Made from grains, nuts, or seeds, nondairy milks offer creamy, delicious alternatives to pour on your cereal and splash in your coffee. Whether you're exploring nondairy milks for health or allergy reasons, because they're not animal-based, or because they're an eco-friendly choice, learn more and compare the most common nondairy milks available.
Ingredients to look out for in nondairy milks:
Carrageenan. Made from seaweed, it’s used to thicken some nondairy milks. Some studies suggest it may be linked to inflammation in the gut.
Sugars. Some nondairy milks contain as much as 16 g of added sugars; even “original” varieties may hide added sugars. Look for products labeled “unsweetened.”
Guar gum. Made from Indian guar bean, it thickens and emulsifies; may cause digestive distress for some.