6 Reasons You Should Make The Switch To Almond Milk

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If you are vegan or lactose intolerant, you probably already know about the joys of almond milk, but for those of you who are trying to decide which is the better choice for you, as well as for the planet, then this article will help clear things up for you.

If you haven’t heard, cows, well … dairy cows are some of the worst offenders when it comes to global warming. They emit tons of methane gas and need lots of grain and water, not to mention, they put out far more fertilizer than we can use!

Also, if you aren’t drinking organic milk, that means that you might be consuming as many as 60 different types of hormones and antibiotics in every glass.

With the wide selection of alternative milks now on sale at the supermarket, even deciding which one to choose can be difficult. Almond milk is one of the best alternatives (although hemp and coconut milk are also very nutritious!). Did you know that almond milk is even mentioned in books from medieval times? It’s true! Almond milk is not some New Age nut milk, nobility in medieval times preferred almond milk to cow’s milk!

You don’t have to purchase that expensive almond milk from your local supermarket either. We are going to list a terrific recipe at the end of this article so you can make your own healthy almond milk right at home!

Let’s look at the top 6 reasons you might want to reconsider drinking cow’s milk and opt for almond milk.


1. Full of Healthy Fat

Unlike cow’s milk, almond milk is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that are super good for your heart. Cow’s milk is mostly saturated fat. Although low fat milk contains very little saturated fat, it’s still there. Saturated fat has been shown in study after study to be a leading contributor to heart disease. There are some studies that show that a high intake of dairy products leads to a lower risk of obesity, but it’s safe to say that saturated fat is something you want to avoid.

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