What kinds of milk are low in carbs? I have heard about coconut milk but I'm not sure what's best.
PS: I am from India, maybe someone might want this info:-)
Non-sweetened almond milk is probably what most people on low carb diets drink, when they drink it. It has < 1g of carb per cup.
Personally, I completely stopped drinking milk because of carbs years ago and I don't look back. I only drink a little bit of half and half with coffee, and even though it still has carbs, it's so little that it makes little difference.
Cows, goat, soy, almond, and coconut milk have around the same carbohydrate levels, so there is not enough difference to make the effort to rework recipes etc.
Also coconut milk has more than 20% fat compared to milk having 1% to 5%. A normal human body can use fats as efficiently as sugars, so total energy of coconut milk will be very high
Approximate carbohydrate %, and kJ per 100 g of milk
Each country, recipe, and supplier will have different figures, these are standardised with Wolfram Alpha, a recognised accurate source, and a neutral source, as they are not involved in the food or dietary industry
In many countries, "standard" milk is homogenised half fat milk, so about half way between skim and full cow milk figures
[Unsweetened Almond Milk] - 2g Carb in 1cup (240g), 1g from sugar and 1g from fiber and fiber should be subtracted from your carb count due to how your body processes it.
So this would be a NET of 1g Carb in 240g. Considering TFD's Almond milk has 4% in 100g leads me to believe that almond milk is sweetened.
If you're on a low carb diet then the unsweetened almond milk is obviously the way to go. For those of us looking to add our low carb protein powder to something other than water or regular cows milk, almond milk is a nice solution. Stay low carb, maintain ketosis ;)
Unsweetened Soya alternative to milk has 0.2g per 100g. Though I wish someone would come up with a way to separate the carbohydrate (sugar) out of cow's milk...
Silk unsweetened Almond Milk is 1 carb .per 1/2 cup . I use the, Silk almond milk with my 1 carb mocha high protein powder by Vega and some ice in blender and with a cup or two of water and make a big chocolate mocha shake that is 2 carbs. I try to keep my carbs at 10 a day.
Carbmaster milk is milk that has been put through a filtration process which removes most of the sugar (the carbohydrate in milk is all a form of sugar). It has one quarter the sugar of regular milk (3 g per cup) and is fat free. I prefer some fat content, so I just add a little heavy cream (adds no sugar). With this addition, Carbmaster tastes as good as any regular 2 percent milk I've ever had. It is a product of the Kroger company, which sells it in its supermarkets, and also in a regional chain called Harris Teeter, found mainly in the Carolinas. (Kroger stores are found in many states across the country).