Full Cream Dairy
Positive / The full 'moo' is a good source of protein and calcium, says McLeod, with a higher source of calories for those wanting to gain weight, and muscle, and is also very satisfying for those wanting to lose.
Negative / Not everyone tolerates dairy.
Positive / Another good source of protein and calcium, and easily digested due to lower fat content.
Negative / Not everyone tolerates dairy, and some brands are high in sugar.
Positive / Appropriate option for those needing nut, soy and dairy free options, and some are fortified with calcium and protein.
Negative / Unless fortified, they're very low in protein and calcium.
Positive / Creamy taste thanks to the macadamia nuts, appropriate option for those needing soy and dairy free.
Negative / Most aren’t calcium fortified, and many have added sugars.
Positive / Some are calcium fortified and there are unsweetened, low sugar versions. Another appropriate option for those needing soy and dairy free.
Negative / Most aren’t calcium fortified, and many have added sugars. They're also low in protein and are mostly water rather than anything else.
Positive / Good source of protein, fortified with calcium, and well tolerated by most.
Negative / There is a distinctly funky taste, not all fortified with calcium, and some have added sugar. There is also the risk of estrogen production, potentially leading to man-boobs.
Positive / A new entry to the milk-game, Australian brand Like Milk has recently launched a milk alternative based on pea protein, harnessing vegetable protein. Another great low-sugar alternative for those who struggle to digest dairy.
Negative / A relatively new milk to the market, you might struggle to find this one for easy top ups.