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What type of milk should I be drinking? | Mo wants to know


How much almond is in almond milk? Let’s be
honest. I think about eight almonds. Kind of a false economy, isn’t it? (Laughs) Look, think about what they have
to do to an almond to make almond milk. You blend the almond… And then milk its little teats! Yeah. Liiiittle tiny teats! You have to soak
the almonds, blend the almonds, you create kind of a milky thing, it’s not really milk,
it’s a white drink made from almonds. My partner drinks only oat milk. She thinks
she’s lactose intolerant – she tells people that. She’s not. We got her tested. She’s
fine, but she still won’t drink milk. I think the statistic is that, like, less
than 1 per cent of the population is actually allergic to lactose, so one in 100. There
are a lot more people that don’t drink milk for health reasons, and look it’s perfectly
fine to decide not to drink milk for health reasons. Just look for products that actually
contain similar amounts of calcium to your standard milks. A glass of milk will have
about a third of your daily calcium needs. The dietary recommendations tend to recommend
drinking low fat milk, because it still has the calcium but it doesn’t have the saturated
fat. What are some alternative sources of calcium
for someone who might not be too keen on the milk? Adults should be consuming about 1000 mg of
calcium a day. A little bit more as you get older, about 30 per cent more as you get into
older age, and then less when you’re very young because you’re obviously a smaller person.
Canned fish is a good way, the little tiny bones in fish, that are actually kind of blended
through the meat of the fish, is a great way of getting calcium. And tofu is another source,
but it needs to be, you know, the drier tofu. Silken tofu is very high in water, and obviously
that offsets the content that has the calcium in it. And then other things that are fortified.
So that could be, you know, mueslis that have calcium added. I have a personal question to ask and that’s
— I mean, it’s a milk related question — Is that different from any other questions
you’ve been asking? Not really, nah. I recall when I was a teenager,
right, I use to drink copious amounts of milk, but I also had a lot of pimples. So I always
attributed, like, the fact that I was breaking out because of the amount of milk I was drinking.
Is there any truth to that? Does milk cause pimples? Not that I’m aware of. I think it was probably
more related to your journey, through which your body was enjoying, called puberty, than
the milk you were consuming. When you’re growing up, you need more milk. So when you’re a teenager,
you need higher amounts of calcium. And at the same time you’re going through hormonal
changes that can be associated with pimples. So it’s probably more two things that just
happen to be at the same time than one causing the other. So milk doesn’t cause pimples as far as you
know. Um, what about man boobs? Well, I mean, milk does contain fat, and also
protein. Eating and drinking a lot of dairy can be associated with weight gain, so we
tend to recommend people limit their dairy intake to two to three serves a day. If you
put on weight, you can get slightly more distribution in the upper chest area for men. Dude, you’re
like a stick, what are you worried about? Breasts! Hahaha. Okay. What’s with this A2, A1 business? A2 and A1 are basically different types of
protein that are found in milk. We found that about a third of the protein in milk is A1,
and it can cause reactions or allergies in certain individuals. So they basically created
a cow that only produces A2 protein and not A1. What do you mean they just “created a cow”? Well they found, they selected breeds that,
they didn’t sort of, you know, ‘broop bloop boop’ and out comes, ‘moooorw’ – like a cow.
They selected breeds over time that basically produce more and more of one and less and
less of the other, until they were able to basically produce a milk that is only containing
one type of protein. So for people who have an allergy to A1, then it’s a good option
because they may be able to drink normal cow’s milk instead of having to change to others.
Some people also like the taste, some people think that it has other health benefits. The
jury is a little bit out on those added health benefits. Alright. Last but not least, homework for
the week. What am I doing? So first of all, let’s make sure you’re buying
the best quality cow’s milk that you can, so buy something that is produced locally,
sticking to something that has a good amount of fat in it because it’ll – for you in particular,
you’re a skinny guy, that fat in the morning will, kind of, help you to feel a bit more
full. So improve the quality of your milk and then help your girlfriend make sure that
the milk she’s drinking is giving her everything she needs for her diet as well. Compare the
calcium content. Make sure the oat milk she’s drinking has sufficient calcium. Have a look
at the protein content, make sure that it has good amount of protein, even if it’s not
the same amount, a similar amount. And lastly, make sure it doesn’t have added sugar and
added salt. I never really thought You’re going to be there in the supermarket
with your glasses down on your nose, like sort of…

William Babineau

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