The nutrition world is flooded with opposing recommendations, making it confusing for clients and consumers to make informed choices about food. Eat this. Don’t eat that. Drink this. Abstain from that. The list goes on and on. I'm often asked about milk and milk alternatives in particular. Whether it's mothers trying to make the smartest choices for their kids, or health-conscious eaters, people always ask me what kind of milk is the healthiest and why. To answer that question, let's begin with some simple but important reasons that the most common type of milk—pasteurized cow's milk—isn't your best option.