In recent years many people have gone from drinking milk of animal origin to drinking other types of plant origin for different reasons … They have proliferated several types of milk such as hazelnut, soy or almond among others, and have begun to replace cow’s milk in many homes. But do we really know the benefits each has? We explain it to you so that, after knowing its characteristics, you can choose the one you like most and believe it is beneficial for your health:
– Cow milk.
While there are other milks of animal origin such as sheep or goat, the most widespread and consumed by far is cow’s milk in its different forms (whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed) and has multiple benefits as one of the most complete foods and of high nutritional value. This milk provides proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals.
It also has some disadvantages in certain people (especially lactose intolerant) such as irritation and heartburn and also lacks fiber, iron or vitamin C.
– Soy milk.
One of the most consumed today because it is very good for people allergic to lactose, is the most digestive milk that there is because it does not need enzymes to be digested and is allowed in vegan diets because it does not come from animal origin (which makes it the main alternative to cow’s milk).
It is excellent for people with diabetes, lowers cholesterol and also has a high calcium content.
Among the disadvantages of soy milk, it is not recommended for people with anemia, since citric acid reduces the absorption of many minerals and vitamins.
– Almond milk.
A type of milk of vegetable origin highly recommended for children in the growth phase and low energy people. It is very digestive, beneficial for people with anemia, prevents osteoporosis and reduces cholesterol.
As the main drawbacks, there may be the low protein level of this type of milk and lack of vitamin B.
Currently, these are the 3 types of milk most consumed and these are also its main advantages and disadvantages. As you can see, each one of them has advantages and disadvantages and from our point of view, like everything else in life, you can consume them all (provided that you are not allergic and intolerant to any of them) in a moderate way and combine them in our diet to obtain the benefits of each of them.