In my never ending quest to improve my dietary habits…..and I do a pretty good job already (pat on the back), I have recently chosen to start my mornings without cow milk. Instead, I’m using soy milk. Soy milk is loaded with fiber and protein while still free of cholesterol and saturated fats. Most mornings for breakfast, I have a smoothie with Dream Whey Protein by Greens First, which is gluten free, you can read more about it on My ADD Supplements page .
I also add a glass of water, heaping table spoon of ground flax seed, a cup of blueberries and a banana. Since I replaced the regular milk with soy milk, I’ve noticed I have more energy, am less bloated, it sustains me for a longer period of time through to lunch and I produce less mucus. Yes, sorry to gross you out….but it’s true. Hey, this might be a good way to get kids to stop picking their noses!! Let’s be clear before some jack-ass (and you know who you are) decides to blog and link to this article…..milk and dairy products DO NOT cause ADD/ADHD. However, people with ADD/ADHD often suffer from food allergies, with gluten sensitivity and casein sensitivity. Casein is a protein found in milk, in fact it makes up about 80% of the proteins in milk. Since I stopped drinking milk, I’ve simply noticed I function a little more effectively, including focus, concentration and natural energy.
Soy milk also has loads of Isoflavones, which are connected to helping prevent a whole host of health issues like many cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis and more. I’ll leave it up to you to do your own research and determine if it’s right for you or someone you know.