Almond Milk: The “Cream” of the Crop
Breaking news, health fans and coffee-drinkers alike: after
over 96,000 requests for it, Starbucks is now carrying
almond milk! This will be the third non-dairy alternative to make the
coffee line’s menu, falling in after soy milk, which was added in 2004, and
coconut milk, which was added early last year. The decision must have been
pretty simple from an economic standpoint, considering how non-dairy milks have
taken the market by storm, according to a
study done by Texas A&M University. Almond milk actually now even
out-sells soy and rice milk.
What makes almond milk so big, though, and why are people
everywhere buying more and more of it? Well, while the benefits of almond milk
really depend on you, and what you are aiming for in your diet, unsweetened almond
milk is significantly lower in calories and in carbs than whole milk, or any of
its variations (1%, 2%,and skim). There
are higher levels of vitamins A, D, E, and
B12 in almond milk, though there are lower levels of protein per glass. It’s
cholesterol-free, and a good alternative for people with diabetes, heart
problems, and gluten sensitivities. Almond milk also has
the extra punch of healthy mono- and polysaturated fats, or “good fats,”
setting it apart from regular milk with its abundance of saturated fat.
On top of giving your heart a break, almond milk also helps
reduce acne problems in people who might be plagued by them. Dr.
Joel Schlessinger says that this is due to an abundance of hormones in
regular milk, and that a similar effect cannot be achieved with soy milk
because it possesses a different hormone. However, please be warned that this
is not necessarily a good substitute for young children, especially babies, who
do not have any dairy allergies, as it can lead to malnutrition issues.
If you do decide to switch over to almond milk, we also
recommend trying out our product Immune
, our health-promoting sugar substitute which helps promote a better
immune system for you! And if you have any interest on further exploring the
wonderful world of healthy eating and lifestyle, feel free to contact Super
Good Stuff here
or by calling our number at (949)651-6355 for more information.