Alternatives to whole milk for adults

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July 8, 2019
alternatives to whole milk for adults

В  soy and almond milk are good alternatives for those who wish to avoid dairy milk. Find out about the nutritional content of these and other milk substitutes.

В  milk is not necessary for adults, but its good for kids.

Since almonds are a great plant-based dietary source of calcium, they make an ideal healthy milk alternative. Almonds are also high in other essential minerals such as iron and magnesium, which as you now know, work with other minerals in the body to help them function optimally.

В  almond milk is made with either whole almonds or almond butter and water. It has a light texture and a slightly sweet and nutty flavor.

This milk is also thin and watery, so its not a good cows milk substitute for cooking or baking. A close alternative to cows milk, coconut milk most resembles the texture of whole dairy milk. Its somewhat high in fat (about 5 grams of saturated fat per cup).

Rich in many vitamins, minerals and protein, you can enjoy milk in many ways -- from a refreshing beverage to a satisfying snack or a key baking ingredient.

It seems like there are more questions than answers when it comes to the foods we eat. Is milk bad for you, or will it make you strong and healthy? Research is mixed.

В  whole milk from a cow is composed of about 88 water, 5 lactose (carbohydrates), 3 fat, 3 protein and a good amount of the minerals potassium and phosphorous.

В  whether or not older adults should drink cows milk as part of a healthy diet is controversial.