healthy bones and dental health.
    • It is good for cardiovascular health as it contain less cholesterol.
    • Buffalo milk is also good for weight gain.
Disadvantage will be similar to cow’s milk.

Goat Milk

Goat milk has slightly sweet and salty taste. It is a suitable option for the people with intolerance as it has slightly less lactose compared to cow milk. It is also a good alternative for the people with allergies as it have various proteins from cow milk.
  • Nutrition value:
    • Goat milk contains minerals such as Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium& Phosphorous in rich amount and Sodium in good amount as well as Selenium, Zinc & Iron in small amount. It also contain Vitamins like Vitamin A, D & Choline in rich amount and Vitamin C, E, K, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Vitamin B12 & Pantothenic acid in small amount. In 100g of Goat milk there are 69 calories and calories from fat are 36.
  • Benefits of Goat Milk:
    • It aids to prevent bone loss and migraine headaches.
    • It also defends colon cells from cancer causing chemicals.
    • It lessens the symptoms of ear infections, asthma, eczema and rheumatoid arthritis.
    • People who cannot tolerate cow’s milk can consume goat’s milk as the specific proteins which cause allergic reactions are absent in goat’s milk.
    • It is easy to digest as it contains some anti-inflammatory compounds.
    • It also decreases the irritations of dry cough.
  • Disadvantages of Goat Milk:
    • It is not suitable for lactose intolerance patients as it lead to allergic reactions.


Sheep Milk

Sheep milk is the milk of domestic sheep which is the thickest and the dampest. Compared to goat milk and cow milk, sheep milk is more nutritious and also rich in butterfat content. To make cheese, sheep’s butter, ice creams and other dairy products sheep milk is processed.
  • Nutrition value:
    • Sheep milk contains mineral like Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium & Sodium in rich amount and Selenium, Zinc & Iron in small amount. It also contains Vitamins such as Vitamin A, C & Folate in rich amount and Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 & Pantothenic acid in small amount. In 100g of sheep milk there are 108 calories and calories from fat are 62.
  • Benefits of Sheep Milk:
    • People who cannot digest cow or goat milk can consume sheep milk.
    • It prevents osteoporosis as it has high calcium content.
    • Drinking sheep milk in huge quantity is thought to cause longevity.
    • It is perfect for cheese production.
    • It also decreases cholesterol.
  • Disadvantage : It is not easy available at all places, and taste might be different from other milk.


Camel Milk

Camel milk is somewhat saltier than milk. Compared to cow milk, camel milk is more nutritious as it is lower in fat and cholesterol. It is good for cheese production. It should be consumed slowly to let the stomach to digest.
  • Nutrition value:
    • Camel milk contains minerals like Sodium, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Vitamins like Vitamin A, B2, E, C as well as other nutrients such as Lactose, Lanolin, Protein, Calcium, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Lactic acid, Fat and Cholesterol.
  • Benefits of Camel Milk:
    • It can boost immunity as it is rich in insulin type of protein.
    • It is also believed to be a new Viagra.
    • It resists diseases such as HIV/AIDS, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
    • It plumps the skin and smoothes fine lines.
    • Daily consumption of it control blood sugar levels.
    • It helps to lessen coronary heart disease.


Almond Milk

Almond milk is prepared from ground almond and has no cholesterol, saturated fats or lactose. In most recipes it can be used instead of dairy milk. It does not contain fats and calcium. Compared to cow milk it has far less saturated fat.
  • Nutrition value:
    • It is rich in protein & omega fatty acids as well as has high levels of vitamin E & unsaturated fats. It contains minerals like zinc, magnesium, potassium, calcium & iron and Vitamins such as vitamin D & vitamin B. There are70 calories in 8 oz of Almond milk.
  • Benefits of Almond Milk:
    • It is safe for lactose intolerance or milk allergy patients.
    • It lowers the risk of heart attack as it has high levels of unsaturated fat.
    • It is good for the people who are trying to lose weight as it contain no saturated fats.
    • It lowers the blood sugar levels and treats constipation.
    • It aids to improve immunity and cell function.
    • It also improves the skin health as it contains Vitamin E.
  • Disadvantages of Almond Milk:
    • People who are at risk of low thyroid function should avoid almond milk as it has levels of goitrogenic toxins produced from almonds.
    • If either breast milk or formula for babies is substituted with almond milk they can suffer from malnutrition and other health problems as it is an inadequate source of nutrition for a baby.


Soy Milk

Soy Milk is a great substitute for cow’s milk. It is high in protein and also contains Calcium. It has a beany taste. It does not contain cholesterol and also low in calories. It is also recognized as soya milk, soybean milk, or soy juice. Compared to cow milk it contains far less saturated fat.
  • Nutrition value:
    • Soy milk contains Protein in high amount. It also contains Fat, Carbohydrates, Sodium, Iron, Riboflavin and Calcium. It is also a good source of vitamins A, B and D, fiber, iron and potassium. There are 140 calories in 8 ounces of soy milk.
  • Benefits of Soy Milk:
    • It is good substitute for lactose intolerance or milk allergy patients.
    • It decreases the risk of heart disease.
    • It is good for high blood pressure patients.
    • It prevents gastrointestinal diseases and constipation.
  • Disadvantages of Soy Milk:
    • It affects the production of sperms.
    • It can give rise to infertility.
    • It can cause ailments such as leukemia and breast cancer.
    • It also causes thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism and thyroid cancer.
    • The energy levels and sleep are also affected by it.
    • It can cause stomach problems if it is taken in huge amount.
    • The estrogen contained in it is harmful for infants.


