Like gluten-free bread, every carton of non-dairy milk has a big, glowing health halo sitting on top. Which is why so many of us have gotten into the habit of instinctively reaching for it at the grocery store, or requesting it in our lattes.
But the superfood reputation isn’t always deserved. Sure, some dairy-free drinks are legitimately good for you. But plenty of others are basically water with some thickeners and sweeteners thrown in. “You shouldn’t grab a milk just because it’s plant-based,” says registered dietician Rebecca Ditkoff. Here’s why, plus which non-dairy milks are actually worth buying.
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