Activ8 Advice: Which Milk is Best?

As the milk aisle is ever-expanding, you’re not alone if you’re confused which milk is best. Whether you’re eating around dietary restrictions or simply looking for a new flavour, more protein, or an eco-friendly option, here’s what you need to know about several popular milks.

Cow’s milk
The most popular of milks, cow’s milk is high in protein, calcium, and B vitamins, and is touted as the milk to drink for strong bones and muscles. However, cow’s milk is rich in saturated fats, so reduced-fat and skim milk can be better options if managing calorie intake.

Soy milk
Soy milk is the most common substitute for cow’s milk and is similar in protein content to cow’s milk, but is much lower in fat. Soy-based products may also help to manage cholesterol levels and some brands include added calcium and vitamins A and D.

Almond milk
This is a dairy-free milk created by toasting and grinding the nuts and blending them with water. The result is a milk with a creamy texture and a nutty taste. Almond milk is also cholesterol and lactose-free and low in sodium, but compared to cow’s milk and soy milk is also low in calories and protein.

Ultimately, all milk and milk alternatives offer various health advantages, nutritional values and of course flavours. We encourage you to do your research, check the labels for ingredients like added sugar or unwanted additives and choose the alternative best for you!