Thursday, 2 March 2017

IF ANYONE YOU KNOW BUYS ALMOND MILK, TELL THEM TO STOP! HERE’S WHY!

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Almonds offer a long list of health benefits since they’re a rich source of protein, flavonoids, healthy fats, antioxidants, and phenols. Consuming almonds on a regular basis will significantly improve your overall health. However, the store-bought almond milk might not be as healthy as it is being presented.
In fact, almond milk contains more water, additives, and sweeteners. According to a research, there are only 2% of almonds in the UK almond milk brand Alpro, whereas the rest is a blend of added A, E, and D vitamins, carrageenan, sweeteners, and water. Hence, one cup of this almond milk contains only 30 calories, whereas one serving of raw almonds has 160 calories.

That is, you need to drink the whole box of milk to get the needed nutrients. In 2014, a plant-based milk company White Wave reported an increase of 50% over the previous years in their sales in the first quarter. As the sales grow, this year, the industry will net 1.7 billion dollars in sales.
Carrageenan, a common thickener found in the additives of this milk, can cause inflammation in the digestive tract. So, instead of buying this almond milk, prepare your own, homemade version. The preparation is very easy. Let’s take a look:

HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK
Soak raw, organic almonds in water and leave them overnight. The next morning, blend them with 3 cups of water in a blender. Next, strain it through cheesecloth and transfer the content into a jar. Add a bit of cinnamon or vanilla extract for flavor. Keep it in the fridge and consume it within 3 days.


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