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which one is healthier, soy milk or almond milk? i am not allergic to either.

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Depends....: Soy and almond milk are gluten & dairy-free, suitable for allergy to milk products or celiac sprue. Avoid almond milk if you have tree-nut allergies, but soy allergies is also possible... Almond milk is higher in fat than soy, but because it has less starch, it actually has less calories that soy. Both have plenty of vitamins and fiber, but soy has more protein. Depends on what you want...
Answered on Apr 1, 2016
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Dr. Gerald Lee
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Manufacturers generally fortify soy milk and almond milk to make it nutritionally equivalent in terms of calcium and vitamin d to cow's milk. Since there is a large variation, it is best to read the nutrition facts to make sure you are receiving the recommended intake for your age and gender (can google a calculator online to estimate your needs).
Answered on Apr 1, 2016
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Probably almond, but: Soy acts like estrogen in the body. If you are a menopausal female, it my not be a bad addition to your diet. Overall, soy should not be consumed as a regular part of your daily diet as it is already an ingredient in most food. Further, milk in any form is largely unnecessary. Everything the human body needs as an adult is found in fresh fruits, vegatables, and lean protein.
Answered on Apr 1, 2016
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