Which milk is your favorite? Credit @meowmeix —— With so many milks on the mark…
Which milk is your favorite?
Credit @meowmeix ✨
With so many milks on the market all claiming they are healthier than the rest, it can be hard to navigate which on this the best fit for you! Did you know that 65% of the adult population is lactose intolerant? This can lead to a lot of digestion and skin issues for some people who consume diary, especially non-fermented forms of dairy (fermented forms = Greek yogurt, Kefir, cottage cheese). Lactose intolerance also really depends on your genetics. For example, Only 5% of people of northern European descent are lactose intolerant vs. up to 90% of people from East Asian descent are lactose intolerant.
That’s why it’s a beautiful thing that there are so many different milk alternatives on the market today. Below I’m breaking down the pros and cons each milk. Special shoutout to @kids.eat.in.color for very much inspiring this post. My post is more targeted at the pros & cons for adults but check hers out for children recommendations.
Almond milk pro: low in calories, contains vitamin E, lactose free
con: low in protein
Cashew milk – pro: good source of fiber, full of iron, low In calories, lactose free
Con: low in protein .
Coconut milk – pro: low in calories, contains potassium, lactose free
con: low in protein
Dairy milk – high in protein, higher in calcium
cons: higher in sugar & not good for people with a lactose intolerance. Also, U.S. dairy is pasteurized so it loses some of its beneficial nutrients and enzymes.
Soy milk – pro: high in protein, vitamin D & B12, lactose free
con: not good for those w allergies and who already have an estrogen dominance/too much estrogen in their system.
Oat milk – pro: nut/soy/lactose free, helps lower cholesterol and aids digestive health
Cons: can be higher in sugar & carbs
With all this mind, remember to opt for the unsweetened versions when you buy them at the store! .
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