Based on a consumer report by Nielsen, sales of almond milk in the U.S. grew by 250% whereas the milk industry took a dip of more than $1billion in sales over the past few years.
Wow, that says alot right? While it is not as “drastic” here in Asia, you can definitely tell that we are heading that direction from the varieties of dairy free milk available now in our local grocers. Almond milk by brands such as Blue Diamond, Silk, and Rude Health are filling up our supermarket shelves. And ofcourse, the myriad of social media posts on nutmilk is a tell-tale for sure.
I mean we all know what's the fastest way to know what’s on the uprise? It''ll be all over social media!😝
So now that we’ve established that almond milk is taking over the world, let’s find out why people are switching over from regular dairy milk.
The truth about dairy...
#1: Not digestive-friendly
#2: Not the best source of calcium
#3: Produces mucus - increased risk of respiratory issues
Almond milk is not just a substitute for regular milk; it offers many benefits of its own. Being made purely with just almonds and filtered water, you could have guessed that it is as good as consuming almonds itself.
Benefits of consuming Almond Milk
Healthy Heart - from its high healthy fat content, folic acid, and potassium
Increased brain function and reduced risk of brain degenerative diseases - from riboflavin and L-carnitine, the two vital brain nutrient
Strong bones and teeth - from phosphorus in almonds
Increased energy level - from its high magnesium content
Tips on Choosing Almond Milk
#2: Order of Ingredients on label
#3: Are they pasteurized?
We hope this has given you a little more insight on milk and milk alternatives. We hope it helps you in your journey to good health. We understand how confusing it can get with marketing gimmicks, biased researches, articles; we hope this inspires you to find out for yourself what’s out there to make an informed decision for yourself and your family.
Lifestyle Juicery Team