Alternative milks are seriously popular. Just check out the range of milks available at your local café, at the supermarket and even at farmers markets. Of course soy milk has been around for a long time, and I recently stood in front of a major supermarket’s shelves and was overwhelmed by the choices! Almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, oat milk, macadamia milk plus mixes of these such as almond and oat milk, etc. Woah - confusion much?
Today I’m focusing on almond milk to keep it simple.
- The phytosterols in almonds actually help prevent the build up of fats in artery walls, therefore helping to prevent strokes and heart disease.
- Almonds contain Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant which has numerous health benefits, including an anti blood clotting action, which is also very beneficial for heart/brain health.
- Almond milk contains few carbohydrates and doesn’t increase your blood glucose significantly. This means that the carbs will be used and not stored as fat.
- Almond milk contains calcium AND Vitamin D, this ensures the absorption of the calcium into the body, as many of us are Vitamin D deficient.
- Lactose intolerance is very common in adults and it’s often when people experiment with their diets and remove dairy milk that they realise how much better they feel.
I’ve included recipes to make and use Almond Milk in my free Healthy Eating recipe eBook for you to try for yourself. Making your own almond milk is quick and easy and if you make it yourself, you know exactly what’s in it.
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