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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?