The Ultimate Non-Dairy Milk Guide

Find out which non-dairy milk is right for you.

With so many non-dairy milk options on the market these days, it can be challenging trying to narrow them down to find the perfect fit. Whether you are concerned about the fat content, the vitamins, or the texture, you can use this chart to quickly sort out which one suits you best. Torn between two? Try a taste-testing at home by sampling the milk in your morning coffee, cereal, and homemade baked goods. You'll find your match in no time!


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Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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