Very interesting. A study in my newspaper this morning (3/20/13) said that skim milk contributed more to obesity in children than whole milk. The rationale was that skim milk did not make them feel "full" so they ate high fat snacks to satisfy their hunger. A Very interesting study... Made me think, "God knew what He was doing when He created milk." :)
Replace milkshakes with smoothies? No thanks. While smoothies made at home may be better for you, so are milkshakes made at home...and a smoothie from some place like Jamba Juice might be absolutely DEVASTATING when it comes to calories.
Besides alcohol, I think I do pretty good. I drink beer rather regularly, but not excessively. Usually one or two a day a couple times a week. Beer is just one of those things I could never give up entirely. Other than that I mostly drink water, plain tea, and black coffee, and sometimes I'll make a fruit smoothie or have fruit juice, and rarely will I have a low sugar soda.
Any thoughts on Simply Lemonade or Raspberry flavor? I drink water and a lot of fresh fruit green smoothies but since we stopped by coke I use SL to fill that void.
2/11/2013 12:58:59 PM
I just tried a great all natural clear liquid water infusion product called Water Sensation, it really tastes great and their is nothing artifical in the product. Go to infuseyourwater.com for free samples!!!
10/21/2012 5:46:07 PM
I agree juice contain to many artificial flavorings
Thank you DANASEILHAN for pointing out that low-fat and skim milk are NOT the better alternatives to whole milk. I have said for years that the only time that low fat and skim milks are better than whole milk is in a beaker. Vitamins A and D, which are added to almost all milks here in the US, are fat-soluble, which means that you HAVE to have the higher fat content in whole milk just to absorb them into your body. Granted, you get get vitamin D from the sun, but when coupled with all the high SPF sunscreens, you're back to needing it in your food.
Here's the funny, people. Humans are the only creatures (as a whole) on the planet that: 1) drink milk after weaning, and 2) drink the milk/eat the milk product of other animals (Feeding cats milk is not good for them). Cow's milk is NOT essential to healthy diet, but it is an easy way to get calcium. For an interesting article, please see http://www.mtcapra.com/benefits-of-goat-mi lk-vs-cow-milk/
We make our own smoothies at home every morning for breakfast (just with coffee for me), with a bagel for my boys. 1 Banana, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup frozen mixed berries and/or 1/2 cup semi thawed strawberries, 1 whole apple (minus seeds), 1/2 cup of real fruit juice (flavour varies with our whim), whirl it up in the food processor and I'm off to suck and chew my smoothie. It's how I get fruit into my boys - 5 a day minimum fruit goes into theirs...they love it too.
Helpful article but "danger drinks" sounds a bit sensational for "hidden calories". Antifreeze might be a danger drink. Drain cleaner. High-calorie ones may not be healthful but do we really need the hyperbole?
I make my sweet tea with just 3/4 cup of sugar per gallon...so would that fall into the slightly sweetened category? considering a traditional sweet te recipe calls for THREE CUPS of sugar per gallon...
I do most of this. The sweet tea thing was hard at first until I realized I like it only at my fav hole in the wall soul food place. Only go there as a treat right now of course & to be honest the sweet tea is not the biggest danger there ;)
I have read the same about the fat in milk but as I am getting plenty of fat in my diet, I stick to skim milk. I will say that the best dairy products I've ever had were in Ireland, many of the farm families we stayed with didn't paturize thier milk for personal consumption (& since they KNEW the conditions of the dairy...in their yard...they didn't have to!) Best stuff ever!!
Also, if you're going to drink milk, the best kind of milk to get isn't organic, surprisingly; most organic milk is ultra-pasteurized. Look for milk that comes from pastured or "grass-fed" dairy cows, and the lower the temp of pasteurization, the better. Go for regular pasteurized if you can't go for low-temp. The label will tell you which kind it is.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.