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What is the benefit of pasteurized vs. Unpasteurized dairy products?

What is the benefit of pasteurized vs. Unpasteurized dairy products?

Infections: Pasteurized milk prevents infections that may be carried in milk, including tb, e coli, campylobacter etc. ...Read more

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Unpasteurized Milk Products (Definition)

Milk that is pasteurized has undergone a special process of heating that kills harmful bacteria in the milk. Almost all milk that is sold in grocery stores in the United States is pasteurized. Unpasteurized milk (such as milk freshly milked from a cow), may contain bacteria that may be harmful to pregnant ...Read more


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Can legionella be transmitted through consumption of milk and milk products?

Can legionella be  transmitted through consumption of milk and milk products?

No: Legionella is mostly thought to be transmitted via exposure to contaminated fresh water, not dairy products. ...Read more

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Could cancer patients receiving chemo drink milk? Or lactose free milk or none of the dairy milk product

Could cancer patients receiving chemo drink milk? Or lactose free milk or none of the dairy milk product

No such restrictions: Dairy products are not harmful to patients with Cancer unless they are overweight, in which case we try to minimize dairy product use in order to lose weight. Over-weight is not good for anyone including patients with cancer. As such patients with Cancer are allowed to drink milk, especially reduced fat type of milk is good for their nutrition. ...Read more

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Is soy milk considered in the milk yogurt cheese group?

Is soy milk considered in the milk yogurt cheese group?

NO: Question if soy milk is in the same group as "milk, yogurt, cheese" group. NO. Soy milk is soy based, which is a different protein than cow's milk protein. Traditional milk, yogurt, and cheese are made from cow's milk. All these have alternative to cow's milk, such as soy, almond, coconut, etc. ...Read more

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Is drinking human milk products go against vegan code?

Is drinking human milk products go against vegan code?

Yes: Vegans eat no animals or animal by-products, which milk is considered. ...Read more

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Drinking almond vs cow milk during pregnancy?

Drinking almond vs cow milk during pregnancy?

No endorsement: I am not sure what you are asking since there is no question here. But medicine would be neutral on recommending one or the other products since both are fine and available. ...Read more

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Can someone with a bovine dairy allergy consume goat or sheep milk products?

Can someone with a bovine dairy allergy consume goat or sheep milk products?

Usually not : There is a high degree of cross reaction between cow, sheep and goat milk so they all should be avoided in cow milk allergic individuals. There is less likelihood of reaction to horse or camel milk. Consult an allergist for further diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any health benefits of drinking whole milk over low fat milk?

Is there any health benefits of drinking whole milk over low fat milk?

Good fat is: good for health. Low fat is not. If you can get 2% fat milk that is healthy and tastes best. We want to avoid transfats in prepared foods. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk and consuming a lot of dairy products plus grains such as wheat and rice worsen gynecomastia?

Can drinking milk and consuming a lot of dairy products plus grains such as wheat and rice worsen gynecomastia?

Possibly but...: Although there may be many “causes” of gynecomastia, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. An increase in weight may cause the appearance of the breasts to seem larger. ...Read more

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Can eating lots of dairy products like milk and yogurt give more chances of acne?

Can eating lots of dairy products like milk and yogurt give more chances of acne?

Probably: This is the "pop" wisdom and a couple of dermatologists told me they think it's true. However, all acne can be managed scientifically nowadays. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't touched it in two weeks, get with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can , unpasteurized, fresh squeezed orange juice cause harm to a fetus? I know unpasteurized milk and cheese should be avoided .

Can   , unpasteurized,  fresh squeezed orange juice cause harm to a fetus?  I know unpasteurized milk and cheese   should be avoided .

Be safe: If you are cleaning, peeling, and squeezing the fresh oranges yourself, the risk is probably low. If, however, you are not directly controlling the preparation, you should probably avoid pasteurized drinks during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can whatever the carcinogen in skim milk still in organic skim milk?

Can whatever the carcinogen in skim milk still in organic skim milk?

Controversial.: Organic milk will not have added bovine hormones, or antibiotics but otherwise is the same. It's still milk after all. Whether milk has a carcinogen is controversial. There some claims about processing causing problems with low fat or skim milk, and claims about hormones in milk being carcinogenic, but these things are not generally accepted at this point. ...Read more

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Any reports of food allergies to almond milk?

Any reports of food allergies to almond milk?

Scarce: I was able to find a pediatric study from france published in 2002 that showed 2 children out of 163 had allergy to almond milk that triggered their asthma. I really expected to find more....The one concern when using almond milk is lack of vitamin and calcium supplementation in some products. ...Read more

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Does gentle pasteurized juices remove allergenic properties of fruits?

Does gentle pasteurized juices remove allergenic properties of fruits?

No: Processed juices will still contain allergens. If you are allergic to a fruit then you should also avoid the juice. ...Read more

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Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Diet for allergic : Consulting a nutritionist should help you choose alternatives. Instead of wheat, you can have rice, oatmeal, barley, corn. Instead of milk, you can have goat's milk, for protein, you can have beans, edamame instead of tree nuts and peanuts. This is just a short list. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is almond milk diary or same as dairy milk?

No: Almond milk is just a white liquid substitute for those who cannot tolerate dairy products (made from cows milk). It's similar to rice & soy milks in that water is added to finely ground almonds (or rice or soy etc) to make a milky white liquid. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/almond_milk. ...Read more

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Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Research shows bette: Research has shown that it is better which was published in journal of nutrition.The army veterans with advanced diabetes were able to lower unwanted protein in the urine and increase their HDL level in the blood by eating soy protein. ...Read more

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Is it safe for men to drink 8 ounces of soy milk per day? I'm debating between soy milk or almond milk.

Is it safe for men to drink 8 ounces of soy milk per day? I'm debating between soy milk or almond milk.

Yes: Assuming you don't have any medical issues, it is completely safe to drink soy milk daily. It will not turn you into a woman as urban legend says. Whether to drink soy or almond milk is a personal choice of taste. ...Read more

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Listeria Infection (Definition)

A serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with ...Read more