Almond milk is in vogue as an alternative to dairy milk. But is it really as healthy as some people portray it to be?
The answer is a resounding yes. From its low sugar levels to its high amount of Vitamin E, almond milk can be a great ally for those looking for a satisfying, healthy lifestyle.
Lower in Calories Than Cow’s Milk
Almond milk is a great option for people who want to cut calories and lose weight. This may come as a surprise, since it’s a well-known fact that in its raw state almonds are high in calories and fat. However, the process involved in the production of almond milk reduces those values significantly.
Low in Sugar
Keep in mind that this refers to the unsweetened varieties of almond milk, which are very low in sugar. For comparison, one cup of cow’s milk contains 13 grams of carbs, while the same amount of almond milk contains only one or two grams. This means that almond milk has a very low impact of blood sugar levels, which is why this product is recommended for those with diabetes.
Good Source of Calcium
Almonds in themselves are not a great source of calcium. However, calcium is usually added to almond milk, since manufacturers know that people use their product as an alternative for diary milk. At any rate, keep in mind that the amount of calcium you can get from almond milk is still lower than that found in dairy milk, so it’s important to supplement your intake. Fish, seeds, legumes and leafy greens are some options you may consider.
As a plant product that’s also dairy-free, Almond milk is also a great option for vegans and vegetarians. In fact, its usefulness cannot be overstated, since almond milk can be used with cereal, to cook or make cookies, or even in ice cream. To top it off, almond milk doesn’t require refrigeration, so it’s also an amazing alternative for those who love the outdoors.
A Good Source of Vitamin E, Good for Your Skin
While almonds are a good natural source of vitamin E, some companies enrich their milk even further. As a consequence, just one cup of almond milk can provide between 20 and 50 per cent of your daily vitamin E requirement. This nutrient has antioxidant properties which in turn avoid inflammation and provide many other benefits to your skin’s health
At Chef Gourmet, our Gourmet prepared breakfasts/snacks include freshly made Almond milk so you can enjoy all these benefits, and more.
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