Published by PETA.

The following article was written by Keegan Baur.

Milk goes well with just about anything, right? Cookies, pizza, mac ‘n’ “cheese,” cereal, oatmeal, pancakes—each one of these dishes can be rounded out with a tall, cool glass of milk next to it. You might already know that almond milk is one of my favorite beverages, but how does it compare to cow’s milk? Take a look:

Almond Breeze Original Milk

  • Calories: 60
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 8 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


Dean’s 1% Low-Fat Milk

  • Calories: 110
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg


I tried to give “real” milk the benefit of the doubt by using 1 percent low-fat milk for this comparison. Yet the calories of Dean’s milk are still almost double the calories of the Almond Breeze. And although the total fat content is the same, Dean’s milk has 1.5 grams of saturated fat, compared to the almond milk’s 0 grams.

As always, choosing a cruelty-free milk alternative will be better for both animals and your own health. What could be cooler than that? When you’re looking to fill your glass with milk, do yourself a favor and reach for a delicious milk alternative.

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