THE BEST ALTERNATIVE MILK: CASHEW MILK!
Cashew milk is the easiest nut milk to make because cashews are a very soft nut – so it does not typically require straining. Cashews are naturally high heart protective healthy monounsaturated fats, zinc, protein, copper, manganese, vitamin K, and magnesium (which over 70% of the population is deficient, key for bone health). It is also a beautiful white color when it is done – so it looks the closest to regular milk too. Add the sesame and chia and it is high in omega 3s and calcium too. Delicious and energizing – give it a try!!
There are a number of reasons people might want to consider taking a break from pasteurized dairy:
I recommend against drinking soy milk, because unfermented soy is generally not well-digested by humans, and unless you are getting organic, is one of the most genetically modified foods. Some studies have linked soy milk consumption in men to increased female hormones (read: Soy’s Negative Effects in Men’s Health Magazine).
But recently, we have been reading about the negative health implications of carrageenan – which is added to many alternative milks to keep the ingredients from separating, and also to give it a good “mouth feel.” According to Rodale, carrageenan wreaks havoc on our gut health, and could even be a potential carcinogen.
Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.
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