We know that milk does a body good: It builds bone, aids weight loss, and helps you recover from a tough workout. Turns out, nondairy alternatives are worth sipping, too. These drinks, which aren't just for people who are lactose intolerant or vegan, are a great way to up your consumption of good-for-you plant foods, says Andrea Giancoli, RD, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here, get the skinny on five popular plant-based milks. Whichever you try, make sure it's unsweetened and fortified with calcium (look for one with at least 20 percent of your daily recommended intake, or 200 milligrams per one-cup serving) and vitamin D.
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45 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated), 1g fiber, 1g sugar, 0g protein
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