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    Coconut milk vs almond milk

    Both from the silk brand, which one is better for everyday use, and if neither, what do you reccomend for
    Mixing a protein shake in for daily use. I'm a freshman at an undergrad univ. planning on applying to med school, and I'm a skinny biochem major, I barely have time to get a full 1.5 hours in the gym, let alone head to the cafe for food 5 times a day. I bought this natures valley raw protein (I know it's not the best but like I said I need something for on the go, and this was my most "primal" option), now I just need a nice primal solvent to mix the powder in and drink at least 2 times every other day, maybe even every day.

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    bump??

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    silk = gmo. try getting some fresh raw milk. just picked up four gallons of raw goats milk myself this morning. If anything were beneficial to the coconut milk or almond milk it's completely destroyed once pasteurized.
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    are there gmo coconuts? agree though about the craptastic quality of silk products.

    look for coconut milk, in a can, at an asian grocer. much higher fat, more sating. why are you eating 5 times a day? who has time for that?
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    I use coconut milk to make protein shakes. I mix with with one or two omega 3 eggs and chocolate flavored protein powder. Or sometimes I'll mix the coconut milk with heavy cream and O3 egg for an eggnog. Marks sells Primal Fuel that includes coconut. Primal Fuel - Primal Blueprint

    I prefer coconut milk over almond for flavor and the lauric acid in coconut fat
    http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/ing...s/cocmilk.html
    "The principle fatty acid in coconut milk is lauric acid, which is the same fat found in abundance in mother's milk and is known to promote normal brain development and contribute to healthy bones. It also has important anti-carcinogenic and anti-pathogenic properties and is less likely to cause weight gain than polyunsaturated oils."
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    Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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    im not sure if theyre are gmo coconuts but I know silk does use some gmo products. if you want to help fight that battle you should consider boycotting them
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    Quote Originally Posted by samiamm View Post
    Both from the silk brand, which one is better for everyday use, and if neither, what do you reccomend for
    Mixing a protein shake in for daily use. I'm a freshman at an undergrad univ. planning on applying to med school, and I'm a skinny biochem major, I barely have time to get a full 1.5 hours in the gym, let alone head to the cafe for food 5 times a day. I bought this natures valley raw protein (I know it's not the best but like I said I need something for on the go, and this was my most "primal" option), now I just need a nice primal solvent to mix the powder in and drink at least 2 times every other day, maybe even every day.
    Coconut milk for me all the way. I use So Delicious brand. It is thicker than almond milk and seems to work better for me in smoothies, gluten free pancakes (for the kids) and other baking.

    I don't have a container of almond milk to compare, but my guess is they are equally fortified (unfortunately with synthetic VitA and D2 instead of D3). Pretty sure less sugar in coconut milk and more fat. I also am pretty sure the almond milk would have a high Omega 6 vs Omega 3 content which is not optimal.

    Personally? I would use canned coconut milk (BPA free can) for the smoothies. Use the 'lite' (just watered down) if you don't like the strong coconut taste. If you are going to drink glasses of the stuff, buy the Silk brand.

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    and what they don't want you to know is that the synthetic "vitamin D" as actually a hydrogenated vegetable oil that the FDA lets them call vitamin D
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    Coconut milk (minimally processed in a can at the Asian foods aisle) is super yummy and good for you. I make awesome smoothies with it adding protein powder and berries.

    Almond milk is processed, tastes awful IMO and has no nutritional value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodletoy View Post
    why are you eating 5 times a day? who has time for that?
    im 6,1 (still growing I believe, but idk) weighing in at 135 and lifting

    eating 5 times a day is pissing my stomach off, its asking for 7

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