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Confused by all the alternatives to dairy milk? We have got your animal- free options

Just when did a simple glass of milk become so complicated? Not so very long ago it was deemed such a wonder drink that school children were given a free daily dose (its nutrient count includes protein, calcium, zinc, vitamins A and B and, if you buy organic, omega 3, too). But the case against it is getting louder: some evidence suggests drinking cow’s milk may increase your risk of diabetes plus breast and ovarian cancers. And with increasing awareness of lactose intolerance, it is not surprising that the number of non- dairy milks available in supermarkets has multiplied recently. So how do they stack up?

Coconut milk

Description: Coconut milk

Creamy coconut milk has been hyped as a wonder food for being high in fibre, iron, magnesium, zinc, folate and vitamin C, but it has hardly any protein

Creamy coconut milk has been hyped as a wonder food for being high in fibre, iron, magnesium, zinc, folate and vitamin C, but it has hardly any protein. Though high in sat fat, it is a type that may be good for you. Kara Dairy- Free coconut Milk *Cals 27 Protein 0.2g Calcium 120mg Carbs 1.9g (sugars 1.6g) Fat 2g (1.9g sat fat)

Best for thickening soups, Asian curries and smoothies.

Soya milk

Description: Soya milk

Soya rivals cow’s milk for protein, and fortified varieties provide similar calcium and vitamin B levels

Soya rivals cow’s milk for protein, and fortified varieties provide similar calcium and vitamin B levels. However, soya is a common allergen and there is debate over whether a high intake is linked to cancer risk. Stick to two to three serving a day. Sainbury’s Love Soya Cals 41 protein 3.4g Calcium 120mg Carbs 2.6g (sugars 2.4) fat 1.9g (sat fat 0.3g)

Best for protein content.

Oat milk

Description: Oat milk

Oats are high in soluble fibre, which can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Oats are high in soluble fibre, which can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. They are also very low in fat. But you will not get much protein from this milk, and you will need an enriched variety to get the calcium and viatmins, too. Oatly Enriched Oat Drink Cals 45 Protein 1g Calcium 120mg Carbs 6.5g (sugars 4g) fat 1.5g (0.2 sat fat)

Best for lowering cholesterol.

Almond milk

Description: Almond milk

Almond milk is made from ground roast almonds and water (and, in many brands, sugar) and is low in both cals and fat

Almond milk is made from ground roast almonds and water (and, in many brands, sugar) and is low in both cals and fat. This one is comparable to cow’s milk for calcium and vitamins B, E and D2, but comes nowhere near it in terms of protein. Alpro Almond Milk Cals 24 Protein 0.5g Calcium 120mg Carbs 3g (sugars 3g) fat 1.1g (sat fat 0.1g).

Best for slimmers.

Rice milk

Description: Rice milk

Rice milk is made from pressed, strained rice mixed with rice syrup and is easier to digest than soya or cow’s milk

Rice milk is made from pressed, strained rice mixed with rice syrup and is easier to digest than soya or cow’s milk. Fortified versions provide calcium and vitamins B and D, but only a trace of protein. Plus it is high in cals and carbs. Rice Dream Original Cals 47 Protein 0.1g Calcium 120mg Carbs 9,4g (sugars 4g) fat 1g (0.1g sat)

Best for sensitive stomachs.

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