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Learn to Love These 7 Alternative Milks


If cow’s milk on your cereal or cheese on your sandwich causes an uncomfortable combination of stomach cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, gastroesophageal reflux, and nausea shortly after ingestion, you may be lactose intolerant (or dairy intolerant)—a condition that occurs when you lack the lactose enzyme, one responsible for breaking down natural lactase sugars in animal milk and associated products (i.e., sour cream, cheeses, and yogurt).

However, if you’re like me, and suffer from an allergy to casein (the protein in cow’s milk), a small bit of milk, butter, or cheese can result in hives, swelling of the lips and mouth, red itchy skin, nasal congestion, coughing, and in severe cases, anaphylactic shock.

According to research from University College London, roughly 60-percent of individuals around the world can’t drink animal milk, while many more simply choose not to. Luckily, you can still get plenty of calcium and vitamin D by sipping the following seven calcium-fortified, milk alternatives…

 

1. Flax Milk

If you prefer to keep your cereal bowl light, flax milk is your best option. Likely the lowest calories milk substitute (at just 25-calories per glass), this fragrant and nutty milk blends tasty-like into smoothies. However, it does lack the essential protein (containing zero protein per glass) that’s available in other milk alternatives—like soya and almond.

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