Infographic: Milk – Which Type Is the Best Option?

WRITTEN BY: BodyChangers
Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Dairy-free milk options have become a hot topic recently. Whether you’re a fan of soy, almond, coconut, or cow’s milk, it’s essential to know how healthy each option really is.

You might think every type is about the same, but each option varies quite a bit when it comes to nutritional content. While some varieties may be lower in fat, they may have more carbohydrates. For example, soy might be a good source of calcium, but it has significantly less protein than dairy and other non-dairy options. Just because it’s low in calories, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best choice.

The type of milk you’re drinking may not be giving you all of the nutrients you need as part of a balanced diet. See how your favorite type of milk holds up against the competition:

Nutrition information of cow, soy, almond, coconut, and rice milk.


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