Oat Milk

Oat milk is a tasty and nutritious substitute to dairy milk as it is high in fiber. It is slightly sweet in taste and has light uniformity. The Oat milk is not appropriate for the people who have celiac disease and who may be responsive to avenin protein found in oats. It is low in protein.
  • Nutrition value:
    • Oat milk contain minerals like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese & Selenium and Vitamins such as Vitamin C, Thiamin – B1, Riboflavin – B2, Niacin – B3, Pantothenic, Vitamin B6,Folic acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A , Vitamin E & Vitamin K. It also contains Protein, Carbohydrates, Fiber, lipid & Ash. There are 384 calories in 100 grams almond milk.
  • Benefits of Oat Milk:
    • It aid to fight diseases like cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
    • It reduces the problem of constipation.
    • It is good for lactose intolerance or milk allergy patients.
    • It contains folic acid which prevent anemia and produce healthy red blood cells.
    • It is good alternative for the people who consume low cholesterol diet.


Rice Milk

Rice milk is the slightest allergenic milk substitute which is made from brown rice. Compared to cow milk it is lesser in protein and much thinner in consistency. It is easily digestible and does not contain lactose. It has more carbohydrates than cow milk. It is usually sweetened with sugarcane syrup.
  • Nutrition value:
    • Rice milk contains carbohydrates in high amount and calcium or protein in small amount. It also contains vitamin B12, vitamin B3, Sodium and iron. There are 120 calories in 8 oz rice milk and 18 calories from Fat.
  • Benefits of Rice Milk:
    • It is safe for lactose intolerance or milk allergy patients as it does not contain lactose.
    • It is easily digestible.
    • It is good for the people with dietary restrictions on fat and cholesterol as it contain no Saturated Fat or Cholesterol.
    • It controls blood pressure and increases red blood cell production.
    • It also boosts immune system.
  • Disadvantages of Rice Milk:
    • It is not good for the people with diabetes.
    • It can weaken the immune system of babies.
    • It can cause weight gain.


Hemp Milk:

Hemp milk is also a great alternative to cow milk. It is prepared from hemp seeds. It is rich and has somewhat nutty taste. It is good source of protein and does not contain sugar as well as cholesterol. Hemp milk can be bought in plain, vanilla, or chocolate flavors.
  • Nutrition value:
    • Hemp milk contains Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. It also includes include magnesium, phytosterols, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, calcium, fiber, iron, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, magnesium, zinc and thiamin. There are also 10 essential amino acidsand Vitamins such as Vitamin A, E, D & B12.
  • Benefits of Hemp Milk:
    • It helps to fight against heart disease.
    • It keeps the arthritis away.
    • It is ideal for the people who are on weight loss regime.
    • It is good for lactose intolerance or milk allergy patients.
    • It also provides a lot of benefits to hair, skin and nails.
    • It improves mental capacity.
    • It also strengthens immune system.

This information came from HERE.

Have a blessed day. Chizzy ;D


Adriana y Bárbara said...

Thanks about sharing benefits of different milk.. Great blog!

LC said...

I had no idea there were so many different types of milks. Hemp milk is definitely something new to me. I'm an almond milk drinker. I love it. It’s now the only milk I buy for my home.

Anonymous said...

Buffalo & sheep milk????????????...I NO FIT SHOUT OOO...hahahhaa...I LIKE PROCESSED COW MILK COMMONLY KNOWN AS POWDERED MILK!..shikenna!..:)).

In btw...e pele o!...THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH...just one day at a time & YOU WOULD GET THERE!

Yankeenaijababe said...! This was really informative, how is the master cleanse coming up, never really heard of it before but wow! To give it a try, that's inspiring

I think soy milk is the best of all, as little kids, my mum gave us soy milk all the time to enrich our health, bones, diet...will go with soy milk anyday or time.

Chizzy D said...

@adriana..thx :)

Chizzy D said...

@LC...ya im think i'm gonna try out Hemp milk, i been drinking mostly soy milk for the last couple of years n sometimes almond milk.

Chizzy D said...

@nitty...ya i was surprised that ppl drink buffalo, sheep, and even camel milk myself, but it makes complete sense. Camel milk is looking to be the best maybe.
So do you know the pros and cons of powered cow milk?
I remember eating/drinking it when in Nigeria (taste soooo good)

Chizzy D said...

@ynb.....oh master cleanse has been hard to say the least, thats why i'm almost certain that i will end it on Day 5, if i even last that

Enyonam said...

@Chizzy, this is very informative I didn't have a clue they had all these different types of milk. I don't really drink milk very much unless I am having a chai-latte or my oats and when I do it's soya milk. And that's not very often!

Thanks for sharing, it's an opener!

Gospel Girl said...

I didn't even know that camel and buffalo milk could be consumed by humans. Thanx for the info. x

Gospel Girl said...

By the way, I've also given you the Stylish and Versatile Blogger's Award. Pls see my blog for more details...x

Naijamum said...

Camel milk? Buffalo milk?
Hadnt even heard of those.
I do find cow milk bloats me though.
Very informative.
As for cleansing.....hang in there!

Chizzy D said...

@GG, ...i did not know that either until my research, thx for the award.

Chizzy D said...

@naijamum, check out other types of milk and see how it works for you, thx for the encouragement.

Jaycee said...

I heard Soy milk is really healthy. Like GospelGirl, I had no clue that camel and buffalo milk were options (lol). Like Ibhade, I'm a hard-core (unchangeable) fan of good-old powdered milk gotten from cows. So there you go, no help from me.

PS: You've been awarded the Stylish & Versatile Blogger award. Check the Lamp Blog for more details: :)

Chizzy D said... have nothing against powder milk, i think the stuff taste good..thx for the award

Azuka said...

So many types of milk. I definitely need to try most of them.

Only ever had cow, goat, rice and soy.

Chizzy D said...

@azuka, which is your fav?

Anonymous said...

Couldnt agree more with that, very attractive article

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