JCCC Honors Journal


Cow’s milk has been consumed around the world for centuries. It is an easily available source of protein and energy. Despite the nutrition advantages of consuming cow’s milk, there are different reasons why some part of the population chooses to drink plant-based beverages. Though they are advertised as healthy and wholesome, little research has been done in understanding the nutritional implications of consuming these products in short and long term. Because there is so little research about the benefits of drinking plant-based beverages they should not be labeled as milk