If You Know Anyone Who Buys Almond Milk, Tell Them to Stop Immediately – Here’s Why

Almonds are a fantastic source of nutrition with numerous health benefits.

Almonds pack 21 grams of protein and 8.8 grams of fiber per 100 grams, and they are the perfect snack to keep you energized and full throughout the day. 

They can even lower your cholesterol and help improve circulation throughout the whole body!

There is a negative side to the almond world however. A lot of companies are now producing almond milk as “the increase in consumption of products in the last decades is related to consumers’ tendency to look for healthy foods.

What’s hidden inside this form of milk will shock you!

Excess Sugars

Naturally, almond milk doesn’t contain sugar, yet most manufacturers add sugar to it during processing to improve the taste. It may taste delicious, but the added sugars will stack up against your daily allowance! Many additives are contained within almond milk

According to the American Heart Association, men should be consuming 37.5 grams of sugar (or less) a day and women should be having 25 grams. So it may be shocking to hear that standard almond milk contains 7 grams of sugar per 1 cup serving. That’s a third of your daily sugars, if you’re a woman, after just one serving! So you could be already a chunk of your way into your daily sugar allowance after your morning breakfast.

Should It Be Called ‘Almond’ Milk

Researchers found that a whole carton of UK brand Alpro,  contains only 2% almonds! It has been said that this percentage is not limited to UK products and is a standard for commercially produced almond milk. So you would have to drink the whole thing to reap the rewards of what a handful of almonds could do! But that would mean consuming copious amounts of additives and Carrageenan (thickening ingredient).

Contaminated by Carrageenan

Although it is a natural substance, multiple health professionals have concluded that carrageenan can cause inflammation which can lead to heart disease. Carrageenan is a thickening tool which is extracted from certain types of red seaweed. The US still pass the use of carrageenan in food products and not a major health concern.

Is All Store-bought Almond Milk Bad?

It's a bit of both, yes and no. Obviously, store-bought almond milk will never have as much nutrition or as many almonds as real, homemade almond milk.

However, if you do have to buy boxed, there are definitely some options that are better than others. The key is to be an informed shopper.  Read the labels with caution! For example, a few brands which offer an “unsweetened” variety of almond milk actually do sweeten it with cane sugar or dried cane juice, which is still sugar.

Here’s how to buy it: 

  • avoid carrageenan
  • avoid added sugar (including cane sugar)
  • avoid “natural flavors” when possible
  • buy 100% organic
  • buy unsweetened

For example, Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk doesn’t add sugar, but it does add carrageenan.  So Delicious and Silk “Unsweetened” versions of almond milk have no carrageenan or sugar, but they do add “natural flavors”, which ends up being a better option than most. If you’re unable to find a brand in your local grocery store that is truly natural, the best option will always be to simply make your own almond milk at home.

Watch the following video for a step by step guide on how to make the perfect tasting almond milk. Delicious!

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