Milk And Milk Substitutes For Better Health

Philippines
February 17, 2009 10:58pm CST
The doctor has recently advised me to steer away from milk which are sourced from animals. He mused that my son's health has been continuously improving and it might still get better if i stop giving him animal sourced milk. This means that I have to cut on those milks which i easily get hold of from the grocery store. As well as, those cheeses. These are all among my son's favorite foods. And hey, there's ice cream, too, to be cut from his food list! Help! Friends, will you please give me some suggestions as to how will i be able to compensate for the food types which i have to let go with? My son, who has been suffering from leukemia all these years, is lucky to have made it through life until now, living and getting better as time goes by. Now, the doctor's advise is something which i must follow if I want to see my son get better still.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
Hi dear friend! I am glad to know that your son is getting better and I am praying that he will fully recover in time. I have searched the net for milk substitutes and found three best substitutes: Soy Milk, Rice Milk and Almond Milk--the last one is probably not available in our country. Soy milk is healthy, cheap, and easy to find and use. From a nutritional perspective, soy milk has almost as much protein as dairy milk, less fat, no cholesterol, and, since most soy milks are fortified, is a comparable source of calcium. Rice milk is not as thick as soy or dairy milks, and has a somewhat translucent consistency. Because it is slightly sweet, rice milk works well in dessert recipes and is not suited for savory or salty dishes, such as mashed potatoes. Compared to soy and almond milk, rice milk has less protein. Milk made from almonds or other nuts has a creamy consistency similar to soy milk and a nutty taste perfect for making fruit smoothies or other creamy drinks and desserts. Here's the link where I got this information from and just in case you wish to read more: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetarianvegan101/f/MilkSubstitutes.htm I hope that helped somehow. Take care and blessings to you dear friend! lovelots..faith
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
it is mighty good to be hearing from you again, faith. yes, i will consider soy milk for the household from this time on. and you can be sure that i will go to that site which you have provided me for proper consultation on this matter.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
I do hope the information can be much help for your son. God bless! lovelots..faith
@im_anna (718)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
we share almost the same sentiment, if not for the leukemia, but my daughter lately is getting sick. I'm also looking for alternative to chicken or other protein rich products aside from meat or fish. I still have to go to allergologist to confirm what food she's allergic with, or what food to give her but lately, we are feeding her some vege-meat, meat made of vegetarian sources, mostly gluten or tofu. I would probably give her yogurt icecream as an alternative. As we parents want the best for our kids, specially for their growing-up years, their are various good vegetable or vegetarian recipes to cook for them variety.
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
hello, im anna, thanks for dropping by. your suggestions are very good ones. the truth is, i am now considering taking tofu and vege meats as you have suggested. yes, you are right that we mothers, will always do what's best for our kids.