Surely I am not alone in being so confused with what is the best dairy alternative to choose with so many conflicting statements about the effects of non dairy milk on the environment, whether they are high in saturated fat, low protein, high in sugar and the list goes on. So I decided to take a closer look and do my best to try and sift through the information about what milk alternatives will suit me the best. It is important to note that it really is an individual decision with what milk agrees with your digestion and caters to food allergies, is the most nutritionally dense for your individual needs but also what feels like the best fit when it comes to your personal consumerism.
When considering the environmental impacts that each dairy alternative has also remember that as research has shown producing a glass of dairy milk results in almost three times more greenhouse gas emissions than any plant based milk and it consumes nine times more land than any of the milk alternatives.
First up is Almond Milk
You are probably wondering what is the best option, it really comes down to what is the right choice for you. Whether you are wanting to put on, maintain or lose weight, whether you have an illness or food allergies that certain ingredients are going to effect, how much protein you need in your diet, what environmental concern you are willing to accept to get the milk you prefer. As you can see there are too many factors for me to say which is best. I currently make my own hemp milk but I am still adjusting to the taste therefore I also add in coconut milk and macadamia milk. There is also no issue to mix it up from week to week to change between a few as well.
Hope you found this helpful, happy milk making/shopping and can pick one that is just right for you and your family.
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