carbs and sugar in different skim milk

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    Hello,
    I'm confused by the nutritional information of different "skim" milk.

    Coles skim milk has the following (per 250 ml):
    Carbs=12,8
    Sugar=12,8

    Sanitarium skim milk has the following (per 250 ml):
    Carbs=12,8
    Sugar=5

    My understanding is that any carb eventually gets broken down into sugar, so there is NO real
    difference between Coles milk and Sanitarium milk.
    The only advantage of Sanitarium is that the 12,8 - 5 = 7,5 g of carbs are going to take time to be transformed into sugar while the 12,8 g of carbs of Coles milk don't need to be transformed in sugar as they are all, already sugar.
    Am I missing something?

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    I don't think I could drink something called Sanitarium milk...reminds me of the old TB hospitals...
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    Quote Originally Posted by seasoul View Post
    Hello,
    I'm confused by the nutritional information of different "skim" milk.

    Coles skim milk has the following (per 250 ml):
    Carbs=12,8
    Sugar=12,8

    Sanitarium skim milk has the following (per 250 ml):
    Carbs=12,8
    Sugar=5

    My understanding is that any carb eventually gets broken down into sugar, so there is NO real
    difference between Coles milk and Sanitarium milk.
    The only advantage of Sanitarium is that the 12,8 - 5 = 7,5 g of carbs are going to take time to be transformed into sugar while the 12,8 g of carbs of Coles milk don't need to be transformed in sugar as they are all, already sugar.
    Am I missing something?

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    I wouldnt bother..
    The only thing that you should look up are calories./

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    What you said is true, all carbs eventually become glucose during digestion; but that doesnt mean glucose is the same as a starch just because it 'ends up' as glucose on the other end.

    So there is a very real difference between the two.
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    The difference between those two are micro nutrients. Simple sugars are source of empty calories when carbs with low IG are packed with nutrients like fiber, vitamins, antioxidants..
    The benefits from eating low glycemic index foods are much greater.
    I enjoy my life- once for some time I eat foods that are high glycemic and other time I choose low GI foods.
    Just remember to stick to your macros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainevant View Post
    The difference between those two are micro nutrients. Simple sugars are source of empty calories when carbs with low IG are packed with nutrients like fiber, vitamins, antioxidants..
    The benefits from eating low glycemic index foods are much greater.
    I enjoy my life- once for some time I eat foods that are high glycemic and other time I choose low GI foods.
    Just remember to stick to your macros.
    what about fruit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    what about fruit
    Fruits like grapefruit, berries, apples are low GI..
    Only couple of them have high GI.
    In my diet I have lots of fruits and I'm not getting fat at all.
    I just look on my macros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seasoul
    Hello,
    I'm confused by the nutritional information of different "skim" milk.

    Coles skim milk has the following (per 250 ml):
    Carbs=12,8
    Sugar=12,8

    Sanitarium skim milk has the following (per 250 ml):
    Carbs=12,8
    Sugar=5

    My understanding is that any carb eventually gets broken down into sugar, so there is NO real
    difference between Coles milk and Sanitarium milk.
    The only advantage of Sanitarium is that the 12,8 - 5 = 7,5 g of carbs are going to take time to be transformed into sugar while the 12,8 g of carbs of Coles milk don't need to be transformed in sugar as they are all, already sugar.
    Am I missing something?

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    The sugar in skim milk is mostly lactose which is classified as a good carb. Low gi Carb to be exact.. Great for dieting.
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    Agree/

    By the way - milk is awesome source of calcium - this compund helps to burn fat.
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    I made the conversion from skim to whole milk- and now I can't ever go back to skim. I might as well drink water if I'm gonna have skim milk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrobatt View Post
    The sugar in skim milk is mostly lactose which is classified as a good carb. Low gi Carb to be exact.. Great for dieting.
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    Your not missing anything. Milk has a certain amount of sugar in it. I think skim milk is overall more healthy than 2percent or whole milk. When it comes to milk its great for vitamin D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleGauge1 View Post
    Your not missing anything. Milk has a certain amount of sugar in it. I think skim milk is overall more healthy than 2percent or whole milk. When it comes to milk its great for vitamin D.
    Just curious how skim is healthier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcun44 View Post
    Just curious how skim is healthier?
    It's 'healthier' because it has a lower fat content and skim milk usually has a higher protein content. But eating/drinking fat doesnt make you fat, its mostly for the average, sedentary person who may develop cardiovascular problems from excessive fat intake coupled with low exercise. I wouldnt worry about it if you are active though.
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    Skim milk is more processed so I wouldn't say that is more healthier.. It has less calories for sure but nothing else.
    I read couple of articles on the web and the opinions are different. Some experts say that milk isn't good and some of them are milk lovers.
    For me everything in moderate is ok.
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    I assumed the Ancel Keys saturated fat myth had been thoroughly debunked by now and we all weren't still thinking that low fat diets are in any way healthier for us. I can buy the Skim Milk is healthier due to higher protein content- but I won't buy the fat content argument. To each their own, however, not something I am anxious to get worked up about.
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