GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Soy milk, 2% milk, whole milk… the options when it comes to milk can be a little tricky. What are the differences and what’s the best?
The United Dairy Industry of Michigan says most plant-based milk alternatives are fortified to try to match milk’s unique nutrients, but they don’t come up as equal. For instance, soy milk and rice milk both have more calories per serving than regular milk (110 and 120 versus 90, respectively). Milk and lactose-free milk also both have naturally occurring calcium, which is easily absorbed by our bodies. Soy, almond, coconut, and rice milks all have add calcium. When in doubt, the United Dairy Industry of Michigan recommends you read the ingredients list on any milk. The rule is: less is more. The fewer ingredients, the more natural the product.