Benefits of Almond Milk

By Jeff

pouring milkIn looking for alternatives to normal dairy milk produced from cows, there are a few options out there. Right now I would like to focus on the benefits of almond milk.

First, we need to take a look at why we’re even looking for alternatives. What happened between the time of my childhood and now that has many people losing confidence in the health of dairy products in general?

I picked out one Spanish-Moroccan scientist study group to sum it all up. They found that in a single glass of milk there are up to 20 pharmaceutical drugs, including pain killers, antibiotics, and growth hormones. They do say they are in such small amounts that we shouldn’t worry about it. Really?

Add to these drugs the use of GMO feed and you’ve got a drink that is just a bit toxic. Is this something we really want our children and us to consume every day?

What Milk Do We Drink Then?

Many parents don’t know what the alternatives are to “normal” milk and there is much fear-mongering about dairy being the absolute only source of vitamin D and calcium for our children. This is absolutely ludicrous.

Here are a few options to consider:

Benefits of Almond Milk

We use this in our home because we’d prefer not to consume drugs in our dairy. I would like to list for you the benefits of almonds and the milk.

Compared to the statistics the USDA released regarding a typical glass of 1% dairy milk, the almond alternative has 50% more calcium. Isn’t that amazing?

Our children really like drinking it and using it in cereals. It just makes sense to us to use this as an alternative to dairy for better health.

After reading some of these benefits, what do you think about trying almond milk in the near future?

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5 Responses to “Benefits of Almond Milk”

  1. Kelly Says:
    July 15th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Jeff – I’m a huge fan of almond milk, too! I made the switch after noticing I wasn’t feeling well after having skim milk. I also started introducing unsweetened coconut milk in my smoothies – also delicious. My husband is a convert after quickly realizing several benefits as well, including fewer breakouts & much more stable insulin levels.

  2. Paula - Buenos Aires Says:
    July 15th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Very interesting (and somewhat scary) to read what is truly in the milk we consume. I´ve never seen almond milk in Buenos Aires. Do you buy it at a regular supermarket or do you find it in a special store?

  3. Jeff Says:
    July 15th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Kelly – Yes, I’ve heard coconut milk and coconut water is super healthy!

    That’s great news about the health of your family improving!

  4. Jeff Says:
    July 15th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Paula – Yes, you can buy almond milk at the normal supermarket.

  5. Lesley Says:
    December 15th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Milk was one of the hardest things for my husband to deal with when we were getting rid of the “bad stuff” in our house. We now keep a carton of organic milk around just for him because he likes it with cereal, the rest of us don’t drink milk at all… well, the baby does but that’s human milk, not cows.

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