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I'm doing some research - what are the health benefits of each? In other words, if you were going to choose a non-dairy milk, are there nutrition reasons to choose soy over rice, or almond over soy? Or is it merely a matter of taste?<br><br><br><br>
Also, any suggestions on what "burps up" best? I know soy is good for you, but the aftertaste always does me in.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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It's really a matter of brand name. Each have different natural benefits... therefore, a variety is nice.<br><br><br><br>
Most of the health concern (in my opinion) is in the fortification. If you're using these things to replace milk in your diet, then you want something that is fortified with the same things as milk, i.e., 7-8 grams of protein, 30% daily calcium, B12, etc. Just check different labels.
 

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I personally chose soy milk because I like it better. I get the vanilla kind to give it a little flavor. I tried rice milk and it was too watery and had a weird taste to it. I have never tried almond milk so I can't help you there.
 

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They seem to all have very similar nutrition that varies slightly even between brands...not just between soy, rice and almond milks. So, for me that leaves taste as the deciding factor, or whats on sale. I'll use soy milk for recipes or maybe in a smoothie since it usually has more protein...(were talkin like a gram more), but i cant stand the stuff plain. It tastes and smells like play dough to me. Am i alone on that? For drinking or cereal i use Original Rice Dream. I love the stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Eva-bo-beva</i><br><br><b>It tastes and smells like play dough to me. Am i alone on that? For drinking or cereal i use Original Rice Dream. I love the stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></b></div>
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ha! they came out with play doh perfume. it smells just like play doh. like many ppl, ive always enjoyed the taste of play doh but not really the smell, at least not enough to wear it so i was surprised to see this.
 

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I drink fortified vanilla soy milk, too, even though it has all that extra sugar... I should try fortified almond milk one of these days.
 

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i have found that taste varies greatly from company to company. for example i think west soy tastes like rotten milk, but soy dream in cereal is not bad..<br><br><br><br>
for recipes i always use soy milk.
 

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Yeah, soy milk ranges to the point that someone could play the lottery picking a milk and either hate it or love it based on one sampling.<br><br><br><br>
My favorites are Silk--which I don't <i>love</i> as a company, but their flavor is great--and Pacific. I prefer Vanilla with each, and I like my soy milk enriched. Both are organic, and Pacific promises that it is GMO-Free.<br><br><br><br>
I actually prefer Whole Foods 365 brand of Vanilla Soymilk to both of these, mainly because it's far cheaper, but they haven't had it in stock for a long time. Supply problems, from what I'm told.
 

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I also found myself trying both rice milk and flavored soy milk. I used the rice milk when I am making my breakfast drinks, and then I use the flavored soy milk for regular drinking from time to time.<br><br><br><br>
I can not stand the taste of soy or rice milk plain, but if you are going to use it with food, that is what I do.<br><br><br><br>
I buy silk for my soy milk. To me it has a better flavor. I would like to try almond milk too someday.
 

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If you can find it, you HAVE to try Whole Soy. It is sold in the regridgerated section next to, or in place of Silk. Silk is good, but Whole Soy is so much better. I can actually drink the plain Whole Soy, and my daughter doesn't think that it is disgusting (quite a vote of approval from my picky, finicky 5 year old). I think that I am going to try some almond milk. Haven't do that one yet.
 

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For those who want *less* sugar, I will suggest Health Valley's Soy Moo if you can find it. It's only 70 calories a cup, fat free, with 8 grams protein and all vitamin fortified. And, it tastes pretty good. It's great over cereal.. it doesn't alter the flavour the way some soymilks can.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Keegan</i><br><br><b>try sunsoy! it has the same nutritional value as silk but more sugars! tasier!</b></div>
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Not as good as Silk (same company distributes them both), and it's not organic, either.
 

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I used to get almond milk for my son, but then realized that the kind I was buying didn't have B12 in it. I do like to get chocolate almond breeze for a treat though...heated up, it's exactly the same as hot cocoa. A hardcore cocoa cow milk drinker would NEVER know the difference.<br><br>
Besides that, we always have rice milk in the house. (Enriched rice dream). I agree, soy seems to smell and taste funny to me.<br><br>
When I was first transitioning off cows milk, vanilla silk was what I tried first, and stuck with for quite a while. Eventually my taste buds changed, and it was too sweet for me.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I LOVE almond milk, I've only tried vanilla. Rice milk doesn't taste that great. I never drink soy milk, unless its coffee flavored, yumm.
 

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Chocolate Sun Soy and Chocolate Almond Breeze are REALLY GOOD. For recipes and cereal I always liked plain Rice Dream the best, but I've heard it's just starchy and soy milk is better, so I got some Sun Soy. I don't really like it, but I'm gonna try vanilla, and if that's still bad I'll try some other brands instead. I really love Rice Dream though, even drinking straight from the carton, it's good!<br><br><br><br>
Has anyone tried the Whole Foods 365 Rice Original? I put it in cereal, and afterwards, my bowls were coated! They're plastic, and I've tried washing and scrubbing, but it's like this sticky residue in the bowls!! AHHH! Two of my bowls are basically ruined because of that stuff!
 
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