Milk And Diabetes


Many diabetics love milk, but worry about if it is good for their condition. The answer is that milk should be considered as many other food groups. As long as the right types are eaten in moderation, it be incorporated into their diet.

But like other foods there are way to abuse milk. The first involves consuming too much of it. This is not a problem for some due to the fact that they are lactose intolerant. This automatically limits their consumption.

One area that diabetics do not consider is cooking with milk. It is easy to forget how much milk is used in preparing meals because we don't see the end result in a glass, as it is disguised in the food itself. Just remember to include the calories as part of your daily limit.

Milk also can contain a lot of fat, a definite no-no for diabetics. The way around that is to only have milk that is 2 percent, skim or fat free. While some may not mind the difference in taste, it is a deal-killer for others.

There are ways around that, too. You can try other types of milk such as goats milk or soy. Both of these are healthy alternatives to cow's milk and still contain many vital nutrients and vitamins. In fact, many find it healthier because it doesn't have the possible hormones, antibiotics or steroids that cow's milk does.

These other types of milk may take some getting used to, but since they are chemical-free, lactose-free, low in fat and high in vitamins and minerals, it is a healthy alternative for diabetics, as well as non-diabetics.