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10 Super-Healthy Food Trends You Haven't Tried Yet (Page 10)

Almond Milk

9. Almond Milk

At the grocery store, your milk choices go beyond what cows produce. Plant-based “milks” are increasing popular. If you find yourself wandering into the alternative “milk” category, go for almond milk. It’s naturally high in calcium and if you buy one fortified with vitamin D, it’s comparable to cow’s milk. Per cup, almond milks deliver fewer calories than cow’s milk (60 to 80) and, depending on the brand, potentially slightly less protein (2 to 9 grams versus 8 to 9 in cow’s milk). One cup of almond milk also has 2.5 to 4.5 g fat, 0 to 0.5 g saturated fat, 5 to 11 g carbohydrate, 0 to 4 g fiber, 20 to 30 percent of your daily recommendation for calcium and up to 25 percent of your daily needs for vitamin D. Find out how almond milk nutrition compares to other alternative miks here.

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