What Are The Healthiest Milk Substitutes?

by Jackie on September 14, 2016

Milk is high in calcium and protein and a is a great source of vitamin D, but there are many who simply cannot have milk or don’t want it in their diet.  In this brief post we mention several great healthy milk substitutes.

buttermilkMost milk substitutes are well suited for vegans and vegetarians and contain fewer calories than normal milk. Soy milk is one of the most popular options. It comes in many varieties, from pure unsweetened to sweetened, and flavored milks. Soy milk is a great source of protein for vegans, and there are also varieties fortified with vitamin D and calcium. This is also a very popular substitute for those who are lactose intolerant.

Rice milk is one of the tastiest milk alternatives. It is lower in protein than soy milk, and contains little calcium, but it also comes in calcium-fortified versions and it is one of the most popular vegan healthy milks, especially for those looking for a milk substitute for hot drinks.

Almond milk is high in calcium and adds great flavor, especially to smoothies and shakes. Hemp milk is less known than the other milk substitutes, but it is high in quality protein and healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids. If you are avoiding cow’s milk and other dairy products, try using some of the different types of milk substitutes to get enough calcium and protein in your diet.

There many milk substitutes out there and some work well for different occasions that others do not, so experiment with the many options to find the best substitutes for you!



Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
I'm a fitness nut. I know what you're thinking, one of these people who has never been fat a day in her life, and can eat whatever she wants. The truth is I struggled with my weight growing up and lived in a household where everything seemed to be fried. Once I got away from home I realized I had the choice to eat and exercise how I wanted. I've gained a lot of insight into working as a personal trainer, and feel I can relate to others that were in my situation. I think if I can do it then you can to, and if you want to start kicking butt then hop on board and lets get started.

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