Is Almond Milk Healthier for You Than Cow's Milk?


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Almond milk has as much calcium and vitamin D as dairy milk, as well as fewer calories. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that people absorb the nutrients in dairy milk more easily.

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Is Almond Milk Healthier for You Than Cow's Milk?
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Almond milk is a popular dairy alternative for vegans and people with milk sensitivities. Almond milk contains about 60 calories per 8-ounce serving, compared to 90 to 130 calories per 8-ounce serving of dairy milk. Almond milk is rich in vitamins and minerals including potassium, manganese, magnesium, vitamin E, copper and selenium. Almond milk is naturally low in saturated fat and contains no dietary cholesterol. Dairy milk contains lactose and the protein casein, both of which have been linked to digestive problems in some people.

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