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Ignore ‘health halo’ of vegan milk, say experts…it can be more sugary and calorific than cows milk

Drinks containing alternative milks may be less healthy than those made with cow’s milk, health experts have warned, as they urged shoppers not to be fooled by the ‘health halo’ of vegan foods.

A new study of seasonal hot drinks by Action on Sugar has found that many coffee shops are not adequately labelling drinks containing alternative milks to show just how much sugar they contain.

Starbucks’ Oat Milk Venti Latte has more than seven teaspoons of sugar (29.5g) and 350 calories compared to the same drink made from semi-skimmed milk, which has just five teaspoons, and fewer than half the calories (168).

The US chain’s Signature Caramel Hot Chocolate with whipped cream using oat milk, was found…


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