Almond milk is tasty and it is a great replacement for milk in plant-based diets. But how healthy is to drink it on a regular basis?
A lot of people have chosen almond milk over its dairy counterpart because they are lactose intolerant, in an effort to help the environment or for philosophical reasons -if you are concerned over the ethical treatment of animals, almond milk is a good choice. While it is lower in fat and it does not contain cholesterol, you might not know that its health benefits are questioned.
One may be led to think that industrial almond milk carries the same vitamins as almonds, but surprisingly this is not the case. While almonds are high in calcium and proteins, store-bought almond milk is mainly made of water, sweeteners and thickeners -but very little actual almonds.
It takes 8 cups of industrial almond milk to even the protein content of regular cow's milk and almond milk's content of calcium is almost nonexistent.
It is true that almond milk is low in calories, sodium and sugar, so it makes a great substitute for cow's milk if you are following a diet. However, if you want to add some nutritional value to your diet, you should definitely try preparing it yourself!
Here is a super easy recipe!
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