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got milk? pt 2

another couple of milk alternatives: oat and goat.

i redid the table from the previous post to integrate these values in. please note we are talking about UHT semi skimmed goat and plain oatly:

so to make things a bit clearer, i highlighted values that i would watch out for on a slimming diet (if i ever go on one). red means BAD. so for rice and oat, really high sugar quantities, and for almond and rice appalling protein quantities.

green shows good qualities, like soya and cow with their high protein content, and soya’s super low sugar content.

for the values above, goat is almost as good as cow but not quite. then it’s a matter of taste if you’re into animal milks. i personally don’t like goat much as it gives my hot chocolate a blue cheese twang.

all these milks have reasonable fat content, which i guess contributes to some confusion for ppl who think they’re doing great drinking rice milk as it has the lowest fat content of them all. but what kills rice milk is the insane amount of sugar that’s crammed in it. i personally think rice milk is idiotic from both a dieter and a body builder’s perspective.

oh and i have nothing good to say about oatly. it’s sugary water as far as i am concerned. w a bit of fat added.

from my current diet’s perspective (bigger and buffer), cow still wins over soya because of its higher sugar level. also because of the estrogen debate. which i shall investigate soon.

got milk?

let’s have a play and compare the different milks currently on display in my fridge:

i gathered the contents we’re interested in below:


in red what i found the key values to watch out for each product.

i drink cow juice most of the time, but when the going gets tough i will fall back onto the soya alternative. for a little while i was drinking oat milk as my stomach got a bit upset from the amount of cow i was drinking. then i realised how poor it was in protein.

for body builders, protein is king. however, for me protein and energy are king. protein alone will only take you so far if like me you have a fast metabolism. the trick is to get your daily dose of protein and more, and also your daily energy intake. without it, yes you have muscle building bricks, but your body fuel is running on empty. no mortar = no wall. no energy = no muscle growth.

so unless veganism is a concern here let’s take a closer look at the different alternatives:

– cow juice has the highest energy levels and protein content. this comes at a price, the sugar level is also fairly high.

– soya has a lot less energy (its sugar content is rather minimal) but a VERY decent amount of protein.

– almond and rice. hum. protein is extremely low, but sugars… oh boy.

now let’s spin things from the perspective of someone who wants to lose weight. almond and rice would be a big no no. cow is prob not a great solution either. why are almond and rice so bad you ask when their fat contents are so low? well amigo, look at the sugar. what happens if you don’t metabolise that sugar? it turns into… bingo…

so soya all the way for ppl who are less active and on a diet.

me, i will remain on cow for the foreseeable future.  at least until the day i become lactose intolerant.