Moo-ve over, cow's milk: you're not the only option in the dairy aisle these days! Discover the pros and cons of milks from nuts, seeds, and beans—and learn how they stack up with the original. Navigating the dairy aisle has never been more confusing. But now, shelves are lined with a variety of milk alternatives made from nuts, seeds, and beans that also promise to do your body good.
Is drinking cow's milk good for adults? Its health benefits, explained
Back to Eat well. Milk and dairy products, such as cheese and yoghurt, are great sources of protein and calcium. They can form part of a healthy, balanced diet.
But how are you supposed to navigate the growing non-dairy aisle? And are these milk alternatives any healthier than cow's milk? They can contain around calories or less depending on the ratio. Many of these alternative milks also cost more than dairy milk, but they may be worth the spend depending on how often and where you're using them.