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Is There a Low Carb Milk?

Michelle asked: â??Do you know anything about the low carb milk? Is it ok to have that on induction? I think it has 3g of sugar and 3 carbs per 1 cup. Thanks, Michelleâ?

Hey Michelle. You have asked the question that has pondered the minds of many out there. Many people are milk fanatics and canâ??t help but to drink it on a regular basis. If you think about it this way, we were all raised with our parents telling us drinking milk builds strong bones and gives us our calcium.

The problem we face is that milk is high in carbs so what can we do to get around that? The answer is much easier to come by then most think. There are multiple brands of low carb milk on the market, but most arenâ??t available at your local supermarket now that the whole diet craze has slowed down a bit. Rather, you should be able to find them at your local health food store or the nearest Wal-Mart, K-Mart, or Target.

The most popular brand of low carb milk on the market seems to be made by Hood and is called â??Hoodâ??s Low Carb Countdown Milkâ? It generally comes in a half gallon bottle and the average price looks to be about $2.50 per each. And you are absolutely right, Michelle! The â??Whole milkâ?? is 3 grams of carbs per 1 cup serving . It also contains Splenda which, for some reason, people are scared about. Remember, Splenda is a low carb sweetener and if 1 cup of Carb Countdown only contains 3 grams of carbs, then the Splenda isnâ??t giving much an effect.

Some more popular facts about Carb Countdown is that it will last for up to 2 months in the fridge until you break the seal, then you must watch it like regular milk. 7 days is the typical life expectancy once opened, but the sniff test usually works for that too. It seems to have a higher protein count than regular milk as well (about 50% more) and is definitely not a soy beverage. The milk provides 35% of your calcium, 25% of your Vitamin D and 10% of your Vitamin A daily requirements.

Additionally, this version of milk has 75% fewer carbs. The standard bottle of Carb Countdown is 2% reduced fat milk with vitamins A and D, but also comes as chocolate flavored. The Chocolate Carb Countdown milk seems to be even more popular then the regular because of its tasty chocolaty flavor. The only warning about this product is that you do not want to let it boil because the extra protein has a tendency to clot.




One Response to “Is There a Low Carb Milk?”

  1. Zara says:

    I am based in the UK, London and I have not heard of this brand of low carb milk. Is it available over here or just in the States?

    Also, could you tell me the best low carb bread available in the UK? I seem to struggle on this diet when it comes to bread!

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