Milk – drink, restrict or abstain?…

WOW, the milk debate is pretty huge and once you start doing your own research it seems to get more and more complicated!  Have you noticed how there are more & more ‘new’ variances of milk available today ? – I guess this is a consequence of a growing and more demanding consumer market and of course greater technology to enable us to produce these specialised options.

However it can be very confusing when popping down to your local supermarket!

Some of the options available:-

Whole milk – good range of nutrients, but tastes too ‘creamy’ for me!

Skim or semi skimmed milk – low fat, but tastes like water!

Low lactose or lactose free – good if you’re intolerant

Half fat (Lite white) – choose this if you’re calorie conscious!

Modified, may be protein enriched, high in calcium/iron, good for specific dietary requirements (eg A2, Farmers Best,Casein free)

Long Life (ultra heat treated) not the best, it will last, but enzymes are killed and it tastes terrible! drink up – press here…

To Supplement or not to Supplement…? (Part Two)

So, I talked in the last blog about basic supplements, and it can be a very daunting experience walking into a health store and seeing the huge array of products available to you – that’s why it’s best to know your stuff, know what you want/need, and get the right quality. You don’t necessarily need the most expensive but if it’s cheap there’s normally a (not too good) reason for that, so beware!

Of course it should be your aim to have a good healthy balanced diet – but most of us realise that that just isn’t going to happen everyday! Even if you think you’re eating healthily, that may not be the case – the soils in which our vegetables are grown are much depleted in the amount of minerals they contain due to years of over use, plus of course we have the chemicals that are everywhere today and being stored in YOUR body. We often put our bodies through such a hard time, especially during early adulthood, we don’t even know what it should feel like to be healthy. Nowadays you can take supplements for most concerns – the top ones worth mentioning are… get healthy, read on…