Plant-based milk are easy to make at home and will cost less than those found in the supermarket shelves. Apart from this, vegan milk are easy to digest, low in calories, rich in calcium and good for heart.
You should not eliminate milk from your diet as it is extremely nutritious.
- Try these vegan sources of milk
- Coconut milk is super nutritious, rich and creamy
- Soybeans and soy milk are a good source of protein
We all have heard the endless health benefits of this common dairy product; milk. But what if you are a vegan or lactose-intolerant? No matter what the reason is you should not eliminate milk from your diet. Do not worry! We have figured out some plant-based milks which are free of lactose. The best part is these milk are extremely beneficial for your health. Moreover, plant-based milk are easy to make at home and will cost less than those found in the supermarket shelves. Apart from this, vegan milk are easy to digest, low in calories, rich in calcium and good for heart.
Have a look at some non-dairy sources of milk:
1. Oat milk:
Oat milk is a vegan alternative to the usual dairy milk that has been gaining popularity in the recent days. This milk is made by blending soaked, oats in a blender and then pouring the liquid through a muslin cloth to extract the milk. This milk alternative is becoming more and more common because of its delicious flavor and nutritional value. It is a perfect option for those with dietary restrictions or allergies, as it is free from dairy, lactose, soya, nuts and gluten (as oats are naturally gluten-free). As an added benefit, oat milk promotes weight loss, boosts immunity, increases the bone density, lowers cholesterol and prevents anemia.
2. Almond milk:
This milk is made from ground almonds and is lower in calories as compared to other milks as long as you do not add sugar to it. It is also free of cholesterol, saturated fat and is naturally lactose free. It is rich in vitamin A and D.
3. Soya milk:
Soya milk is made from soybeans. It is a popular milk alternative for vegans and people who are lactose intolerant. Since it comes from plants, it is naturally free of cholesterol, low in saturated fat, calories and contains absolutely no lactose. Therefore, it is beneficial for people suffering from heart diseases. Soybeans and soy milk are a good source of protein, calcium and even potassium. Moreover, it is rich in vitamins like B12, A and D.
4. Coconut milk:
This milk is super nutritious, rich and creamy. It is loaded with healthy fats, and is a perfect option to include in desserts, smoothies, vegan ice-cream and curries. But make sure that you use coconut milk in limited quantities as it has a strong flavor that is likely to stand out in recipes.
5. Rice milk:
Like other non-dairy sources of milk, rice milk good alternative for those who have lactose intolerant or who prefer a vegan diet. Rice milk is prepared from white or preferentially brown rice along with water. As an added benefit, rice milk helps in maintaining a healthy heart and is a good source of vitamin B.
6. Hemp milk:
One of the super foods hemp seeds, even milk made from hemp seeds offers several health benefits. Thick, creamy and loaded with calcium, hemp milk is great to add in your favourite dishes. Hemp milk is thin and has a flavor that goes better in savory recipes than in desserts.
7. Flax milk:
Like all dairy-free milk, flax milk is also naturally free of cholesterol. Flax milk contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for cognitive function. This is also a good source of calcium but contains less protein. It tends to be thinner as compared to soy and cashew milk.
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