More and more people are becoming vegan, "fat" conscious, and sensitive to lactose. At the same time, more people are stirring away from soy milk, because of the rumors that it may lead to cancer (like everything else in the world according to someone somewhere), and leaning more towards coconut or almond milk. So which of these two is better for you? Well that depends on the person drinking the milk and their body. However, it can be said that almond milk is most likely a better for you if you are drinking one of these on a regular basis because it doesn't have the saturated fat that coconut milk does, and in our world today we are getting way more saturated fat than desired! That being said coconut milk does have some great benefits including: being rich in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6, as well has containing minerals such as
iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous (The Health Benefits of Coconut Milk). To decide just how much of each milk you would want to have per week you'd have to figure out your personal vitamin, mineral, and fats levels, but a good suggestion would be: if you are having one of these milks everyday then maybe try to have almond milk five days a week and coconut milk the other two. You could also mix them! A little coconut milk in the almond milk! Again, only you and your doctor can decide what exactly you should be in taking on a regular basis, but this is just a little piece of information for you to consider when making your grocery list.
Source: Jo Lewin, BBC.com, http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/ingredient-focus-coconut-milk