6 Benefits Of Almond Milk

I’ve spoken about Dairy milk before so if you missed that then (Click Here)  

Now by popular demand I’m covering Almond milk!

Though not very common, Almond milk has been used for years as a substitute for Cow’s milk. You can of course buy it at the shops, but you can also make it at home at your own convenience via soaking the Almonds overnight in water and then rinsing them.. You would then blend the Almonds in fresh water, then filter the mush using a fine strainer then it’s ready to be consumed.

Almonds have been proven to contain extra nutrients along with the various vitamins and minerals that Dairy milk has. This is the reason Almond milk is highly recommend as a good option for those who do not consume any sort of dairy products, and those that have intolerances & allergies.. Vegans also.

So now I will share with you 6 benefits of Almond milk.

 

Hardly Any Sugar

The Almond milk that is unsweetened is very low in sugar and is better for you then the sweetened one.

One cup of Almond milk contains only 1-2 grams of carbohydrates; 1 cup of Dairy milk contains 13 grams of carbohydrates, most of which is sugar.

It’s important to mention that the shop version of Almond milk is mostly sweetened and flavored with added sugars. It contain 6-17 grams of sugar per cup.

So be sure to check the nutrition label and ingredients list for added sugar, if you have no clue on how to read a nutritional label then (Click Here) 

 

 

High In Vitamin E

Almonds are just naturally very high in Vitamin E, providing 37% of your daily Vitamin E requirements in just 28 grams (1 ounce).

Though this has not stopped manufacturers adding extra Vitamin E when processing. For example one cup Almond milk provides 20 -50% of your daily Vitamin E requirement, whereas dairy milk contains no Vitamin E at all.

Vitamin E is has antioxidant and that fights against stress and inflammation in our bodies. It also helps protect against Heart disease and Cancer, and has positive effects on our eye and bone health.

Vitamin E has been found to be very beneficial to our brain health too. It reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and improves mental performance  when taken regularly.

 

 

 

You’re Still Getting Your Calcium!

Milk and other dairy products are of course great sources of Calcium in many people’s lives. One cup of whole milk provides 28% of your RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) intake.

Now if we compare Almonds, it only has a small amount of Calcium, just 7% of the daily requirement.

So because Almond milk is the usual replacement for dairy milk, manufacturers have enriched it with Calcium to ensure people are not missing out on their Calcium.

Calcium is a very  important mineral for our bones, it also helps reduce the chances of us getting fractures and osteoporosis.

Calcium is also important for the functioning of the heart, muscles and nerves.

One cup of Almond provides 22-45% of the recommended daily intake of Calcium.

If you are making your Almond milk at home and are worried about the lack of Calcium you’re better off finding another source for you Calcium such as Fish, Seeds, Legumes, Leafy greens, Cheese and Yogurt to name a few.

 

 

Lactose-Free Baby

Lactose intolerance is a condition in which people are unable to digest lactose, that’s the sugar in the milk.

It is caused by a deficiency in lactase, the enzyme that’s responsible for breaking down lactose into a more digestible form. This deficiency may be caused by genetics, aging or certain medical conditions.

 

Intolerance can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including stomach pain, bloating and gas (Uh oh)

Lactose intolerance is estimated to affect up 75% of people worldwide. Apparently this hits the continents of   South America, Africa and Asia the most with 50-100%.

It goes without saying that because it is lactose-free, Almond milk is  a great alternative for people who cannot drink dairy due to being lactose intolerant.

 

 

No Dairy & Vegan Friendly

Many people choose to avoid dairy milk for Health, Religious, Environmental  or lifestyle choice.. like Veganism.

Since Almond milk is fully plant-based, it is perfect for all these groups and can be used as a replacement of dairy milk on its own.

Almond milk is free of all the proteins that cause milk allergies in adults.

I’m also aware that Soy milk has been a traditional alternative to dairy milk for adults, but up to 14% of people who are allergic to dairy milk are also allergic to Soy milk. So for that reason Almond milk provides the perfect alternative to switch to.

However I must add, Almond milk is very low in Protein that can be digested compared to Dairy milk, it’s not a very good idea to replace dairy milk with Almond milk for infants or younger children with Milk allergies, Instead they will most likely require a specialized formula from your doctor.

 

 

Easy Addition To Your Meals

It’s very simple, Almond milk can be used in any way that dairy milk can be used.

So below are just some examples of how simple it is to add Almond milk..

As a nutritious drink.

Put into your Oats or Cereal for Breakfast.

In your Tea, Coffee or Hot chocolate.

In cooking or baking something.. all healthy of course!

In soups & dressings.

It can put in your homemade Almond Yoghurt.

DID YOU KNOW?:  

Almond milk also has other benefits you just have to know about below..

Reduces Blood Pressure

Maintains Healthy Heart

Strengthens Muscles

Skin care

Improve Vision

Anti- Cancer Properties

Boost Immunity

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.  Please do let me know though…

What Do You Make Of All This?

 

Do You Drink Almond Milk/ Be Switching To Almond Milk?

 

If You’re Lactose Intolerant  Are You Satisfied With The Alternatives Available To You In The Shops ?  

 

Do Any Of You Make Your Own Almond Milk  ?

 

Of course Any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below

 

Until Then Ciao

We Look Up

Karim David

The Healthy One

63 Comments

  1. Stephen L. Howard May 16, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    wow great job with this article Karim!

