Dr Oz: The Skinny on Nondairy Milk
Got milk? Dr Oz said that there are so many new non-dairy milk alternatives that it can be hard to choose. Learn more about Soy Milk, Almond Milk, and Rice Milk.
We look to Milk for Vitamin D, Protein, and Calcium. But questions about hormones, gastrointestinal sensitivities, and allergies have driven cow’s milk down 25% from its bestselling decade, the 1970s. After 20 years of white mustache ads, the milk industry is retiring its Got Milk campaign in favor of another slogan.
Dr Oz: Nondairy Milk Taste Test
If you are in the market for a Milk substitute, Dr Oz had some advice for you when he compared varieties of non-dairy milk. He also put his audience to the test with a blind tasting of the options.
One woman said that she and her family still rely on cow’s milk, but she is interested in learning more about her alternative options.
Dr Oz: Skinny on Soy Milk
Dr Oz said that 5% of the audience preferred the flavor of Soy Milk. He explained that this has the most protein of the non-dairy alternatives. He recommended shopping for an organic variety and putting this in coffee.
Dr Oz: Skinny on Almond Milk
In the taste test, 80% of the audience liked the taste of Almond Milk best. The smooth, nutty flavor is popular. Dr Oz said that it is the lowest in calories, but it does not have as much protein. He recommended eating Almond Milk poured over cereal in the morning.
Kids might like it because it is close to the creamy consistency of cow’s milk. Dr Oz said you should choose Unsweetened Almond Milk, and if you go for a flavored variety, choose one with less than 10 grams of sugar.
Dr Oz: Skinny on Rice Milk
Rice Milk was popular with 15% of the audience in Dr Oz’s blind tasting. An audience member said she likes the shelf life of some alternative options.
Rice Milk is thinner compared to most of the milks. Dr Oz does like that it does not cause too many allergy problems. It is also naturally sweet, which makes it great for use in a smoothie.
Dr Oz: Skinny on Cow’s Milk
For old fashioned Cow’s Milk, Dr Oz recommended organic 2% milk, and shop for Enriched or Fortified milk, which gives you about 25% of the Calcium and Vitamin D we need each day.