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Which type of milk is the best for *you*?

 2 years ago       147 Views

But not every body benefits from the same old cow’s milk.

Gillean Barkyoumb, MS, RD, nutritionist and founder of Millennial Nutrition, lends her expertise to help you figure out which is the healthiest addition to your smoothies and granola.

“The high protein content from whey and casein helps build muscle, assists with weight maintenance, and keeps you fuller longer,” she says. And when you look at other high-protein options, soy milk has nearly double the fat as cow’s milk, and oat milk can clock in with as much as 20 grams of sugar per serving (yikes!).

For the non-nutritionists in the crowd, those are a type of fatty acid, and “early research suggests that they may be used for energy before they’re stored.” The healthy fats also give this milk a rich, creamy texture, and help you feel satisfied longer than some of the non-fat options, Barkyoumb says.

“But you want to be careful to really look at the label,” Barkyoumb says.

“The only drawback is that it can be difficult to find, and it’s lower in protein and higher in calories than some of the other options,” says Barkyoumb. Hemp milk might be higher in calories, but at least it’s giving you good stuff, too.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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