Adding nut milk to your diet
“The nutritional properties of plant-based milks depend on the plant source, processing and fortification,” according to a recent study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.
The good news? According to the same study, plant-based milks can be a great alternative to cow’s milk. You just have to know what to look for.
Two basic rules for nut-milk shopping: Buy unsweetened, and get it from the refrigerated section. The shelf-stable nut milks tend to have more preservatives and artificial ingredients. Better yet, make your own. Not only are DIY nut milks fresher, some of them also have major health benefits when they’re made at home.