For several years now, different plant-based drinks have been introduced on the market as an alternative to cow’s milk and excessive consumption of dairy products in general. The reasons are the rapid increase in cases of lactose intolerance and the search for lighter beverages or beverages with other high quality nutrients. Among these, almond milk is one of the most beneficial.
Because of its consistency and taste, almond milk is increasingly successful, whether to drink it alone, mixed with other liquids such as tea or coffee or to accompany cereals. Moreover, thanks to its great health benefits, it is one of the best options for everyone, especially for celiac and lactose intolerant people.
Almond milk is obtained directly from the crushing of raw almonds that are put in liquid to obtain their essential oils and then the solid residues are discarded. It is low in calories, helps regulate cholesterol levels and overall heart and artery health.
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Almond milk, a vegetable drink full of benefits
If almonds are considered the queen of nuts for their flavor, their contribution of high quality essential nutrients and their versatility to prepare all kinds of sweet and savory recipes, almond milk is not far behind and can be considered the best within the vegetable drinks.
All this is what it brings to us:
High nutritional power
Almond milk is rich in different groups of vitamins such as E, A and D, provides proteins, omega-6 acids, zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium and potassium. In addition, due to its vegetable and natural origin, it does not contain additives or preservatives.
Just as a glass of cow’s milk can contain up to 86 calories, a glass of almond milk usually contains less than 70. This helps us to maintain a more balanced diet and also to keep our cholesterol levels under control.
Not a problem for people with lactose intolerance
Most people who cannot consume cow’s milk or some derivatives have difficulty digesting and processing lactose. When this difficulty is aggravated or not treated in time it can become a total intolerance that can lead to severe stomach pains and other ailments.
Almond milk does not contain cow’s milk or any other animal products, so it is an excellent choice for those suffering from intolerance, for allergy sufferers and also for vegans.
Better cardiovascular health
Drinking almond milk improves levels of what is known as good cholesterol (HDL) and reduces levels of what is known as bad cholesterol (LDL). It also reduces the level of triglycerides in the blood. This helps us to prevent all types of heart disease.
Improves our gastrointestinal health
Thanks to its high percentage of fiber, almond milk helps protect the walls of the intestines, especially at the colon level. In addition, it regulates the rate of absorption of sugars in our body, facilitates digestion and gastrointestinal conditions in general.
Strengthens our hair, skin and nails
If we want to keep our nails and hair strong we will need a balanced intake of calcium and also vitamin B2 and both can be obtained by drinking almond milk. Something that will also improve the skin hydration keeping it soft and radiant.
Helps replenish mineral salts
At times when you have suffered from indigestion, diarrhea or vomiting, almond milk will help you recover thanks to its richness in mineral salts such as potassium.
Strengthens the nervous system
For proper functioning, our brain, with all its systems and structures, needs a number of vitamins. Among them the B1, B2, PP (or B3), A, D and C and all of them can be provided in a good amount if we drink almond milk.
El Nogal Wellness Nuts, suppliers of top quality almonds
As you know, almonds are a superfood with excellent organoleptic and nutritional properties also when we consume it in the form of milk, a delicious alternative and full of benefits.
At El Nogal Wellness Nuts we produce premium almonds in varieties such as Marcona and Valencia to the food service sector and also to retailers.
Unique recipes with the best raw materials for all those who enjoy healthy snacks without giving up the best flavor. If you want to ask for more information download the El Nogal product catalog or contact us. We will be happy to assist you and advise you on everything you may need.