If you’re considering going vegan, dairy substitutes are a great way to add variety to your diet. It can be difficult to get all the protein you need to be healthy and feel your best, and many dairy substitutes are packed with it. You will also be reducing the amount of bad fats and cholesterol that is in meats and dairy products.
When wading into the veganism – or if you simply want to cut some dairy from your diet – bear in mind that many of these dairy substitutes are highly processed, and are thus very energy intensive and aren’t necessarily that great for your health. Soy cheese and fake meats, for instance, are likely to fall into this category. More often than not, though, most of these go through relatively simply processing to achieve their likeness to dairy.