To be clear, there is nothing wrong with drinking milk as long as that milk is not full of antibiotics and other chemicals that make it unhealthy. Unfortunately, factory dairy farming has become the norm and it’s nearly impossible for most people to get cow’s milk that isn’t full of nasty chemicals. What’s more, if you’re bothered by the fact that milk cows have miserable lives held in small cages and kept constantly pregnant until they die early- then you have another reason to quit drinking cow’s milk.
Alright, here’s the bad news. Almond milk is a scam. Yeah, we were disappointed too. If you’ve gone off cow’s milk to avoid the acid and mucus producing dangers of it and have switched to almond milk, you’ve only traded in one health risk for another.
The first disappointment we found is that store-bought almond milk comes up short in the actual almond department. If you’ve ever looked at a can of almonds in the nut aisle at your grocery store- you probably noticed they cost around five bucks. So it stands to reason that a whole gallon of almond milk would take a lot more almonds to make- and cost a heck of a lot more. But it doesn’t. That’s because the producers are cutting corners.
The average gallon of almond milk is made with about one handful of almonds. Some brands have less than two percent actual almond content. That’s more like mildly almond flavored water. They have fewer almonds in them than the Almond Brothers. Pretty chintzy.
So what does that tell you? It tells you that they are flavoring their nut water with other things to give the impression of a rich almond-like flavor. They also use unnatural thickeners to give it a milk-like texture.
Those unnatural thickeners cause inflammation. Surprise. And we know well these days that inflammation is a root cause of many, many chronic illnesses from autism to heart disease.
So what else, you ask? Well, the almonds they use in store bought almond milk are not sprouted. Non-sprouted almonds contain an enzyme that prevents the almond from breaking down. They are natural chemicals meant to make the nut more survivable while it looks for a place to grow into a tree.
Those enzymes are known as anti-nutrients. In other words, they are not food. Sprouted almonds are much harder to cultivate and harvest. So they just don’t use them.
Finally, store-bought almond milk is of full of other unnatural ingredients. Thickeners and flavoring agents used in most almond milk cause digestive and other problems.
All in all, if a gallon of almond milk really was what you hope it is- it would cost about $80 to produce. Now, that would be a tasty gallon of milk!
Other alternatives include coconut milk, rice milk, hemp milk, or pea milk. Cashew milk is another alternative, but it has the same problems as almond milk. Soy milk is almost more dangerous to ingest too.
Coconut and hemp milk are probably the best for your health- but only if you find some of the more responsible brands. Otherwise, you’re going to get the same additives you find with other types of milk. Pea milk is another good alternative, except for the fact that most brands use sunflower oil.
All of the cow milk alternatives are going to take some protein out of your diet. So that means you’ll have to get it in some other way.
Finally, while it’s not practical for most people, the best way to get milk is to buy the cow. If you’re concerned about cruelty to animals then this is a terrific answer. Just like raising chickens and eating unfertilized eggs- drinking cow’s milk is a moral free ride.
While only those with open land can pull this off, it is yet another illustration of the fact that only by taking personal responsibility for every aspect of our lives can we be sure we’re giving our bodies the best fuel to run on.
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