What is Almond Milk?
Almond milk is a dairy substitute that is made by mixing finely ground almonds with water and is low in calories and fat.
Almond milk contains more vitamins and minerals than soy and rice milks. Because almonds are rich in vitamins and minerals, it does not need to be fortified like dairy, soy and rice milks.
Why is almond milk a good alternative to dairy milk?
- Almonds contain vitamin E, manganese, selenium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, fiber, phosphorous and calcium.
- Almond milk is great for those who are lactose intolerant, because it has no lactose in it.
- Almond milk has no soy, so it is good for those who suffer from soy allergies.
- Almond milk contain no casein, which make it suitable for those who suffer from gluten allergies.
- Almond milk does not contain saturated fats or cholesterol, but it does contain omega-3 fatty acids, making it good for your heart.
- Almond milk for an 8-ounce (one serving) cup of almond milk there is about one gram of protein and about one gram of dietary fiber.
- Almond milk is low in calories; it has only about 40 calories per serving, and it is low in carbs at only two grams per serving.
- Almond milk has about three grams of fat per eight ounce serving.
- The flavonoids in almond milk help prevent cancer. The high levels of antioxidant vitamin E found in almond milk make it very effective in the prevention of cancer.