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Soy milk vs Cow's milk

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Ulysses G.    25,571

They have it at Rimping, but it is imported, organic and expensive. I used to get the home made stuff at the Vegetarian Council (kind of) near Airport Plaze and it was very cheap.

Thanks for your input Ulysses-seems that Rice Milk is very low on Protein and high on carbs but great for cholestorol. Seems you can make it at home but its a chore. Can you give me directions please to the place near Airport Plaza that sells it. Save me wandering around that area like a lost soul.....

I do not know how to use Google maps and am not good with directions, so take this with a grain of salt. If I remember correctly. there is a road that runs North to South from RAM Hospital straight into Airport Plaza. If you go about halfway between those two points on that road on the same side of the road as RAM Hospital, there is a sign that says something like "Vegetarian Council" with lots and lots of vegetarian cooked foods and products inside.

Good luck with figuring out who sells brown rice milk, but I did it, so you can too.

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Lactosoy could be a good mix for you at a reasonable price if that is what you are looking for.

I read a link above and it did not seem to show much against soy milk only maybes, in certain cases... In the past i have never seen true negatives about soy milk. There may be new studies out there...

I am a vegetarian (for no special reason) so I eat tofu and drink sugar free soy milk.

The pros of getting a complete vegetarian protein outweigh whatever cons there may be for soy milk.

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UdeBoCM    78

You don't need to buy processed soy milk from the supermarket, you are also paying for the packaging that is more expensive than the milk itself and that is also not recyclable.

Just go to the soi (not pun intended) corner and buy it from the street stall next to you (ask for nam tahoo), it's fresh and inexpensive at the current 8 bahts a bag in town, cheaper if you live in a village. But of course you can't recycle the bag either. These stalls also sell fresh cow milk and you can ask your soya milk with some gelatinous seeds (I always wonder what those really are), and even have it without sugar (mai dai sai nam tarn, please).

Almond milk not readily available around (or imported, expensive and therefore not so ethically green)

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UdeBoCM    78

They have it at Rimping, but it is imported, organic and expensive. I used to get the home made stuff at the Vegetarian Council (kind of) near Airport Plaze and it was very cheap.

Thanks for your input Ulysses-seems that Rice Milk is very low on Protein and high on carbs but great for cholestorol. Seems you can make it at home but its a chore. Can you give me directions please to the place near Airport Plaza that sells it. Save me wandering around that area like a lost soul.....

I do not know how to use Google maps and am not good with directions, so take this with a grain of salt. If I remember correctly. there is a road that runs North to South from RAM Hospital straight into Airport Plaza. If you go about halfway between those two points on that road on the same side of the road as RAM Hospital, there is a sign that says something like "Vegetarian Council" with lots and lots of vegetarian cooked foods and products inside.

Good luck with figuring out who sells brown rice milk, but I did it, so you can too.

It's Santi Asoke Buddhist veg restaurant. Very inexpensive

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NancyL    6,822

If people don't consume dairy products regularly they can develop lactose intolerance -- which will cause diarrhea if that person consumes dairy after a long absence in consumption.

So, if I'm buying food for someone I don't know well and don't know if they regularly consume dairy, I always play it safe a buy soy milk for coffee, etc, instead of cow's milk.

Because of this, I'm careful to consume a little dairy every day so I don't become lactose intolerant myself.

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almond milk is easy to make.

It's just the price of almonds of about ~300 baht per 500 grams(Yok store) its not cheap and I think they are from China.

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-almond-milk-at-home-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-189996

Coconut cream is great in a lot of drinks like coffee or tea and reasonable price of 22 baht for 250 ml at Tops etc.

Coconut milk is nearly as good in drinks, cereal etc.

The fats in coconut are vastly superior to soy's and without the hormone baggage.

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Ulic    3,278

One tastes great, the other not so much. coffee1.gif

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ozyjon    935

I remember years ago when Soy milk came on the market and the propaganda machine started the publicity , then the tabloids took up the (paid) publicity and the whole world was drinking the stuff until people started getting sick and some folk actually dies from it and the government stepped in and told people to drink it moderately, personally i hate the taste and don't drink it, but why don't you give it a try, research the product for yourself first to see whether it suits your needs. (This was in Sydney by the way.)

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I remember years ago when Soy milk came on the market and the propaganda machine started the publicity , then the tabloids took up the (paid) publicity and the whole world was drinking the stuff until people started getting sick and some folk actually dies from it and the government stepped in and told people to drink it moderately, personally i hate the taste and don't drink it, but why don't you give it a try, research the product for yourself first to see whether it suits your needs. (This was in Sydney by the way.)

Is someone dying from soy milk a myth or a documented fact?

Please post the link to prove the death as it sounds unrealistic...

And is there anything that is not best in moderation?

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JSixpack    3,215

If you're gonna go soy milk, go unsweetened V-Soy (a UHT soybean milk also), which has added calcium. The Thais make a local unsweetened soybean milk--you can buy it in bottles at most supermarkets when it's in stock. The Thai local markets often have soybean milk, and I've heard you can ask for it unsweetened.

You'll hear for and against soy. And nothing wrong with organic whole milk from grass-fed cows. But we don't have that here. If you've got the dosh, yeah, there's all manner of imports. I love almond milk myself, but I can't really afford it here.

My advice, assuming you're on a budget: do milk one day, unsweetened soybean milk the next. Use artificial sweetener for the soybean milk, though V-Soy doesn't taste too bad.

The fact that you'd consider Lactasoy, with its added sugar, suggests you don't have a clue anyway. Something else will surely get you other than soybean milk or regular whole milk. Neither are particularly dangerous. Don't overthink this.

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Bkungbank    241

Don't buy ready make soy milk as it contain sugar ,addictive and preservative, try to soak your own soy milk in market, try to buy peel of soy which outer skin not good for us.

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