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Almond and soy milk and similar products are all absolute fads that are popular based on a lot of misinformation. 

I'm regularly surprised by the number of seemingly sensible folk who have fallen for the nonsense peddled around it.

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3 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

Almond and soy milk and similar products are all absolute fads that are popular based on a lot of misinformation. 

I'm regularly surprised by the number of seemingly sensible folk who have fallen for the nonsense peddled around it.

What is the misinformation?

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DA seems to be trying to set the world to rights recently. 

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The main reasons that I have encountered for people drinking almond, soy, oat etc milk are that they are lactose intolerant or that they are vegan.  

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36 minutes ago, Dee Man said:

What is the misinformation?

That milk is bad for you and that loads of folk are lactose intolerant when it's only circa 10% of the population.

 

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1 minute ago, DA Baracus said:

That milk is bad for you and that loads of folk are lactose intolerant when it's only circa 10% of the population.

I was recommended to try them as an attempt to curb my eczema. 

It worked. Only soy milk was acceptable taste wise. 

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20 minutes ago, ICTChris said:

The main reasons that I have encountered for people drinking almond, soy, oat etc milk are that they are lactose intolerant or that they are vegan.  

Perfectly valid reasons but given the percentage of the population that are either (or in some cases both) of those things you wouldn't expect it to be so popular.

Some folk might prefer the taste as well, but given how widespread they are there's no doubt that they are a fad, especially when you read some of the nonsense people say about milk.

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8 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

Perfectly valid reasons but given the percentage of the population that are either (or in some cases both) of those things you wouldn't expect it to be so popular.

Some folk might prefer the taste as well, but given how widespread they are there's no doubt that they are a fad, especially when you read some of the nonsense people say about milk.

Two thirds of human beings have some degree of lactose intolerance.  However, in Northern Europe it's much lower with around 5% of people suffering from lactose intolerance.  Around 1.1% of people are vegan, although that's really impossible to estimate.

People who have digestive problems or Irritable Bowel Syndrome are often recommended to cut out dairy or at least milk as well, without necessarily being lactose intolerant.

 

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I used to gave lots of milk in my tea, have lattes etc. but recently they've given me a bit of an upset stomach so I've switched to black tea and coconut/oat milk lattes. Feel a lot better. The Pret hot chocolate made with coconut milk is also superb - the hint of coconut in the background just adds a little something.

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48 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

Perfectly valid reasons but given the percentage of the population that are either (or in some cases both) of those things you wouldn't expect it to be so popular.

Some folk might prefer the taste as well, but given how widespread they are there's no doubt that they are a fad, especially when you read some of the nonsense people say about milk.

There is ongoing research about milk so there's probably a lot of people erring on the side of caution by not drinking cows milk, especially when you consider the hormones and antibiotics that are fired into them. 

There's still some suspicion that the A1 beta-caseine protein isn't good for humans in the long term although there's no conclusive study based evidence as yet. 

I've recently finished medical trial where I was drinking 750ml of A2 milk for 3 months but I've still to get my results. I will report back if and when she gets the finger out and sends me them. 

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7 minutes ago, Dee Man said:

I've recently finished medical trial where I was drinking 750ml of A2 milk for 3 months 

What was the purse? 

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1 minute ago, Dele said:

What was the purse? 

A paltry $50 Bunnings (Aussie B&Q) voucher. I spent more in fuel going to and from the University. 

I just took part out of interest to see what the health benefits or otherwise would be. I've also got a mate with a mad wife who refuses to give her kids any dairy products and I was kind of hoping this could provide me with some sort of first hand knowledge to use as ammunition in our next heated exchange that she is depriving her kids of essential nutrition. 

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53 minutes ago, Dee Man said:

I've recently finished medical trial where I was drinking 750ml of A2 milk for 3 months but I've still to get my results. I will report back if and when she gets the finger out

Keep a bucket handy, just in case  :shutup

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There was a minute's applause for Ricksen at Albion Rovers v Edinburgh City yesterday...
I do hope there was a minute's applause at Ibrox when Albion Rovers' goalie coach Michael Duke sadly passed away....  
We had one at Hampden. The SPFL sent round an e mail saying that clubs could agree on the day to have the applause or not. Sad though it was, I don't see any reason for clubs with no connection to the chap doing this. Do we do this for every tragic death or just where there's an Old Firm connection?

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1 hour ago, Hampden Diehard said:
19 hours ago, tamthebam said:
There was a minute's applause for Ricksen at Albion Rovers v Edinburgh City yesterday...
I do hope there was a minute's applause at Ibrox when Albion Rovers' goalie coach Michael Duke sadly passed away....  

We had one at Hampden. The SPFL sent round an e mail saying that clubs could agree on the day to have the applause or not. Sad though it was, I don't see any reason for clubs with no connection to the chap doing this. Do we do this for every tragic death or just where there's an Old Firm connection?

East Fife and Dumbarton were in agreement with this sensible approach. Tragic as Rickson's early death was, it was decided that there was no connection with either club...

Edited by Angusfifer

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