Dr. Dennis Savaiano will be joining Dr. Galati this week to discuss his research and teachings on the value of milk, milk alternatives, and the need for calcium in the human diet.
Difficulty digesting lactose leads to people giving up on milk, and a loss of calcium in their diet, so badly needed for good health. There are a number of alternatives to cows mild, which Dr. Saviano will discuss. These alternatives are listed below.
Lactose-free milk
LACTAID® Fast Act is the most convenient LACTAID® Supplement that's perfect at home or dining out. Simply have one LACTAID® Fast Act with your first bite of dairy food and enjoy! It's available in easy-to-swallow caplets and delicious Vanilla Twist-flavored chewable tablets and can be used every day, every time you eat any dairy food. LACTAID® Fast Act works naturally to make dairy foods more
digestible, giving you the freedom to enjoy the foods you want, when you want. Read more
Kefir's tart and refreshing flavor is similar to a drinking-style yogurt, but it contains beneficial yeast as well as friendly 'probiotic' bacteria found in yogurt. The naturally occurring bacteria and yeast in kefir combine symbiotically to give superior health benefits when consumed regularly. It is loaded with valuable vitamins and minerals and contains easily digestible complete proteins. For the lactose intolerant, kefir's abundance of beneficial yeast and bacteria provide lactase, an enzyme which consumes most of the lactose left after the culturing process. Read more
Goat's milk
A fresh, ready-to-pour, Grade A goat milk that has a creamy, gourmet taste for drinking and cooking. MEYENBERG products are completely natural without preservatives, no antibiotics, or bovine growth hormones (rBGH).  A ‘real milk’ alternative (not a synthetic replacement like soy or rice beverages) for those that are intolerant or sensitive to cow milk and/or soy products. Read more
Using soy-based foods in your diet, like Silk Soymilk, is a great way to consume natural isoflavones. Studies show that consuming as little as one to two servings of soy a day may help to reap the benefits of naturally occurring isoflavones – we recommend soy milk. Our commitment to healthy lifestyles extends to everything we do here at Silk. That’s why we use natural ingredients in our products, sponsor health-related events and causes and do our best to support our environment.  Learn more about staying healthy with soy milk.
Nut milks
Nut milks, tasty nutritious alternatives to dairy milk or soya milk. This range of nut drinks are designed to add to tea and coffee or other hot beverages. They are excellent on cereals and in baking and are generally dairy free, gluten free, vegan, soya free with low cholesterol by default, but please do check the details and the label on each individual milk. Nut milks are a perfect replacement for dairy and soya milk. Read more
Rice milk
There are some significant nutritional differences between cow and rice milk. Fortified rice milk may make up for some of those differences. You did not mention which type of Rice Dream you are serving your boys, but it should be the brand with fat (not the lite variety) and it should be calcium, vitamin A and D fortified. Compare the following nutritional content for one cup of milk vs. non fortified Rice Dream:
Cow Milk Rice Dream
calories 150 120
protein (grams) 8 1
carbohydrate g. 11 30
fat g. 8 2
calcium mg. 291 20