Which type of milk is best for you? - Jonathan J. O’Sullivan & Grace E. Cunningham
- 3,269,256 Views
- 13,423 Questions Answered
- TEDEd Animation
The world of plant-based milks is ever growing, where there are new milks coming to market regularly which boast better properties and attributes, such a pea milk for instance in the European market. Some of the key aspects which are worth further looking into are the nutritional aspects of these milk alternatives, where both the protein and fats are ingredients of key interest.
For the fats, as they are unsaturated, they are better for health overall, and for the proteins, there is a greater diversity in terms of content and quality. The quality refers to both the amino acid profile, where certain plant-based milks lack all of the essential amino acids, and digestibility of the proteins. The harder the digestibility of a protein can be a good thing, where if it takes longer to breakdown it be more satiating and suppress appetite for longer, reducing the urge to eat.
Here are some good resources on dairy and plant-based milks:
3. Oat: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/oat-milk and https://www.businessinsider.com/oatly-oat-milk-review?r=US&IR=T#:~:text=Oatly+has+a+nuttier+flavor,'d+expect%2C+of+course.&text=Oatly's+full%2Dbodied+creaminess+has,to+coffee+instead+of+milk.
4. Almond: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/almond-milk and https://www.livescience.com/51695-almond-milk-nutrition.html
Create and share a new lesson based on this one.