Although milk may be a good choice for some, others can’t digest it or choose not to consume it.

Many people can’t tolerate milk because they’re unable to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products.

Interestingly, lactose intolerance affects around 65% of the world’s population.

Others choose not to consume milk or dairy products due to dietary restrictions, health concerns or ethical reasons.

This has led to a wide variety of nondairy milk alternatives, including:

·       Almond milk: Made from almonds, this plant-based alternative is lower in calories and fat than cow’s milk.

·       Coconut milk: This tropical drink made from coconut flesh and water has a creamy texture and mild flavor.

·       Cashew milk: Cashews and water combine to make this subtly sweet and rich substitute.

·       Soy milk: Contains a similar amount of protein as cow’s milk and has a mild flavor.

·       Hemp milk: This alternative is made from hemp seeds and provides a good amount of high quality, plant-based protein.

·       Oat milk: This substitute is very mild in flavor with a thicker consistency, making it a great addition to coffee.

·       Rice milk: A great option for those with sensitivities or allergies, as it’s the least allergenic of all nondairy milks.

When choosing a nondairy milk substitute, keep in mind that many of these products contain added ingredients like sweeteners, artificial flavors, preservatives and thickeners.

Choosing a product with limited ingredients is a good choice when comparing brands. Read the labels to determine which best suits your needs.

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source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/milk-benefits#section6

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