What should you be looking for in alternative milk?

When buying milk substitutes, it’s important to consider the below on the labels;

  • Protein content should not be less than 7g.
  • Fortified vitamin D or calcium.
  • Ensure the mils have zero sugar or are labeled unsweetened.
  • Less than 3g saturated fats.
  • The sodium used should not exceed 140mg per serving.
  • Lactose-free and low in calories.
  • Other added nutrients like vitamin A and B12 or omega-3 fats.

What are the best milk alternatives?

I highly recommend the below milk alternatives;

Unsweetened Soy milk

Unsweetened soy milk is healthier alternative to dairy milk due to the similar nutritional content but with fewer calories and lactose-free. Soy milk is formed by soaking soybeans and filtering the blended pulp. It contains 8g of proteins, fiber, antioxidants, and polyunsaturated fats, with only 80 calories per cup, making it a healthy plant-based milk option.

Coconut milk

An ideal alternative for people looking for milk that has a sweet tropical taste and is rich in healthy fats. The milk is made by mixing coconut cream with water to produce a high-fat but low-carb and calorie milk. You can add it to teas to boost your satiety.

Peanut milk

Peanut milk is high in proteins and fiber with a creamy taste. It can increase satiety and help you lower your saturated fats and calorie intake.

Anastasia Filipenko

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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