Which Vegan Milk Alternative Is Right?
Dairy-Free Milk Alternatives
Growing up, I was convinced that I needed cow’s milk to build strong bones and have a healthy diet. It wasn’t until much later when my mom started purchasing soy milk that I realized there were other options that were more environmentally conscious—and still healthy. The dairy industry is very environmentally degrading, uses tremendous amounts of water, and emits greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Thankfully, there are new options of milk alternatives on the market, from almond to even milk made from rice—each with their own pros and cons. If looking to replace cow’s milk or try another milk alternative, here’s a quick guide to a few popular options and their impact on health and the environment.