Which Milk is Most Nutritious (Soy, Cashew, Almond or Coconut)?

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    Nov 12, 2016 1:52 AM GMT
    NYT: In terms of nutrients, nut milks pale in comparison to cow’s milk.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/which-milk-is-most-nutritious-soy-cashew-almond-or-coconut/?
  • jaxsurfer

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    Nov 12, 2016 9:55 PM GMT
    Ultimately, as the article says, cow's milk is the most nutritious compared to these others types. However, I've drank them all for variety, my favorite being hemp milk. The last 6 months, I've stopped buying milk and use protein powder mixed with water instead of milk, on my cereal or oatmeal in the morning, prefering it and the increase in lean muscle mass I've built as a result.
  • Rower1950

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    Nov 12, 2016 10:49 PM GMT
    Nut milks are highly processed, artificial food. They lack most of the nutritional elements of the nuts used to make them.
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    Nov 13, 2016 2:08 AM GMT
    Growing up I was never a fan of cow milk but now can drink a glass of it just as a snack. The sad part is how highly processed even the cow milk is when we buy it from grocery stores.
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    Nov 14, 2016 2:27 AM GMT
    Rower1950 said
    Nut milks are highly processed, artificial food. They lack most of the nutritional elements of the nuts used to make them.

    I have recipes for them, and machines that can do it. Almond milk is very simple to make.

    Depends on how you define "nutritious". The people who make almond milk claim all kinds of advantages over cow's milk. I tried it for over a year, to see if it would reduce my cholesterol. It didn't.

    Then I read a study that said cow's milk wasn't so bad for you after all, even whole (here we go again, discussing these constant food advice revisions in another thread). So I went back to it. Just got my blood work last week, cholesterol is the same as with the almond milk, no change.

    So guess I'll stick with cow's milk, that I prefer. I do think it's more nutritious overall.