Good comparison, I can see how the choices would be daunting at first. I'm vegan and avoid milk mostly for ethical reasons (in addition to it being absolutely disgusting and full of chemicals, hormones, blood, pus, etc.) Vanilla unsweetened almond milk is my favorite, just as easy to find as soy milk, and often times cheaper than cow's milk.
I do want to add one thing: vegans need to be careful with D-fortification because most products use D3, which is derived from animal skin. D2 is the plant-sourced version. D2 supplements are very cheap and alleviate the need to rely on fortified foods that probably use D3.
We can thank the Big Ag dairy lobbyists for making people think cow's milk is a healthy and necessary staple in our diets. Once you research how unhealthy milk really is (HUGE contributor to cancer), you'll see cow's milk is NOT a high-standard food we should strive to duplicate. Thank goodness there are so many other truly healthy products we can consume instead.
- 2/18/2011 11:13:42 AM