Lactose Intolerance and Almond Milk

By | January 14, 2016

Why you should be drinking almond milk…

Whether you are intolerant to milk, a vegan, allergic to milk or simply dislike the taste of milk, you must be wondering what is a great substitute for cow’s milk. Well, the answer is almond milk! Almond milk is a great alternative and has become more popular than soy milk for the substitute of conventional cow’s milk.

BENEFITS ALMOND

With great emphasis to anything you buy, always read your labels. Always purchase almond milk that contains the least amount of preservatives and other additives.

10 Great Benefits of Almond Milk

1. Lactose-Free and Dairylactose-free-concept

Those that are lactose intolerant or just want to stay away from dairy, almond milk is the perfect substitute for cow’s milk. Almond milk is very versatile and can be substituted for milk in most recipes. Even though it will taste different, the consistency remains the same. The taste is great, believe me, you won’t miss cow’s milk!

Please note that almond milk is not  rich in calcium and does not contain as enough calcium found in cow’s milk. Click here to learn about supplementing more calcium in your diet.

2. Great for Weight Loss

For those looking to shred those extra kilos, or go on a strict diet, or just want to make healthy lifestyle changes almond milk is a great substitute. A cup of almond milk only contains 60 calories compared to skim milk that contains 80 calories. And if you have been drinking 1%, 2%  or whole milk you can imagine the amount of calories you have taking in.

3. Prevents Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Almond milk keeps the heart healthy. It contains no cholesterol, no saturated fat, low in sodium and high in omega fatty acids.

4. Promotes Healthy Skinskin-care-young-beautiful-healthy-girl-in-towel-in-bathroom

Almond milk is rich in Vitamin E and contains 50% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin E. Vitamin E contains antioxidant properties that keeps your skin glowing and prevents your skin from sun damage.

5. Reduces your Risk of Diabetes

Almond milk with no additives (Please read the labels!) is low in carbs and it has a low glycemic index.

6. Prevents Cancer

A study published by “Cancer and Nutrition” shows that almond milk reduces the risk of developing certain cancers. It also showed that cow’s milk stimulated the growth of prostate cancer, whilst almond milk suppressed the growth of cancer cells. Additionally, almond milk showed no growth effects of breast cancer in comparison to soy milk that increases the chance of you getting breast cancer.

7. High Nutritional Value

Almond milk has an abundance of vitamins and minerals. It contains nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamins B, vitamins D, iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium copper and manganese. The amount of nutrients found in almond milk differs from the various brands.

8. Assist in Strengthening and Healing of Muscles

Almond milk might not be rich in protein, as almond milk only contains 1 gram of protein per serving. However, it contains important nutrients such as B vitamins, iron and riboflavin which contributes to muscle growth and healing.

9. Great for Healthy Digestioncure-for-lactose-intolerance

Almond milk contains one gram of fibre per serving. This is great for people with IBS, especially when you suffer from bloating.

10. No Refrigeration

Unlike cow’s milk, almond milk does not need to be constantly in the fridge. This is perfect for those who need to take breakfast to work (especially if you work far away from home) or going on camping trip over the weekend. Almond milk is perfectly fine at room temperature and a convenient way to stay healthy on the go.

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Almond milk is the perfect substitute for cow’s milk. The benefits are tremendous and will do great things do your body. Switch over to almond milk – your body will thank you for that.

Have you tried almond milk? What are your thoughts about almond milk?

 

 

 

23 thoughts on “Lactose Intolerance and Almond Milk

  1. Darrik

    Almond milk! I have been very interested in getting into the craze of almond milk for my workouts and nutrition. This information is great for what I need in terms of the benefits of almond milk. Looks like it is time to test it out and go to the store/

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  2. Kishtoc

    Thanks for the info on almond milk. I am vegetarian and tend to use soya milk in my diet instead of cows milk. I shall try almond milk as an alternative and definitely try some of the recipes.

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  3. saif

    I must say I am a bit surprised that Almond milk contain a lot of benefits especially on number 8. I love it, keep up a good work.

