If you're considering going vegan and cutting out dairy products there are a few things you need to keep in mind before making the diet change.
These days, you can walk down your grocery aisles and find many different non-dairy milk options.
But have you ever wondered if non-milk is providing you with the much needed nutritional value?
Experts say that when it comes to plant-based, non-dairy milks – like almond milk, rice milk, soy milk, coconut milk or hemp milk – many people don’t realize these non-dairy milk options don’t always have the same naturally occurring nutrients as the dairy milk we're used to.
In fact, health fundis say substituting another beverage for milk can lead to gaps in calcium and other key nutrients like high-quality protein, phosphorus and vitamin B12 so it's important to do it right.