By Tanisha Bawa & Aditi Verma on June 9, 2022 Vegan Milk is also known as ‘Plant Milk’ is a dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk that can be made from nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes. It has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its health and its environmental and animal welfare benefits. Plant milk is lower in calories and saturated fat than cow’s milk, and it also contains important nutrients such as vitamin D, calcium, and potassium. Additionally, plant milk does not contain cholesterol or lactose, making it a good & healthy choice for people who are allergic to dairy or lactose intolerant. Here is a list of 5 different types of vegan milk for a healthy lifestyle : COCONUT MILK Coconut milk is a dairy-free replacement for cow’s milk that can be used in everything from lattes to ice cream. It’s made by soaking shredded coconut in water and then straining it, resulting in a creamy liquid that has a slightly sweet taste. Coconut milk is high in fibre and vitamin C, as well as magnesium, potassium, and copper. It also contains lauric acid, which acts as an antimicrobial agent and helps to boost the immune system, improve heart health, help lose weight, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut milk is high in saturated fat, but it also contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), which are metabolized differently than other types of fat. MCFAs are absorbed and metabolized quickly, so they are less likely to be stored as body fat. ALMOND MILK Almond milk is packed with nutrients — including vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, and zinc — that are essential for maintaining good health and making it a healthy choice for those looking for a lactose-free option. Additionally, almond milk contains high levels of antioxidants that can help protect against disease. Almond Milk has a creamy texture and nutty flavour that makes it a great choice for coffee, cereal, smoothies, and more. They also contain monounsaturated fats, which can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. OAT MILK Oat milk is also lactose-free, has a creamy texture, and has a subtly sweet flavour that makes it a desirable choice for coffee, cereal, and baking. Oat milk is a good source of protein, fibre, and vitamins B and D. It also contains antioxidants that may help protect against disease. It also contains beta-glucan, a type of fibre that can help reduce cholesterol levels and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. It is also high in antioxidants, including vitamin E and polyphenols, which can help protect against heart disease and cancer. HEMP MILK Hemp milk is an increasingly popular dairy alternative, produced from the hemp plant. It is made by grinding raw hemp seeds into a liquid that is then strained. Its creamy texture and nutty flavour make it a desirable choice for consumers looking for something different from traditional dairy options. It is low in calories and high in essential fatty acids, including omega-3s and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), which can improve heart health, joint pain, and moods. It also contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete source of protein. Hemp milk is lactose-free and cholesterol-free, and it contains beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. CASHEW MILK Cashew milk is a dairy-free, vegan-friendly drink made from ground cashews and water. It can be used as a substitute for cow’s milk in tea, coffee, cereal and baking recipes. Cashew milk is high in copper, protein, magnesium, potassium and zinc. It also contains vitamin C and E, which are important for skin health. It also contains healthy fats and is low in carbs. It is a good source of protein as it has only around 60 calories per cup. All this makes it a good choice for people who are looking for a nutritious dairy-free beverage.