Almond milk has been gaining popularity over the last few years. Most people think it's a new thing due to this recent popularity but it has been around since the middle ages.
Geographically it was found to be used in what we now know as Spain right through to East Asia as well as across many different religions.
Almond milk doesn't contain cholesterol or lactose and is rich in nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, selenium, manganese, zinc, potassium, iron, phosphorus, biotin, copper, trytophan, vitamin E, vitamin B2, flavonoids, fibre, as well as protein.
Many store bought almond milks are pasteurised. This manufacturing process has been shown to kill off many of the natural enzymes and nutrients. Then many of these store bought almond milks have synthetic nutrients added through fortification or enrichment.
It really is simple and easy to make your own health benefits of almond milk. The best thing about making it yourself is that you know what is in it and it'll have all of the natural enzymes and nutrients with no other potentially toxic additives, flavours or preservatives included.
Almonds have been shown to inhibit free radicals in the body, strengthen the immune system, aid digestive health and weight loss, help protect against heart disease and diabetes.
Many people like to add flavourings to their milk for variety such as sugar, artificial flavourings, colourings, powders and syrups. However, these are far less healthy for your body and devoid of nutrients. These additives in milk when consumed regularly are a major contributor to numerous health conditions such as diabetes and obesity. Obesity has become an epidemic.
Unfortunately with billions of people worldwide classed as being overweight or obese, we will be the first generation that sees our kids die before we do from obesity related illnesses. So please consider this if you are thinking of buying pre-packaged flavoured milks or the other flavourings mentioned above for yourself or your family.
For a healthier alternative you can add medjool dates, the seeds from vanilla beans or even fruit for naturally added flavour. You could even add honey or cinnamon which not only taste great but have numerous medicinal benefits. Adding these natural ingredients means you get plenty of vitamins and nutrients.
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