Consumer watchdogs, Choice has done a comparison of soy, oat, rice and coconut milk. The bottom line is some are low in protein and calcium, so not valid alternatives to cows milk. Fortified soy milk comes out on top but if you cant tolerate soy, read on for the best alternatives.
Check out Dr Jennie Brand-Millers explanation in the latest Gi News from Sydney University.
In a nutshell: long term use (more than 6 months) appears to increase risk of heart disease through a larger intake of saturated fat and provoke kidney problems and bone loss in diabetes.
Instead of taking fish oil and krill supplements why not eat fish? There are always paradoxes in scientific research, one of them is the omega-3 debate. Research shows if you eat fish twice per week, any type, you reduce your risk of heart disease. Eating more doesn’t give any more protection. Neither does taking fish oils instead according to a recent review and meta-analysis (big reflection on lots of research).
Did you know the average amount of salt in processed foods has gone up by 9% over the last 10 years and is estimated to be responsible for 2000 more deaths and 6000 more strokes and heart attacks each year in Australia in 2011 compared to 2008?