Milk, Soy Milk, Almond Milk, or Rice Milk -- Which is Better? www.healthstandnutrition.com/milk-which-is-better/
Managing milk choices & lactose intolerance:
With so many different choices available to us in the milk section these days it can be challenging to know what to choose. How you answer the question "which is better?" depends on a few things such as food philosophy, taste, age and if you have an allergy or intolerance. Passionate debates happen around this subject since food choices are very personal. There is also a wide variety of nutrition myths when it comes to milk and soy milk that further complicate matters. The good news is that there is something for everyone as these beverages supply several nutrients the most important being calcium.
Why is getting enough calcium so important?
Regardless of which option you choose getting enough calcium is important for a few reasons:
BONE HEALTH Low calcium intake throughout life is a risk factor for osteoporosis or brittle bones. Over 30 years of research has shown that higher calcium intakes lead to greater bone gain during growth, reduced loss with age, and reduced fracture risk.
BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERING Calcium has been shown to lower blood pressure in adults and to reduce the risk of preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy. This effect was clearly demonstrated in the DASH study in which low-fat milk products lowered blood pressure sufficiently to reduce adverse cardiovascular outcomes by 25-30 %.http://www.healthstandnutrition.com/m...