People in the UK are drinking more non-dairy milk than ever — a 40% increase in sales according to a Guardian article.
This is great news. The dairy industry is an environmental and animal welfare nightmare; and there are numerous health reasons to avoid milk. Lactose intolerance is just one. Dairy products are known to aggravate skin conditions, asthma, and are implicated in numerous diseases. If you’re curious about milk’s potential for harm you should read T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study, which is packed with scientific information on the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Plus plant-based milks have their own nutritional benefits, depending on what you choose to drink. Soy is the most common option, but you can also get non-dairy drinks made from almonds, coconut, hemp, flaxseed, rice, oats and more.
If you fancy a spot of DIY this Vegetarian Times blog explains how to make your own non-dairy drink!
What is your ‘milk’ preference? Has cutting out dairy changed your life? Share in the comments.