A 29-year-old female asked:
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want to switch to almond milk or coconut milk, which is better?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
No endorsement: We do not endorse specific products or treatments here. In regards to your question i would choose the one with the least carbohydrates or sugar and the one with the highest protein content.
Answered on Jun 29, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Almonds/ Coconuts: Raw almonds contain monosaturated fat which can help positively impact cholesterol levels. It is a good source of calcium , potassium, magnesium, phosphorus & fiber. 1 oz. serving of whole almonds (28 to 30 almonds) contains 3 g of dietary fiber. (14 % of the RDA). Coconut milk comes form express juicing of a mix of water & grated coconut. One cup of shredded (raw) coconut contains 7.2 grams of
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
grams of fiber and 2.66 grams of protein. I don't know if one is "better" than the other.
Jun 27, 2014

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