Dairy alternatives find takers in city

Dairy alternatives find takers in city

Almond Milk

Having been taught to believe in the goodness of milk since childhood, it comes as a surprise to many when they meet someone who can’t enjoy this nutritious drink. But there are groups of people, including vegans and lactose-intolerant people, who are looking for alternatives.

Metrolife compiles a list of nuts and fruits that one can use to fuel your fitness.


The milk from the flesh of the coconut has been used for cooking purposes for years now. It’s a nourishing alternative to regular milk and is creamier. Depending on how you like it, you can opt for the thick or thin consistency. It contains very little sugar and prevents arthritis and strengthens your bones and blood vessels.


This is one of the popular vegan milks available in the market these days. It’s prepared by pounding and processing dried soy beans in water. The milk is quite creamy so the taste is also quite dense. It’s great for people who are lactose intolerant. It’s said to strengthen blood vessels and ease menopausal symptoms. It is also low in saturated fats and sugar.


Though not too popular in the market, there are a few who like the milk made from brown rice which is considered to be very healthy. The thin, naturally sweetened milk is available in vanilla flavour as well. The gluten-free milk is not too expensive either.


It is a smooth and rich blend of water and cashew nuts. It’s quite simple to make and you can substitute regular milk with this to prepare almost anything. It’s free of cholesterol, which keeps your cholesterol level under control, and helps with tissue and bone formation.


Almond milk is another popular milk available in the market. It is a favourite among DIY chefs because it is easy to make. Made with pulverised soaked almonds, its nutty flavour is liked by many. As almonds are good for your health, you’ll be taking in plenty of proteins, antioxidants, vitamin E, iron and omega-6 fatty acids. It aids weight loss and boosts your immunity system.