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The Skinny on Almond Milk

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The Skinny on Almond Milk

Almond milk. We’ve all heard of it, but what’s so AHHHsome about it?

1) Antioxidants!

Almond milk is a good source of the antioxidant vitamin E, which can help slow the signs of aging. The flavonoids in almond milk can also help to reduce the number of free radicals in the body, protecting you from a number of degenerative diseases that occur, such as osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes.

2) Good for Your <3 (Heart)

In comparison to cow’s milk, almond milk contains no cholesterol and no saturated fat. Almond milk’s high levels of omega-3 fatty acids can also help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol, which helps keep your heart healthy! You’ll also enjoy the other benefits of adding omega-3 fatty acids to your diet, such as improved cognitive function.

3) Almond Milk is High in Vitamins and Minerals

Almond milk has incredibly high concentrations of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, containing the following:

Manganese

Calcium

Phosphorous

Copper

Zinc

Iron

Magnesium

Potassium

Selenium

4) Low in Calories

Almond milk is a low calorie alternative to traditional milk; it has only 40-80 calories per serving (depending on if you are purchasing unsweetened or sweetened). It also contains about three grams of unsaturated (good!) fat per serving.                                    

5) Cruelty-Free!

Almond milk is made only from almonds and water, it’s just that simple. Because almond milk contains no animal products or byproducts, it’s suitable for vegans and vegetarians!

Stay Healthy!

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