Milk from cows is known to be a great source of calcium, protein, vitamin D and vitamin A. Individuals with a lactose or milk-protein allergy can find these nutrients in plant-based milks, such as almond milk. However, plant-based milks may not meet the nutritional needs of every individual, especially growing children. This article compares cow, almond, soy, rice and coconut milk to consider whether plant-based milks are an appropriate substitute for children without true milk allergies.
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