Health Tip of the Week, Sponsored by Baton Rouge General: Are you drinking the right kind of milk?

    It’s easy to be confused by the plethora of milk options available nowadays—From cow’s milk to non-dairy alternatives like almond and soy, what’s right for you depends on your personal dietary needs. Understanding the benefits may help narrow your choices:

    • Cow: Full of vitamin D, calcium, potassium and protein
    • Soy: Low in fat, high in protein, healthy B-complex vitamins
    • Almond: Heart healthy with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
    • Cashew: 8% of your daily iron per serving

    Nut and plant-based milks are great alternatives for vegans, those with dairy sensitivities or concerns with hormones and antibiotics—just watch out for added sugar.

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