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In general, cow's milk contains more nutrients than other dairy and alternative products. However, regular milk can be high in fat and calories, so if you're looking to cut down on calories or fat intake, it may be best to opt for a lower-fat variety such as skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. Soy and nut milk are usually fortified with extra calcium and vitamins, making them a good choice for those who want more nutrients.

For lactose-intolerant individuals, many dairy alternatives are available that are free from cow's milk proteins. These include products made from:

  • Soy
  • Coconut
  • Cashew 
  • Almond
  • Oat
  • Rice

All of these alternative products should be checked for nutritional content. Soy milk may contain added calcium, whereas almond and coconut milk usually don't. These need to be considered when making dairy-free choices.

Why Dairy & Alternatives

Not only do dairy and alternative products provide a great source of calcium, protein and other essential vitamins and minerals, but they are also good for bone health, muscle function, and cell repair. Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and butter contain fats that help us absorb vitamins from other food sources and provide energy.

For those with lactose intolerance or vegan lifestyles, dairy alternatives can be a great way to get the same nutritional benefits without consuming animal products. Dairy-free products are also becoming increasingly popular for people looking to reduce their fat and calorie intake and maintain a healthy diet. 

Benefits of Dairy & Alternatives

  • Typically lower in fat and calories than cow's milk
  • Usually fortified with calcium, vitamins, and minerals
  • A Good source of protein for vegans and vegetarians
  • Taste great and can be used in a variety of recipes
  • Can help meet the nutritional needs of those with lactose intolerance 
  • Often more affordable than cow's milk
  • Provide health benefits while helping to reduce animal product consumption

Tips on How to Choose the Best Dairy & Alternatives

When choosing dairy and alternative products, check the label for nutritional information. Pay attention to the following:

  • Fat Content 

Look for low-fat varieties such as skimmed or semi-skimmed milk 

  • Vitamin and Mineral Content

Fortified soya and almond milk are good sources of calcium

  • Sugar Content

Many dairy and alternative products can contain added sugars, so check the ingredients list 

  • Price Point

Dairy-free options can sometimes be more expensive, so shop around for the best deal 

  • Taste and Texture 

Different types of milk have different tastes and textures, so experiment with a few to find what you like best. 

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