Almonds are healthy. They are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They also a good source of protein, fiber, as well as healthy fats. Little wonder then, that almond milk has soared in popularity. It is made from almonds therefore it must be as beneficial, right?
Well, not exactly, according to nutritionist Maya Feller. Watch this video from ABC News:
What surprised me (I’m not an almond milk user so I never bothered to check its nutritional facts) is how little protein a cup of this milk supplies: 1 measly gram. The perception that you are “drinking” a handful of almonds when you drink a glass of almond milk is just false.
Add to that the added sugar (to make it more palatable?), and you can’t help wondering if almond milk users are not spending more for less nutritional value. Sugar is linked to the obesity epidemic in America and the healthy problems that come with it.
I don’t know about you, but I’m staying with the good old stuff from a cow. You can
Though considered a nut, the almond is actually a seed. Nuts and seeds are often recommended together as part of a healthy nutrition regimen. Almonds are best eaten uncooked to obtain the greatest nutritional value. You can make almond milk at home and perhaps add a healthier sweetener if you like.