Today in the supermarket there are more options for milk than ever. From traditional cow’s milk to almond, soy, oat, and beyond, there are so many options it is hard to chooses which is best for your diet. Cow’s milk which can come in whole or nonfat often will have the most nutrients but comes with the most fat. Almond milk will have less calories and fat than cow’s milk or soy but will lose out on protein. Goat’s milk is an interesting alternative to cow’s milk with less fat but much of the same nutrients. Soy milk is the most popular alternative to cow’s milk. It has less fat and sugar but many of the nutrients needed like Vitamin D, A and B-12. Some lesser know but growing milk options are cashew, oat, hemp, pea, and rice. Some offer less fat for less nutrients or nonallergic properties.
- Those wanting a nutrient-dense, lower calorie alternative to cow’s milk can consider almond milk, which is lower in calories than soy, or cow’s milk.
- It is important to note, however, that almond milk has less protein than many other types of milk.
- Of the alternative milk variants, rice milk is generally considered the least allergenic
“Nonfat milk is a great option if you prefer cow’s milk but you also want to cut back on fat and calories.”