More and more people are turning away from cow’s milk in favor of more digestible vegetable milks. Among these, there is one whose rating is constantly climbing: almond milk. But is this recent success justified? Does almond milk offer additional benefits to our body? Investigation of the unsuspected virtues of this very sweet milk.
Almond milk: what more does it have?
In recent years, almond milk is in the process of dethroning the famous soy milk, to the rank of substitutes for cow’s milk. It must be said that in addition to having a consistency very close to her colleague of animal origin, almond milk displays many virtues that lactose intolerant tear.
In addition to being devoid of this carbohydrate, this vegetal milk drink does not show more gluten than cholesterol in its composition. In addition, a cup of almond milk represents only about 30 calories, compared with a good 100 for semi-skimmed cow’s milk.
What to seduce people who want to lose weight! But the main advantage of almond milk is its high content of vitamins and minerals essential to the proper functioning of the body: vitamins A, D, E, iron, riboflavin, calcium …
What are the benefits of almond milk for the body?
The nutritional qualities of almond milk have an undeniably positive impact on the health of those who consume it. In addition to promoting weight loss , it also contributes to the development of good cholesterol (HDL) at the expense of bad (LDL).
It is therefore an excellent drink to prevent cardiovascular risks. On the intestinal level, this plant milk possesses innumerable properties.
On the one hand, it promotes digestion ; On the other hand, it improves intestinal absorption of fats and sugars. In addition, the high fiber content of the almond strengthens the esophagus and colic walls.
Almond milk is strongly recommended in case of esophagitis, ulcer or functional colopathy.
How to make homemade almond milk?
The main disadvantage of industrial almond milk is that it costs a lot more than cow’s milk. But for those who can not do without it, there is a simple and much less expensive solution: the “home made”!
To make your own liter of almond milk, you have to macerate, overnight and at room temperature, 250g whole almonds and unpeeled in a few centimeters of water.
The next morning, bring the water to a boil, before recovering and grinding the almonds soaked in water. Gradually add 250 ml of water to the mixer until a thick paste is obtained.
At this point, transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add 50 cl of boiling water and let it infuse for about 10 minutes. Then pass the liquid gradually to the fine sieve to remove the ground almonds.
If you wish, add milk to your taste with honey, vanilla, spices or maple syrup, for example.
Caution: it only keeps for a few days.