Sainsbury's and Tesco's have stopped selling it. Anyone know where I can
I'm on a low fat diet, hence I want skimmed milk. I can buy normal and
semi-skimmed, just not skimmed
Would it not have been more helpful to sell normal and skimmed then
people who wanted semi could mix normal and skimmed.
I guess I was stupid not to panic buy. The clever people panic bought,
whilst hypocritically complaining about everyone else panic buying.
Only for some. Mine went over three years ago and as far as I'm
concerned it has made no difference whatsoever. Ice cream, full fat
cheese, mayonnaise, etc, etc are no different than from before the op.
Well, not exactly /no/ difference - my chances of getting gallstones are
And depending on how we process it.
eg. If it passes though the stomach wall into the bloodstream or only
some of it does and the rest being passed though untouched?
It has been suggested there are links to cultures who drink
*homogenised* cows milk versus those who don't homogenise and
But we know the dairy industry is a powerful as the oil, car and NRA.
Cheers, T i m
If fat is the issue (when drinking baby cow growth fluid, the lactate
of a completely different species?) how do Soya / Almond / Oat 'milks'
What is it you don't you get in those that you get in heavily
processed bovine lactate, apart from cow hormones and steroids and
other drugs I mean?
Don't get me wrong, I drank cows milk for most of my life ... until I
became more aware of how bizarre the practice was, and with the
alternatives around (now), isn't something I've missed at all.
Unsweetened oat milk in tea and coffee, unsweetened soya or almond on
And another benefit (atm especially) is it's long life and rarely
pillaged off the shelves. ;-)
And that's ignoring all the water the dairy industry consumes and the
stress on the mothers and calves as they are separated very early on
(so we can drink what the calves should be drinking) ... ;-(
Cheers, T i m
I don't like fat in milk, it makes it taste stale, off. Using up my
ration of fat on something that I don't like the taste of pisses me off.
I guess I will be avoiding milk for a while. I have tried substitutes
and don't like them, even long life. I will just go without.
I much prefer my allowance of fat goes on eggs, curry, sausages, bacon.
Indeed, same here. After years of getting used to the "taste" and "lightness"
of fully skimmed milk, even semi-skimmed tastes as if it got lumps
of clotted cream floating around in it.
That's a good point actually. Unfortunately people who drink skimmed milk
are still regarded as "weirdos" by many people. Same as were vegetarians
vegans and blokes with beards until it became the fashion.
My local small Sainsbury, mainly patronised by more sophisticated types (natch)
normally had a whole shelf of skimmed. While a big Sainsbury a few miles
away despite being ten times the size, and having a more mixed clientele,
often had none.
I think the thinking was, that people who drink semi-skimmed might not have
been able to work this out for themselves, and thus would have been more
capable of making trouble than wierdos who were already weakened by
years of drinking skimmed milk.
On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 19:09:00 +0000, "Jim GM4DHJ ..."
You got two things right there, including starting the para / sentence
with a capital (showing you can do it if you want to)!
Now we know you can do capitals, all you need to do is start most of
your new posts with an O, a T and a : and you might get a bit closer
to getting people to actually reply to you, so you don't have to get
all upset when they reply to others posting similar.
Homogenised (a marketing process) milk also contains it's fat in very
small particles that it has been suggested can easier pass though the
digestive system lining and into the bloodstream (than non
homogenised, were the undigested lumps just pass through) and can have
an impact on peoples cholesterol levels (cholesterol a result of an
enzyme on the outside of the fat droplet eroding the inside of our
blood pipework, requiring the body to produce cholesterol in an
attempt to repair the damage)?
I did recently book a '60+ MOT Blood test and was interested to see my
cholesterol levels since I stopped drinking cows milk a few years back
... but then Covid-19 appeared and I didn't fancy sitting round the
'packed' blood clinic all morning ... ;-(
Cheers, T i m
All such tests are simply a one-off snapshot and the actual figure
can vary quite a lot. You can verify this for yourself by buying
a self-test meter and strips or take the word (after having first
forked out for the meter and strips ) of people who've studied
the topic. Google some of the text to find the link.
Taken together, these studies demonstrate several points. First, there was substantial
day-to-day variability in total cholesterol. For example, 80 percent of Mogadam's
subjects had fluctuations in excess of 30 mg/dl, and 25 percent had fluctuations
exceeding 50 mg/dl.
The standard conversion to UK mmol/L units is divide by 38.6
which gives ranges of 0.7 mmol/L and 1.29 mmol/L respectively.
Most subjects would probably find an improvement or deterioration
of 1.29 1.29 mmol/L on a one of test, which can affect 25% of subjects
fairly significant I would imagine.
It's the same as BP basically. It's the average that matters which is
why its better to self test, which in the case of BP costs nothing
further after the initial outlay apart from batteries.
On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 20:52:03 -0000, "michael adams"
Of course but depending on what you are looking for. If it's your
cholesterol or blood sugar levels then I agree, if it's for the
presence of some specific marker then no (and my Dr ticked most of the
I did enquire about that sort of thing here a while back but was
pointed to getting a test done via the Dr.
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