Milk is one of those things we have heard for most of our lives is necessary to make bones strong.
We have heard that it is a great form of calcium, and for most, it’s tasty to drink too.
The downside of good, old-fashioned cow’s milk, however, is there are many who are allergic or can’t process it, plus it tends to be high in sugar and fat.
Nowadays many people have turned to drinking plant-based milk such as soy milk and almond milk as an alternative.
But are these plant-based milks any better for you?
The answer is yes, and here are five reasons plant-based milk are super healthy for you.
You can make it yourself
Nowadays there can be many added chemicals and preservatives in our foods and drinks, even ones that are so-called “natural” or “organic”.
The nice thing about plant-based milk, especially soy milk and almond milk, is that you can easily make it at home, that way you know exactly what goes into it.
As long as your soybean storage and almond storage is good, and you know how to properly prepare and store the milk once you’ve made it, you have organic, fresh, and tasty plant-based milk at your fingertips.
Contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals
For example, soy milk derives from soybeans, is plant-based so it is low in cholesterol and low in saturated fats. Soybeans and soy milk are also a great source of potassium, calcium, and protein.
Almond milk has many of the same nutritious benefits and is also high in vitamin E and Thiamin.
Although cows milk also contains a lot of these same vitamins, its high-fat content and sugar content makes it not as nutritious in the end.
Most are low in calories
From rice milk to coconut milk and from almond milk to soy milk, most plant-based kinds of milk are pretty low in calories.
In fact, if you did a side-by-side comparison, it would astound you how many more calories are in cow’s milk versus most plant milk.
So plant-based milk are awesome for all the taste and nutritious content without the added calories and sugars.
Plant based milk have no dairy
According to the Genetics Home Reference, over 65% of the human population has a reduced ability to process lactose after infancy. In fact, in many Asian countries, over 90% of the population is lactose intolerant.
Luckily, with plant-based milk, this is not a problem, as they are all dairy free.
So whether you are like many of the basic population and are unable to process lactose, which is dairy sugar, or are Vegan and choose not to participate in wanting or drinking dairy products, plant-based milk is the milk for you.
They are very good for your heart
Heart-health is something that everyone should be thinking about, and luckily plant-based milk is a great place to start when it comes to taking care of your heart.
According to Medical News Today, because plant milk such as almond milk is high in vitamin E and contains healthy fats, regular consumption of it can reduce the risk of heart disease.
This is because many nuts contain vitamin E, which is responsible for lowering cholesterol, which is a huge factor for heart disease.
Nothing is easier than drinking your way to a healthier heart.