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.