0% Milk --- Lactose

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Gmav, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. Gmav

    Gmav New Member

    Hello everyone!
    I have a debate with myself, one that I can't decide.
    I have no problems drinking milk and infact I enjoy it, I find it to be a very easy way to get some good nutrients.
    However, as far as having it as a source of carbohydrates, how is lactose considered? I know it is low-gi, but it is packed with insulin. I do not know whether it is a fattening source of carbohydrates or if it's great if you don't want to gain too much fat.

    Oh, and about the casein. Would it be wise to have a lot of it during the day, or are foods such as eggs/tuna more ideal except for right before bed?

    Would appreciate some insight.

    Thanks,

    Gmav
     
  2. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    Milk is great, if you can handle the lactose (which obviously you can)
    Sure its a 'sugar' (which means little) and its low GI (same reason sucrose is low GI, part of it has to be altered in the liver to do much at all)
    It has a relatively high insulin index (which means little in reality, becuase depends on what is eaten with the milk etc)

    as long as the calories are in check with the remainder of your diet, drink up
     

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