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Doctor insights on: Whole Milk Vs Almond Milk

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Which is better 1% whole milk or silk pure almond unsweetened vanilla milk?

Which is better 1% whole milk or silk pure almond unsweetened vanilla milk?

It depends: There are many people allergic to whole milk but there are also many people allergic to almonds if you are having the pains you mention you could have food allergies and would benefit from igg food allergy testing and adjustment. Food allergy is a serious problem with pain. 95% of people are allergic to some food and diary and eggs wheat and yeast are big issues. ...Read more

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He is 1 yr old and drinks whole milk. should I switch him to silk or almond milk so he won't be constipated ? thank you

He is 1 yr old and drinks whole milk. should I switch him to silk or almond milk so he won't be constipated ? thank you

No: He needs the fats in the milk till age 2, in addition to other nutrients in the milk, won't constipate him, better even if he drinks formula, suitable for his age, till age 2 , has all the needed nutrients, enjoy your son ...Read more

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My DD had rash right after turned 1, she got her shots and switched formula for whole milk rash showed. Switched to almond milk and still. Eczema?

My DD had rash right after turned 1, she got her shots and switched formula for whole milk rash showed. Switched to almond milk and still. Eczema?

Needs to be seen: Rashes are very difficult to diagnosis without seeing the rash. Take the child to her regular physician or another healthcare provider to have the rash evaluated. If there is milk allergy and/or eczema in her family tend that would make on or other more likely. Picture is eczema. ...Read more

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When I took my 1 y/o off formula her bowel movements have been pale light green. She drinks almond and whole milk. Not fussy or gassy?

When I took my 1 y/o off formula her bowel movements have been pale light green. She drinks almond and whole milk. Not fussy or gassy?

Color of BM: Doesn't mean much unless it's red with blood. If your child is otherwise well, it's fine. You might want to hold off the almond milk till she is two. There really isn't that much nutrition or fat in almond milk that growing brains need. ...Read more

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Almond milk ? Cause diarhoea

Almond milk ? Cause diarhoea

Maybe: Different foods and drinks can cause different digestive issues in different people. It is difficult to predict how any person may respond to a new food. The best thing to do is to try it out and take note of any ill side effects. ...Read more

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Does almond milk contain estrogen?

No: Negligible amount of phyto-estrogens in almond milk. ...Read more

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Does almond milk give you mucus issues?

Does almond milk give you mucus issues?

Allergy: Food allergies can sometimes trigger cause congestion. The mechanism can be as simple as increased mucous secretions to certain foods. Follow with an allergist to learn more. ...Read more

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Does almond milk contain much cholesterol?

Does almond milk contain much cholesterol?

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

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What health benefits does almond milk have?

What health benefits does almond milk have?

Several: Almonds contain monosaturated fat which can help positively impact cholesterol levels. It is a good source of calcium , potassium, magnesium, phosphorus & fiber. ...Read more

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Is almond milk good for preganent women ?

Is almond milk good for preganent  women
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Yes: Almond milk is a very healthy choice. No adult actually needs cow's milk. What is needed is calcium, but this can be obtained from many non-dairy sources. A pregnant woman should get 1200 mg a day of calcium. Some great non-dairy sources can be found here: http://bit.Ly/x2cgwu. Almond milk compares quite well to dairy as a calcium source. See: http://bit.Ly/yahho1. ...Read more

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Migraines from almond milk, is this possible?

Migraines from almond milk, is this possible?

Yes: Although it is not one of the more common triggers, it has the potential as many different foods do to trigger a migraine. Almonds and milk products have high concentrations of glutamic acid and tyramine which are both vaso-active substances (cause blood vessels to dilate) - and it is believed vasoactive substances trigger migraines. ...Read more

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What is the difference between soy and almond milk?

Soy: Milk is made from soy beans and Almond milk is made from almonds. ...Read more

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If cyanide is in almonds, then what about almond milk?

Almonds and cyanide: Sweet almonds, which are the type mostly found in the United States, contain very little cyanide. This is normally what almond milk is made from also. If you are eating bitter almonds, which are not found in the United States, you should have some caution, because they could contain higher levels of cyanide. Be careful! ...Read more

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Don't like milk or almond milk. How else can I get my calcium?

Don't like milk or almond milk. How else can I get my calcium?

Calcium: Many humans do not need milk or become intolerant to it. There is even some debate in science whether adults should be using milk at all. Calcium is found in lots of food sources including meats. ...Read more

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Between almond milk and 2% milk, which one is good for weight loose? Thoughts?

Between almond milk and 2% milk, which one is good for weight loose? Thoughts?

Take 2%: The protein in milk has a higher protein efficiency index than that (which is lower) in almond milk. The fat in almond milk is better, but the carbs are greater. It is also more expensive. While lower in calories, calcium is important in weight loss, and more is in the milk. You can go with 1% as well. ...Read more

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If you are not allergic to almonds or any other nuts, can you still be allergic to almond milk??

Doubt it: There are sometimes additives like stabilizers and preservatives in any product that you buy.People can have reaction to these additives. Almond milk is generally free of most problem additives, so it is usually well tolerated by anyone not allergic to almonds. ...Read more