Here is the milk to add to your coffee according to a nutritionist

Here is the milk to add to your coffee according to a nutritionist

Do you love milk in your coffee? Be careful, not all are equal. Alexandra Murcier, dietician-nutritionist, reveals to us which is the best milk to drink for health.

It’s hard to start the day without your latte or cappuccino. But given the wide range of milks available, which one should you choose in your coffee? Our nutrition specialist enlightens us.

Soy milk would be higher in protein and more digestible

While many specialists advise against adding milk to coffee – because it would be more difficult to digest (the tannins present in coffee cause the casein in milk to coagulate, responsible for slowing down digestion in the stomach, editor’s note), this drink nevertheless remains a little guilty pleasure, which is good to indulge in…. but by favoring a particular type of milk.

According to Kelsey Costa, an American nutritionist interviewed by SheFinds, a specific milk would improve the composition of the drink. It would be, surprisingly, soy milk. Enriched and unsweetened soy milk would even be her “first recommendation when it comes to the healthiest milk for your coffee“.

According to the expert, this milk would indeed present “many health benefits that set it apart from other types of milk”such as being devoid of lactose and casein, rich in protein, and more digestible.

As a bonus, fortified soy milk is “the only plant-based milk recognized by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) as a nutritional alternative to cow’s milk“, underlines the nutritionist.

Be careful, soy contains phytoestrogens

However, Alexandra Murcier does not have the same opinion: if unsweetened soy milk is indeed beneficial for your health, you should not drink it all day long.

Soy milk is one of the most interesting milks, because it is the richest in protein and the least calories. However, I do not recommend it all the time, because soy contains phytoestrogens. It is therefore a potential endocrine disruptor. I therefore do not recommend it in children and adolescents, who have a still immature hormonal system.“, explains Alexandra Murcier.

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Which milk to favor in this case?

Our dietician offers us a safer and equally delicious alternative.

Almond milk is excellent for your health. Certainly, it is a little more caloric than the others, but it is full of good lipids, necessary for the cardiovascular system. Conversely, I do not recommend consuming oat milk, which is too rich in carbohydrates.concludes the expert.

Plant milks: which one to choose?

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