Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Milk - To Drink or Not to Drink?
Couple of years ago I was told that I was allergic to casein. (Casein is a protein found in milk.) How was I going to survive? No more cheese, frozen yogurt or chocolate milkshakes? How could that be? Where was I going to get my calcium from?
When I was a little girl, my mom used to force me to drink hot milk every morning before I left for school. Yuck! Gross! In the winter she used to add a raw egg to the hot milk for more protein and to make me stronger to fight the nasty germs so I wouldn't get sick - I could have died before the germs! Why didn't I find out about this allergy when I was younger? Could have been spared the tummy aches, coughing and all the spilled milk! So many children are lactose intolerant.
You can get plenty of calcium from almonds, broccoli, chia and sesame seeds. Definitely better options, true? These days milk is full of hormones, etc. Little girls are reaching puberty at record-breaking ages. What about healthy bones? Here's an article which you fill find interesting - watch Dr. Hyman's video Dr. Mark Hyman's Dairy Article
Daiya Cheese (dairy-free) is my life-saver cheese substitute these days.
Almond and hemp milk are great milk-free options. Doesn't the pitcher of hemp milk look
fresh and inviting? No hormones, just some pure, refreshing protein and micro nutrients. It's super easy to make at home. No more worries about running out of milk.
Are you dairy free? If so, what are your favorite dairy-free preferences?
Stay tuned for dairy-free recipes to follow in my next post.
Cheers to your Vibrant Health!