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The Pros and Cons of 8 Different Types of Milk

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Chances are your parents and grandparents grew up with just one kind of milk – the type that comes from a cow. But these days there are so many different kinds of milk – from almond milk to cashew milk – that it’s hard to know which one is best for you and your family.

The answer, it seems, depends on what you’re looking for in your milk. If you’re trying to cut back on fat, you may be most interested in certain types of milk, while those concerned about sugar or calorie consumption may have different choices entirely…

 

1. Cashew Milk

When purchased in a store, cashew milk is fairly similar to the more popular almond milk. In most cases it comes with about 40 calories and 3.5 grams of fat per cup. Cashew milk is often fortified with vitamins D, B12 and A.

The drawback of cashew milk is that, like almond milk, it’s typically much lower in protein than soy or cow milk, meaning it may not keep you feeling full very long. That can be remedied by making cashew milk at home, but this process can also increase the calories per cup.

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