The almonds are one of the healthiest foods that you can purchase on the market, they are able to provide countless health benefits. Also they are very high in antioxidants, flavonoids, beneficial phenols, protein and healthy fats. But if you are not a big fan of them, you can try the almond milk. Many people are using it because they think the same benefits can be provided as if they consumed almonds.
You can provide many health benefits for your body by adding the almonds in your everyday diet, and you will also be very energized. And the almond milk isn’t that healthy as everybody knows.
The almond milk that you can purchase on the market, has sweeteners, more water and a lot of additives. And with all of these ingredients inside, there is only a handful of almonds inside.
The Alpro almond milk brand which is in the UK, only has 2% almonds inside according to the researches, the rest of the milk is water, sweeteners, and added carrageenan, vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin E.
And to provide the benefits that should be provided, you need to drink the whole bottle. Knowing this, the milk is very low in calories, because in one cup there are about 30 calories, and a handful of almonds has about 160 calories. And this milk costs about $4 per 1/2 gallon.
These facts are not reveled to the public, because milk industry’s profits of course. The milk that we can buy contains a thickener that we mentioned above, the carrageenan which is able to easily trigger an inflammation of our digestive tract!
Many experts and researchers have recommended that we should avoid the almond milk, because it is nothing more than a mixture of sweeteners, additives, a few almonds and water. If you want almond milk, prepare it yourself, you only need the almonds. Also you will put as much almonds as you like. You will avoid the additives and the sweeteners from the commercial almond milk brands.
It is very easy to make almond milk at home, you just need organic and raw almonds, put them to stay soaked in water throughout the night, and then you need to put them in your blender with 3 cups of water in the morning. Use cheesecloth to strain the mixture, you can sweeten it or add some flavors, for example you may add vanilla extract or a sprinkle of cinnamon. Then store it in a glass jar, and put it in your refrigerator. Keep the milk maximum for 3 days.
And there you have the homemade almond milk, that tastes better and is far more beneficial!