Of course, we usually buy the fat-free store brand milk, which is cheapest. And that's always kept me from looking at other options, but battling these cereal peaks requires better low carb milk ammunition. There were several soy milk options that had half the amount of carbs of my usual purchase, but I guess I've never really understood the soy craze. Other milk options had less amount of carbs, but were loaded in fat. The best option I could find with a good fat:carb ratio was a soy milk option with 2.5 g of fat and 6 g of carbs in one cup. There were also some organic milk options, and of course those appealed to me. I've mentioned before that I'm not 100% organic in all my grocery purchases, but I definitely like to buy all natural and make less post-processed meals when I can.
I finally settled on an organic, no sugar added, soy milk with 4 g of fat and 4 g of carbs in one cup of milk. I didn't realize the amount of fat in one cup until I got home. It's significantly higher than my usual fat-free purchase, but most of the fat in this milk is polyunsaturated, which is a good fat that has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. And according to my last blood work results, I could use some cholesterol-fighting power milk. Even though it's good fat, it's still fat. So I will have to see how much this milk really helps in the blood sugar department before I settle on it for my new, usual milk.
So far this morning, my fasting BG was 74 mg/dL and my peak was 123 mg/dL with my Kashi cereal and this milk. It seems to be passing in the diabetes department. Does anyone else have a good milk they'd like to share? I'm still open to other options.