Because I am lactose intolerant, I had to find an alternative to Dairy which is how I discovered Almond Milk. I use it for everything from Deserts to my Protein Shakes. Besides being a good alternative to Dairy, there are many more Almond Milk Benefits. Here are 10 of them:
1. Lactose Free
This is by far the biggest advantage. Most people don’t know they have some level of lactose intolerance (since it does exist in different degrees), but you will notice a difference as soon as you switch from Dairy to Almond Milk. If you’re lactose intolerant this is one of the best and healthiest alternatives.
2. You can make it yourself
If you want to save money instead of buying the cartons, or like me there is no consistent supply of it, you can very easily make it yourself. All you need is a blender, water and some fabric to strain the milk. The end result is Almond Milk and Almond Meal. Here is a page on Wikihow to making it yourself.
3. Low in Calories
Another benefit of Almond Milk, is that it is low in calories. Even compared to Skim Milk it comes in lower. It contains approximately 1.5g of fat per 100ml. It is great for weight loss and those on a diet.
4. High in Vitamins
Almond Milk is very high in Vitamins. One cup of plain Almond Milk meets 10% of the Recommended Daily Value for vitamin A, 25% for vitamin D and 50 for vitamin E, making it high in many nutrients compared to the amount of calories it provides per serving.
5. High in Calcium
Almond milk is very high in Calcium, with a single cup providing around 300mg of Calcium. This is equal to one third of your daily requirement. This is great for your bone health and development.
6. Good for your Skin
Thanks to containing up to half of our daily requirement for Vitamin E, another benefit you wil notice is the improvement in your skin. While this improvement might vary for some, I have noticed an improvement in mine. And I even take a good Multi-Vitamin.
7. Low Glycemic Index
Due to its lower Carbohydrate content, Almond milk has a low Glycemic index. This is perfect for Diabetic or people on diets like Tim Ferriss’s Slow Carb Diet.
There are so many more benefits of Almond Milk that I did’t cover here, but I think these are reason enough to consider making a switch.