Discovery 13/365Creative Commons License  Unless you have a lactose intolerance and can’t digest milk without adverse GI tract effects, then there is no reason to replace low-fat or nonfat milk with the trendy milk of the day. Cow’s milk not only is a good source of protein, but it also is a good source of vitamins, like vitamins D, B6, B2, and B12. The calcium is much better absorbed from cow’s milk than other milks that must be fortified to reach the levels found naturally in milk. If you still prefer the taste of these trendy milks, check the label and make sure they are fortified to resemble cow’s milk, such as with the above nutrients and choose the low-fat versions.  Photo credit: Benson Kua via Compfight