Did you know that the production of dairy milk is associated with greenhouse gas emissions, carbon footprint and antibiotics? In the last couple of years, more and more experts have started researching the production of dairy milk and they came to some really concerning conclusion that have started making more people ask one question every day:”Is it worth destroying our planet so we could have more processed and not organic milk?
However, this is not the only problem – Dr. Mark Hyman is an expert on dieting and healthy foods and also has written lots of books about dieting. Dr. Hyman claims that the benefits of regular milk are exaggerated and that one glass of organic and raw cow’s milk can have up to 60 hormones that may lead to growth in many different areas – like cancerous cells.
Furthermore, if you are lactose-intolerant and you share the same concerns like the ones we mentioned above, then you could try some of the alternative drinks that are available – almond, soya, coconut and hemp milk are some of the most popular. Experts claim that of all alternatives, almond milk is the healthiest. The interesting thing is that, according to the book “Food in medieval times” – nobility liked almond milk more than cow’s!
Here are three solid reasons for swapping cow’s milk for almond alternative:
Almond milk has no cholesterol
Most of the people looking for alternatives to usual foods are the ones that are worried about their health and with the increase of cardiovascular diseases, more and more people are worried about the health of their heart. American Heart Association (also known as AHA) claims that almond milk lowers the risk of strokes and heart attacks due to the large number of monounsaturated fats. These fats are much healthier than saturated and trans fats, that are found in the most foods at the moment. Almond milk does not only have practically no saturated fats, it also is completely free of cholesterol, so you don’t have to worry about your diet if you include it in your diet.
Almond milk has does not have too much calories
If you are carefully watching your weight (in most cases people want to lose weight) your diet could really benefit from including almond milk, especially when you take in account that it has about 50 percent less of calories that the dairy milk has. On the other hand, almond milk has on average 1 gram of protein in one cup, while the dairy milk has around 8 grams of protein per cup, which means that if you switch to almond milk, you are going to have to find another source of protein.
Almond milk may prevent cancer
One study, that has been published in the Nutrition and Cancer Journal came to the conclusion that a person that drinks almond milk can actually help with the prevention of cancer. It appears that cow’s milk stimulated the growth of cancerous cells because of the hormones this milk has.