By: Janyce Gately MS, RD, LDN, HC
Many people switch to nondairy milk substitutes because of an allergy, intolerance or dietary restrictions. If you’re overwhelmed with the plethora of milk alternatives in the market today, you’re not alone. With so many different types available, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your needs.
All nondairy milk substitutes are fortified with calcium and other minerals, but their nutrient profiles differ in calories, fat and protein, among other things. This quick reference guide can help you make an informed choice based on what you may be looking for; maybe something lower in fat, or perhaps what you may be looking to avoid, i.e. sugar. Despite this information, your taste preference may be the deciding factor.
Here is how the most popular types of nondairy milk substitutes stack up against each other as well as a comparison to 1% milk.
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