Varieties of Vegan Milk

22 12 2010

Soy Milk
Tastes: thick with a chalky aftertaste; available in chocolate, vanilla, sweetened or unsweetened.
Nutrition: claims to reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) by 10% with 4 daily servings; often fortified with vitamin A and D; a source of protein.  Cons: linked to hypothyroidism; not a significant source of calcium

Rice milk
Tastes: sweet, available in chocolate, vanilla, sweetened or unsweetened.
Nutrition: often fortified with calcium, vitamin A and D.
Cons: super high glycemic index rating

Hemp milk
Tastes: light nutty flavor, can taste a little thin; available in chocolate, vanilla, sweetened or unsweetened.
Nutrition: highly alkaline protein; complete protein containing 20 amino acids, including all 10 essential fatty acids; often fortified with vitamins A and D.

Almond Milk
Tastes: light, nutty flavor, definitely the best tasting of the “milks;” available in chocolate, vanilla, sweetened or unsweetened.
Nutrition: Rich in magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, vitamin E, selenium and calcium, as well often fortified with vitamins A and D, perhaps one of the more nutritious “milks.”


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