Soy, oat, almond, rice, coconut, dairy: Which milk is best for our health?

As to which milk is best, there's no simple answer. Dairy milk tends to come out on top for nutrient quality, though soy is a good substitute from a nutrition perspective

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Milk provides us with important nutrients including calcium, protein, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D, riboflavin (B2), zinc, phosphorus and iodine.

Leah Dowling | The Conversation
A trip to the supermarket presents shoppers with an overwhelming number of milk choices. And far from just being the domain of the modern hipster, plant-based milk alternatives are going mainstream.
These alternatives may be suitable for people who are intolerant to dairy milk, or have ethical or other personal preferences. They tend to be lower in saturated fats and energy than dairy milk, but also lower in protein (except soy) and calcium (unless fortified). Some are also high in added sugars.
As to which milk is best, there’s no simple answer. Dairy milk tends to come out on top for nutrient

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First Published: Sep 29 2020 | 10:05 AM IST

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