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Milk And Probiotics
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more
Clear of Cholesterol: Almond mild actually contains very little if any cholesterol. It contains fats, but these are "healthy fats". Be sure to obtain a product that is unsweetened or only uses natural sweetners and doesn't add too many other ingredients. Almond milk is an excellent alternative to those with lactose intolerance who like to drink "milk" or use it in their cereal. It is a tasty, low calorie beverage. ...Read more
Great stuff!: Breast milk is the perfect food for babies: it has the right balance of fat, sugar, and protein, and it contains other nutrients like iron in small but very digestible amounts. The most unique and irreplaceable part of breast milk is immunity. Milk has antibodies, the tiny immune shields that protect against infections, and that vaccines will promote later in infancy and life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not: Oats and oatmeal are listed as a gluten-containing grain. More recent reports say that oats don't have the gluten proteins but have small amounts of another protein that may cause reactions in some celiac disease patients. Sometimes the same equipment that processes oats also processes wheat, so there can be traces of gluten from the wheat getting into the oats. So, "pure" oats probably are ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No tyramine in hemp: Some foods contain tyramine, which could be problematic if you are on certain medicines (monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)). Make sure to do your research for other foods if you were told to avoid 'tyramine containing foods'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyramine#Occurrence ...Read more
Does silk brand soy milk have mostly the same nutrients as dairy milk? Can it help you grow normally just like dairy milk would?
Yes and yes: While there are some differences, soy and cow milk have "mostly the same nutrients" and you can grow as well with soy milk as with dairy. One crucial thing is to only have soy milk from non-gmo soy, and silk is non-gmo. See http://goaskalice.Columbia.Edu/nutritional-differences-between-soy-and-cows-milk. ...Read more
Not usually: I have not seen constipation as a result of almond milk. Dairy can be constipating as can apples or apple juice in some. Not drinking enough fluid definitley. Bananas, sweet potatoes in some are foods that can cause constipation. If stopping almond milk solves the problem and taking it again causes constipation then for you yes almond milk is constipating. ...Read more
Certainly : Since dietary supplements are not monitored by the FDA or by any regulatory agency, there could be any ingredients in there that are not apparent. Therefore there certainly could be gluten. It could even be in the capsule itself. No guarantees here if you need to be gluten-free. Good luck. ...Read more
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