Most dairy milk produced today includes hormones that help increase the production of milk and it is not healthy for the human body. You should know what you are putting into your body because it ultimately affects your health and even your mental well-being. Consume organic, plant-based vegan milks to avoid abnormalities your body that cause cancer and allergies that cause stomach discomfort. Almost 25% of people in the U.S. has an intolerance to lactose, so milk alternatives already have a large consumer base.
For people who are either lactose intolerant or have become vegans, these 5 dairy-free milks are healthy and delicious. They are made from common food products that are high in calcium and protein like almonds, soybeans and flax seeds.
Below you will find the benefits of each milk and a recipe so that you can even make homemade milks easily.
Almonds have been consumed for ages and is now one of the most popular tree nuts among people. They contain lots of healthy fats and protein that benefit the heart and muscles. If you have high blood pressure, vegan food like almonds contain no cholesterol, which your body provides naturally.
Your skin will also look younger and healthier as almond milk contains more than 50% of the daily recommended vitamin E, which helps protect your skin from sun’s harmful rays.
You can make almond milk easily at home. All you need is some almonds, water, and blender.
Flax Seed Milk
Flax Seed Milk is also a healthy alternative to cow’s milk. Not only does it have no cholesterol and lactose, it helps level blood sugar levels and relieves inflammation. It also helps with constipation and weight loss as it has a high fiber content. The omega-3 fatty acids and essential vitamins (E, B, and C) provide you with energy and a strong immune system.
Flaxseed is a thicker milk than most alternatives. You can try to make some for yourself at home with this recipe.
Soy Milk is probably the most famous non –dairy milk after almonds. Recently, almond milk surpassed soy milk as the most consumed plant-based milk as people prefer the taste of almonds. Compared to almond milk, soy milk contains more protein at around 7 grams/cup to 4 grams/cup in almond milk. However, soy milk is cheaper to buy and make at home. The process is a bit longer because soy must be boiled before it is consumed to remove the sour taste and eliminates certain toxins.
Raw soy beans are inexpensive to buy in bulk so you can make your own soy milk at home as often as you like with this recipe.
Hemp milk is made with seeds of the cannabis sativa plant. They are full of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. You also get vitamin D and B from hempseed milk. Just in case you are wondering, hemp does not contain THC, so it will not get you high.
This milk is filled with 10 amino acids and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote a strong brain and body.
Although it is the most expensive milk alternative because of the cost of hempseeds, it is the easiest to make at home. They do not need to be soaked or strained, so all you need to do is blend.
This is the quicker milk alternative recipe, so don’t waste any time trying it.
Cashews are tasty tree nuts with plenty of minerals and fats. They include phosphorus and copper, which aid in tissue repair as well as zinc and iron, which cleanse the blood and strengthens the immune system. It also has high levels of magnesium that relieves nerve pain and stress by increasing neurotransmitter communication. Diabetics can use cashews to lower blood sugar levels and could be used to enhance the body’s reaction to natural insulin.
Cashew milk is thicker and creamier then almond or soy milk, however this nut is a common allergy so be aware.
Cashews are usually cheaper than almonds, just make sure you buy unsalted nuts when you make them at home with this recipe.