The pros and cons of this plant-based beverage
A new drink has taken coffee shops and the nondairy section of the grocery store by storm: oat milk.
What’s oat milk, you ask? It’s a popular alternative to cow’s milk (à la almond or soy milk) that’s made from oats, water and sometimes a few additional ingredients. Its creamy texture has made it a favorite of latte-making baristas, while its nutritional profile has earned points with consumers and secured its spot in grocery stores’ nondairy lineups.
But should you trade in your almond milk or soy milk for oat milk? Functional medicine dietitian Jorden Edinger, RDN, LD, discusses some things to consider.
It checks the allergen-free boxes
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