05/30/2012 08:54 am ET

Milk Alternatives: Are They Really Better For You, Or Is It Hype?

Supermarket shelves are jammed with all manner of “milk” selections that don’t come from the dairy down the road, but from plant sources like nuts, soy and grains. Rapidly stealing cows’ milk customers, non-dairy beverages are popular for all kinds of reasons, from environmental concerns to animal well-being to lactose intolerance. But what do these milk knock-offs taste like? And are they good for you?

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