Plant-based milk products: what you need to know before making the switch

Over the last decade, the number of people drinking cow’s milk has dropped – with people swapping dairy for plant-based alternatives, such as oat and almond milk.

With new types of plant-based milks seemingly emerging every week, this trend is unlikely to stop any time soon.

There are a number of reasons why people are making the switch from dairy to plant-based alternatives. For one, many people aren’t able to consume dairy.

Not only are around 5% of UK adults lactose intolerant, dairy is also the most common allergen in early childhood.