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Why You Should Switch Your Cow's Milk for Rice Milk

cow milk vs rice milk

Rice milk has more nutrients than cow's milk. It also is less likely to cause gastritis and can help you lose weight.


There are hundreds of methods out there for losing weight, however, one of the best ways to lose weight and keep the weight off is reducing the amount of calories you store up at the end of every day. When you prepare, do research and have the willingness to try new things. For example, you can substitute rice milk to reduce you daily caloric intake.

Rice milk is an unsweetened milk that is made from brown rice. Rice milk has 278 calories and 5.6 grams of fat in a pint and 1.5 grams of fat in a cup with no saturated fat. In comparison, cow's milk has 370 calories and 22 grams of fat.

Rice milk is a plant-based milk that strengthens the immune system. It’s also very easy to digest and also has almost as many nutrients as other milk alternatives, such as almond milk. Rice milk is very high in calcium and a variety of vitamins. Rice milk is also the perfect milk alternative for those who can’t eat a lot and for those with gastritis or stomach acid, since cow's milk can cause gastritis. It’s also the best there is for reducing cholesterol and has a high amount of Vitamin D.

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One thing to remember is that rice milk doesn’t have as much protein as cow’s milk. This is a perfect example of why we should include dried fruits and nuts in our diet to give us the protein that we need. A healthy regimen consists of rice milk, fruits, vegetables and plenty of exercise.

Be sure to choose organic rice milk that doesn’t have added sugars or sweeteners, for example vanilla rice milk or other flavors. Make a list of your meals and snacks that you currently use cow’s milk and put the list in the area of your kitchen where you prepare food. This way when you prepare these you'll remember to use rice milk instead. For example, when you’re making a bowl of cereal use a cup of rice milk instead of a cup of cow’s milk. If you enjoy having a warm breakfast, such as oatmeal, use rice milk instead of cow’s milk over the oatmeal to reduce calories and fat.

Drink rice milk instead of those high-calorie beverages, such as milkshakes, sodas, smoothies and sweetened juices, to reduce calories and fat from sugars that you consume in a day. Drink a 6 to 8-ounce glass of rice milk for a great tasting drink. Another great tasting low-calorie treat is ice cream made from rice milk. You can also substitute rice milk for sweetened condensed cow’s milk in recipes.

Rice milk, along with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, is the best way to lose weight and keep off the pounds.