Alternatives To Cow Milk You Should Know About
It is like every day there is a new health trend to get into. Most recently I have been thinking about going dairy free. Apparently, the same way human breast milk is made to give babies all the nutrients they need to grow. Cow milk is made for calfs to get all their nutrients to grow. So in a way, dairy milk is not too good for us. However, most of us dairy is such a huge part of our diet, so what are the alternatives to dairy milk?
Here are a few to get you started:
Coconut Milk: Made from blending coconut meat that is filled with nutrients like magnesium, iron and potassium. Best part is, it should be pretty easy to find in a supermarket near you.
Almond Milk: Another easy to find alternative. Almond milk is made from a mixture of finely grounded almonds and water. It is free of many common allergens and is lactose, soy and gluten free.
Oat Milk: Just like almond milk oat milk is lactose free. Filled with fiber oat milk provides you with energy and fills you up relatively quickly.
Soy Milk: Popular in the vegan community, soy milk is suitable for those with a gluten, lactose, or milk protein intolerance. It is a good source of protein and essential fatty acids.
Now the real question is would you go non-dairy? That means not only swapping out your milk but also other dairy products like cheese, butter, MILKSHAKES?! #choosingdairyfree