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  4. john

    Uwais,
    My aunt has been drinking Almond Milk for years. She always did it for her “diet”. She is 83 and works most younger people under the table when she works as a volunteer. She does have bouts with IBS when she does not have any almond milk, we did not know that it helps this. I will let her know. I will also let her know about getting some extra Calcium in her daily routine. Thanks for an informational post.
    John

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    1. Uwais Post author

      Hi John
      Especially that she is 83 she must make sure she has a good intake of calcium to prevent osteoporosis. Glad to you she’s doing okay at that age.

      Reply
  5. Steven Varley

    I’ve been very fascinated by almond milk, but just not sure maybe you can help me decide?

    Does it taste of almonds as I love almonds?

    What sort of consistency is it?

    I should really get some as it will help with my health great article thanks for info

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    1. Uwais Post author

      Hi

      It doesn’t exactly taste like almonds- but you can taste the almonds. It also depends on the brand you buy. The consistency is similar to that of cow’s milk with respect to baking and cooking, etc. It does not have the same taste as cow’s milk.

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  6. Emily

    hi Uwais
    As someone who does not tolerate milk well, I appreciate your post. I have tried almond milk (especially the vanilla flavored one) in cereals especially and it is a great substitute. However, I typically buy rice milk. I love the benefits of almond milk but I find its consistency and texture to be a bit heavy and thick. I do not know if rice milk has the same benefits. But I think it is great that we have good alternatives to regular cow’s milk.

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    1. Uwais Post author

      Hi

      Will be great to try rice milk – something that I would love to try. I will be following up on an article with regards to Rice Milk

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  7. Roberto Santos

    I like your article about almond milk. It is quite interesting to learn the benefits that you mentioned from drinking almond milk. My wife and daughter loves almond milk and they constantly buy it rather than soy milk. But for me I guess it’s a different story. I love the taste of almond milk when I drink it once but the only problem is that I am allergic to almond that is why I cannot drink it.

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  8. Johnathan Tarter

    Almond milk is definitely an excellent alternative to cow’s milk, especially if you are a vegan! Almond milk is definitely a lot healthier than cow’s milk for several reasons that you listed in this article and even more! I recommend this milk to anyone who is interested in drinking any milk at all or is looking for an alternative to cow’s milk! 🙂

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  9. Andimax

    Thank you for this very interesting article. I like almond milk but was not aware of all the benefits. Great article!

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  10. Ann Best

    Thanks, Uvais, for your comment on my memoir blog. You asked a few questions about my children and how old they were when their (gay) father left, but I see I haven’t figured out how to get a comments form that allows the author to reply beneath the comment. At my age this stuff is very confusing!

    As for this post, yes. I’m into almonds, almond strips that are cheese substitutes, etc. etc. It is indeed a great substitute for cow’s milk. Except the store variety has more sugar than you’d get if you made your own. I have a soya joy milk maker to make soy milk, but I haven’t yet tried almonds. I keep thinking about doing that….

    This is a great post, well written with eye-catching images. I’m bookmarking your site!

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  11. Dinh

    I love almond milk!
    I drink it because of its low carbohydrates and low calories content since I am pre-diabetic. It’s a great substitute for milk.
    I didn’t know it had some other wonderful benefits like you listed. I didn’t know that I didn’t have to refrigerate it. Good to know!

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    1. Uwais Post author

      Hi Dinh
      Almond Milk is an amazing substitute for milk. It has great benefits. I love having it with my cereal every morning.

      Reply
  12. Mohammad Makki

    I drink almond milk sometimes, and although I still like regular milk more, it’s great to know it has so many health benefits. I especially love that it doesn’t need refrigeration. Thanks Uwais!

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  13. Sam

    My mother drinks almond milk but I’ve never had the opportunity to try it. I worked in a cancer lab where we were actually testing the affect of almonds on different types of cancer cells! It’s really interesting to see that research carried over into every day products. I had no idea you didn’t need to refrigerate almond milk! That’s amazing for road trips and such. How long does it keep usually after its purchased?

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  14. Kelly Jones

    I really enjoyed reading about almond milk, was wondering what was the best brand to buy. I wanted to try almond milk for a while but wasn’t sure which would be the best? I currently drink lactofree milk.

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    1. Uwais Post author

      Hi Kelly great to hear from you. The brand that I prefer and find affordable is Blue Diamond Almond Breeze brand. Hope you find this helpful

      Reply

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