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Is Ditching Cow Milk For Vegan Plant Based Milk Good For Health?

As More And More People Are Ditching Lactose , Here’s A Reality Check On What Changes The Boy Goes Through If You Ditch Cow Milk For Plant Based Milk

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 01 Feb 2020, 11:38:09 AM
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New Delhi:

Keto diet is passé and veganism is gaining momentum not just a a cruelty free eating habit but also something that is healthy in longer run. As more and more people are ditching lactose , here’s a reality check on what changes the boy goes through if you ditch cow milk for plant based milk.

People who do not follow veganism religiously can sometimes be seen switching to plant-based milk like almond or soy milk, because dairy, in some way or the other, is causing harm to their health. More and more people are getting lactose intolerant complaining that cow milk is causing digestion, acne and breakouts.

Although veganism remains a lifestyle of the few who can afford to live dairy-free, vegetarianism is a lot more popular, especially in India. A diet that includes meat and dairy is more widely acceptable as it's cheaper and more convenient to follow. Bollywood celebs from Kangana Ranaut to Sonam Kapoor have happily embraced veganism as a happier and healthier way to living.

What really happens when you switch from regular milk to plant-based milk? Here is what you need to know.

All our lives, we have been made to believe that drinking milk is very important because calcium in milk ensures healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Every kid has their own story of their mother running behind them to make them gulp down milk every morning. However, the real question is, do we really need milk?

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According to reports, milk may not be as important as we have been made to believe. The research suggested that drinking milk can increase the risk of hip fractures, and therefore, the claim that drinking milk leads to healthier bones is nullified. Calcium deficiencies, another reason people are so persistent on milk consumption, can also be treated and prevented by the consumption of other foods rich in calcium. These foods include green vegetables, beans, and milk produced from nuts like almond milk and soy milk. 

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Not consuming dairy has also been linked with reduced risk of cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Hormone imbalances can also be averted by quitting the consumption of dairy. 

What happens when you consume plant-based or vegan milk?

Plant-based milk, apart from being environmentally friendly, can also be beneficial for your health. Consuming plant-based milk comes with the following benefits -

  • Soy milk or almond milk are low in fat content, which makes them weight-loss friendly. It is loaded with vitamins and fibres that keeps you full all day.
  • Consuming plant based milk does not lead to a rise in bad cholesterol levels and are easier to digest.
  • Do not lead to acne or breakouts

Some popular plant-based kinds of milk include -

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First Published : 01 Feb 2020, 11:38:09 AM