When analyzing the four most popular non-dairy alternatives, soya was found to have the greatest nutritional profile due to its high levels of anti-cancer compounds, known as isoflavones, a study found.
The researchers analyzed the four most commonly consumed milk alternatives, namely, soya, almond, rice and coconut.
Why the need for cow's milk alternatives
Up to 3.5% of infants are allergic to cow's milk. However, around 80% grow out of this by 16 years old.
Lactose intolerance, which occurs due to insufficient levels of the enzyme lactase in the digestive tract, affects between 15% and 75% of adults, with up to 100% of those of Asian or native American origin suffering.
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