We’ve already talked about the importance of diary products in our alimentation that help us prevent diseases like osteoporosis which affect many women these days.
But what about those who have lactose intolerance?
The solution seems to be almond milk.
In fact, in many respects almond milk is better than cow milk. Why?
- First of all we have to consider the number of calories. Almond milk is by far the better choice for those who want to lose weight. This is because a 8 oz cup (~220ml.) has 60 calories while the same quantity of whole milk has almost 3 times more calories. Of course there is the skim milk possibility, but still it has more calories than the almond milk.
- Almond milk is the most suitable replacement for cow milk for those who have lactose intolerance. The number of people who suffer from lactose intolerance is bigger than we can even imagine. Nutritionists say that many of them are not even aware of the fact that lactose is not good for them.
- Almond milk is better for our heart than the cow one. Why? This is because it contains virtually no cholesterol at all and only 5 mg of sodium per serving. As we all know our heart needs a low cholesterol and sodium diet.
But what does almond milk contain that makes it so appreciated by nutritionists?
If you are drinking cow milk for the calcium intake you can replace it with the almond one without having to worry that your diet will lack this important element for your nutrition. In fact, whole milk can prevent the body from absorbing the calcium. This is because of the saturated fat.
On the other hand, skim cow milk is perfect for those who need both something that provides them with calcium and prevents them from gaining weight.
Good carbohydrates in small quantities
A serving of almond milk provides only 8 grams of carbohydrates. These 8 grams of carbohydrates result in 7 grams of sugar that do not affect the blood sugar level. This helps a person get lots of energy without having to worry about the glycemic nature.
B vitamins like riboflavin and iron
These two elements are essential for muscle growth.
This vitamin is essential for a beautiful, naturally glowing skin, so don’t ignore its importance.
As you can see it, almond milk is a great choice but there are two things you have to be aware of: many who have lactose intolerance can be allergic to nuts too, so, almonds are completely forbidden and, almond milk is good only when consumed in its natural state, that is without sugar or other things added.
If you go for chocolate almond milk you should know that it probably has more calories than whole cow milk. If you really want to benefit from the properties of almond milk choose the sugar free natural one.
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