The calcium content in alternative milks is misleading
Data from the NDC concedes that alternative milks like soy, almond, and coconut often pack more calcium than traditional cow's milk, but the bioavailability of those nutrients is usually significantly lower. This means your body has a hard time absorbing them, which cancels out the benefits of higher concentrations.
Rice, coconut, and almond milk won't deliver protein
Cow's milk and soy milk clock in at 8% of your daily protein intake, while the others only contain 1% of your recommended protein. Also, these alternatives aren't complete proteins so they're harder for your body to utilize.
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Dan Gentile is a staff writer at Thrillist. He just tried Mill-King's delicious low-temp pasteurized milk, and it makes him glad he's not pregnant, elderly, or a child. Follow him to peanut butter jelly time at @Dannosphere.