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    1. Karim May 16, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks Stephen 👍🏿

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  2. Vinny Kolar May 16, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for clarifying this 🙂

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    1. Karim May 16, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      You’re Welcome Vinny 🙂

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  3. Alisha Lowe May 16, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    💜

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    1. Karim May 16, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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  4. Ryan Malik May 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I still drink dairy but I like the benefits of almond milk so I’m going to buy some.

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    1. Karim May 16, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Great do it.. I hope you enjoy it Ryan 🙂

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  5. Ed Gaulia May 16, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    This was good we look ☝🏽 🙂

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    1. Karim May 16, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Straight uppppppp ☝

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  6. Kylie Irwin May 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    I want be switching but I love the read 🙂

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    1. Karim May 17, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      Cool 🙂

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  7. Emma Osheer May 16, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I thought this was great thanks.

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    1. Karim May 17, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you Emma 🙂

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  8. Alaina Siharath May 16, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    I’ve never drunk Almond milk before but I want to now.

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  9. Tim Kuzma May 16, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    I’m going to make the switch or at least drink almond from now on 🙂

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    1. Karim May 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      Ok Tim thanks for letting us no 🙂

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  10. Nazanin Arabnia May 16, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks for this exactly what I’ve been looking for.

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    1. Karim May 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      You’re Welcome Nazanin 🙂

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  11. Linda Bianchi May 17, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Almond milk I prefer over milk but I never knew why it was healthy. Thanks for telling me 🙂

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  12. Atsuko Matsumoto May 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I make my own sometimes but I’ve got no allergies to dairy.

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    1. Karim May 18, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Atsuko, you’re like me then 🙂

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  13. Anaïs Purse May 17, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    I’m having both Milk and Almond from now on thanks for the sharing the benefits.

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    1. Karim May 18, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  14. Abril Lupércio May 17, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I bought some Almond milk today 😘

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  15. Lauren Rankin May 17, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I’ve been avoiding Milk so I want to give Almond a try.

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  16. J.J.Yeboah May 17, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    I loved this one brother, I’m tired of drinking Cow’s milk too.

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    1. Karim May 18, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks J.J Yeah switch to Almond brother 🙂

      Reply
  17. Ben htarz May 17, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    My sister drinks Almond milk all the time, I’ll try it out first before I make my mind up.

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    1. Karim May 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Can’t say fairer then that Ben 🙂

      Reply
  18. David Costa May 17, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Saudar Di Nutrition!

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    1. Karim May 18, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Não, não, é tudo para você, o grande Di1 que ficou ao meu lado por anos, eu reconheço e agradeço por ter minhas costas aqui 🙏🏿

      Reply
  19. Helga Duarte May 17, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    I thought this was very good 🙂

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    1. Karim May 18, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you Helga 🙂

      Reply
  20. Sarah Manon May 18, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I loved this one thanks

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    1. Karim May 19, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks Sarah 🙂

      Reply
  21. Brandon Baker May 18, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    I tried Almond milk and store one is very sweet so I’m going to make my own from now on.

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    1. Karim May 19, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      I did warn ya 🤷🏿‍♂️.. Good for you anyway Brandon making it yourself 🙂

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  22. Reuben Pratt May 18, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for that I knew it was healthy but now I want to try it.

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    1. Karim May 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Haha yes you should 🙂

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  23. Theo Bender May 19, 2018 at 6:55 am

    I avoid milk altogether I know shouldn’t but I’m telling you the truth.

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    1. Karim May 19, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you for your honesty Theo.. It’s up to you I’m not going to tell you off! 😄 But I will thank you for the comment 🙂

      Reply
  24. Matt Collier May 19, 2018 at 7:27 am

    I already make my own Almond milk because my mum taught me when I was young.

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    1. Karim May 19, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Cool you’re lucky then.. What a women! 🙂

      Reply
  25. Jake Hawkins May 19, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Great benefits Listed here 👌🏼

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    1. Karim May 19, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks Jake 🙂

      Reply
  26. Adel Cox May 19, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Nice article Karim 🙂

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    1. Karim May 19, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you Adel that means a lot 🙂

      Reply
  27. Jodie Ball May 20, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I liked this article a lot. The alternatives are good but I think a lot of people like me struggle to read the labels, that’s why I’m happy you’re going to teach me 🙂

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    1. Karim May 21, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Thanks Jodie! Yeah good point made there.. It’s simple when you know how 🙂

      Reply
  28. Jess Nixon May 20, 2018 at 11:44 am

    I’m huge admirer of your articles as I’m learning so much. I’m losing weight too.

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    1. Karim May 21, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Thanks Jess! I’m grateful for you telling me that 🙂

      Reply
  29. Sonia Willis May 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I’m going to start making my own, thanks for the list.

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    1. Karim May 21, 2018 at 11:42 am

      Good on you & No problems

      Reply
  30. Lara Knight May 20, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    💜

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  31. Bella Finch May 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    I actually drink both Dairy and Almond 🙂

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    1. Karim May 21, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Snap Bella Snap 🙂

      Reply
  32. Rachel Sweeney May 20, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Lactose free baby 😅

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    1. Karim May 21, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Oh yeahhhhhhhhhhh 😂

      Reply
  33. Jamie Hardin May 20, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you for the advice on Calcium, the store ones are too sugary but I’ll eat the calcium dense foods instead.

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    1. Karim May 21, 2018 at 11:48 am

      No problem Jamie 🙂

      Reply
  34. Kitty Brynn May 20, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Loving the content recently keep it up Karim 🙂

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    1. Karim May 21, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Thank you Kitty I will do 🙂

      Reply

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