For years together in our country, cow milk has been regarded as the basis of good health and nutrition. A glass of milk a day will strengthen your bones and build your immunity is what our forefathers believed and they made sure to pass this belief onto us. In recent years however, there has been a major shift in this psychology not only in India, but all over the world. The aftermath of dairy production on the environment has started a movement that has shaken up traditions and long-standing beliefs. We are talking about the Plant-Based Milk movement. Urban Platter is a huge proponent of dairy free milk as it is simply better for the Earth, its animals and our bodies. Let’s take look at why milk substitutes are better.
What is Plant-based milk?
Any milk that has been extracted from plants instead of dairy cows can be categorized as plant based. There are several varieties of these milks available around the world with oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk and almond milk being the most popular. Milk is also produced using hemp, peanuts, and peas.
Why should you choose Plant-based milk?
Professor Joseph Poore of The University of Oxford conducted a study of the greenhouse gas emissions of over 10,000 farms producing cow and plant milks. According to the study, the production of cow milk requires 9 times more land than that of oat, almond, and soy milk. Plant based milks compete fiercely with cow milk when it comes to nutritional comparison as they are very close to cow milk in protein content and many can have added vitamins and minerals. These dairy-alternatives do not contain lactose and cholesterol.
How to choose the right Plant-based milk for you?
Each dairy-alternative has its own specific benefits. If you’re looking to make the shift to plant-based milks, a little background study can go a long way. Soy milk is a great source of protein and almond milk helps reduce weight as it is considerably low in fat content. Urban Platter’s OatWow oat milk is rich in dietary fiber, low in saturated fats and packed with calcium and added vitamins.
We hope that the information provided here can help you make an informed decision and convince you to take the leap towards a healthier and more sustainable life for yourself and for this world. If you’ve made your decision to join our movement of supporting a plant-based diet, check out the products that we have to offer here!