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    Heavy cream counts as fat not dairy, right?

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    I'm trying to lose a little fat and have cut out dairy in an attempt to lose more than the one pound a week I've been losing. Do I have to count the heavy cream I put in my coffee as dairy? How does it metabolize...as dairy or just regular fat? TIA

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    Depends on how sensitive you are to dairy.

    If you do HWC, avoid the HWC with mono and diglycerides(=trans fats made from soybean oil that fall outside the requirement for trans-fat labeling!) and polysorbate 80(made from corn oil). I don't worry about carrageenan, it's basically seaweed.

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    If you do fine with dairy, by all means use Heavy Cream! I second the last poster. Try to find an organic source, with no additives or preservatives. My local supermarket sells Organic Vally Heavy Cream. Just Milk/Cream.

    Heavy Creams fall under full-fat dairy.
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    Interesting... the only organic valley I can find is organic ultra-pasteurized and it has carrageenan in it. I looked at the website and there is also one that is just pasteurized and doesn't have carrageenan. I wonder why that is.
    Organic Valley - Organic Heavy Whipping Cream

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    Trader Joe's sells pure heavy whipping cream where the only ingredient is "cream". That's what I buy. Plus, it's pasteurized, not ultra-pasteurized, so it doesn't taste burnt and you can whip it into your own butter after souring it with buttermilk for a day or two. It's the same price as the ultra-pasteurized junk at Shop Rite with 9 ingredients in it or however many additives it has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by healthy11 View Post
    Interesting... the only organic valley I can find is organic ultra-pasteurized and it has carrageenan in it. I looked at the website and there is also one that is just pasteurized and doesn't have carrageenan. I wonder why that is.
    Organic Valley - Organic Heavy Whipping Cream
    The former has a longer self-life. But even with regular heavy cream (the latter), it can be "good" well after the expiration date (the amount of fat, minus sugar/carbs, allows it to more stable).

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    This is unequivocally one of the most inane questions I have ever heard in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mm84321 View Post
    This is unequivocally one of the most inane questions I have ever heard in my life.

    Why? I'm asking how it's metabolized and if it's different because it's milk? Your answer is not helpful....I don't mind that you think it's a dumb question (although I would have preferred a slightly less caustic response), just that you didn't explain why. I'm new at this and trying to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by healthy11 View Post
    Interesting... the only organic valley I can find is organic ultra-pasteurized and it has carrageenan in it.
    The pints which I get at my corner health-food store have carrageenan in them. The half-gallons which Whole Foods used to carry were just cream. It had little dots of yellow butterfat in it. Yum. I'm bummed about the half-gallons going away. Whole Foods loses, though, that was my main motivation for making the drive across town and then once I was there, I'd generally drop $50.

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    Mine says it contains cream, sodium citrate (salt?), and carrageenan. Good enough?

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