Trendy, sure, but this popular dairy-free milk substitute has plenty of health benefits that make it more than a passing fad.
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Thinking of switching from regular milk to nut milk? “It can be a good alternative for anyone who is allergic or sensitive to dairy, a good choice for anyone trying to cut back on calories, and a good option especially for my clients with prediabetes/diabetes as it is much lower in carbohydrates compared to cow’s milk and so has a lower impact on their blood sugar,” says Vandana Sheth, RDN, certified diabetes educator, author of My Indian Table: Quick & Tasty Vegetarian Recipes, and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. It is low in protein, though, so you want to make sure you are getting protein from other foods, she adds.
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- Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDE, FAND, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, and author of My Indian Table: Quick & Tasty Vegetarian Recipes.
- National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Calcium.”
Important Notice: This article was originally published at www.thehealthy.com by Alyssa Jung where all credits are due. Medically reviewed by Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD.