I have been asked a few times about the difference in protein and calcium content of cows milk and milk alternatives. Back in the day – there was just milk. Now we have skimmed, semi, whole, 1%, oat, soya, almond, the list just goes on. But how do they compare?

Not being able to answer the question accurately I investigated further and created myself a little table, I can now share with you. I was amazed by what I found out. Having been a skimmed milk only drinker for years, I transitioned to semi-skimmed when I had children. Believing skimmed milk was ‘white water with added sugar,’ I thought semi-skimmed was a far better alternative. I really should have done my research all those years ago, rather than listening to comments from friends!

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