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Non-fortified milk alternatives?
rosette74 posted:
I'm currently taking the antibiotic doxycycline, and I've been advised to avoid calcium as it may interfere with its absorption. The thing is, I usually have a quick cereal with soymilk during my morning rush, and the soymilk is fortified with calcium phosphates. I've been trying to find non-fortified milk alternatives at my local grocer without any luck. Could I have some suggestions for milk alternatives, or something that I can splash onto cereal, that do NOT contain calcium? Thanks!
ElaineMageeRD responded:
Boy, great question. Yes, most of the soy milks do have calcium added these days but soybeans are themselves sources of calcium so I would think there is some calcium even without the fortification. There might be some other alternative "milks" that do not fortify with calcium though but almond milk will have some in it as well since almonds naturally contain calcium. You can check the nutrition facts label because calcium is one of the nutrients that the %Daily Value will be included for. A non-dairy creamer may be your best best. There are some fat free varieties like Fat Free French Vanilla from Coffee-mate which seems to have no significant amounts of calcium. --Elaine Magee

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