Which is healthier: cow’s milk or vegetable milk?

In the department Food is in check We share a scientific viewpoint on nutrition and health. The internet is full of claims about these two broad topics, but is this information accurate? We provide clarity with the help of many experts. With the day: Is cow’s milk healthier than vegetable milk?

Do you drink cappuccinos with oat milk, or were you brought up believing that cow’s milk is good for everyone? Nowadays, there are countless dairy alternatives available in the supermarket. Coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk, even pea milk… subway I talked about it with nutritionist Camilla Bott. Are these plant-based milks healthier than cow’s milk or not?

cow’s milk vs. plant milk

According to Bot, it’s almost impossible to compare cow’s milk and plant-based milk. “Comparing cow’s milk to a plant-based alternative is like comparing apples to pears. Plant-based drinks don’t have the same properties as animal milk. You can use them in the same way, but they don’t provide you with the same substances. You also can’t draw a conclusion about whether one variant is healthier than another.” According to a nutritionist, this does not mean that one is better. “Both products have their own characteristics.”

Many Dutch people have grown up with the idea that milk is good for us. Do we really need cow’s milk for our health? Not according to bot. “Those who eat a healthy and varied diet get enough protein, vitamins and minerals.” According to the nutritionist, it does not matter whether it is with cow’s milk or vegetable milk.

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Which milk do you choose?

So her advice is: choose what you feel comfortable with. “Milk is fine, if you’re not intolerant of course. Vegetable type is fine too if you’re not allergic. Choose what works best for you, and especially choose what you like.”

The nutritionist adds, “If you choose plant-based drinks, it’s best to choose ones without added sugar and with the highest possible share of nuts, seeds, legumes, or grains.” This way you can be sure that you are making the healthiest choice in the plant-based dairy department.

Curious about the answer to other nutrition-related questions? Then we would like to refer you to this article full of interesting information from the experts: 21 Facts and Myths About Your Diet and Healthy Lifestyle. Enjoy reading!

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