Although the almond drink is not nearly as nutritious as cow’s milk, enriched products come close.
They frequently contain added vitamin D, calcium, and protein, making them more similar to regular milk in nutritional content.
However, the almond drink is naturally rich in several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E.
For comparison, the table below shows the amounts of a few nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in a cup of enriched commercial almond milk and low fat cow’s milk, along with some daily values (DV) (2, 3).
|Protein||1.05 g||8.22 g|
|Fat||2.52 g||2.37 g|
|Carbohydrates||3.43 g||12.2 g|
|Vitamin E||over 100% DV||0% DV|
|Calcium||37% DV||23% DV|
|Potassium||4% DV||8% DV|
|Magnesium||4% DV||6% DV|
|Riboflavin||2% DV||35% DV|
|Phosphorus||2% DV||19% DV|
The body does not absorb some minerals in almond drinks as well as it does those in dairy milk. This is partly because almonds contain phytic acid, an antinutrient that reduces the absorption of iron, zinc, and magnesium (4, 5, 6).
Since the almond drink is lacking in many nutrients, it is not suitable as a milk replacement for infants.
Bottom line: The Almond drink is naturally rich in several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E.
If a medical professional has diagnosed you with an allergy to nuts then you have to avoid nuts. As another responder indicated an allergy to peanuts (probably the most common diagnosis) can be linked to other nuts and too often these allergies can be life-threatening.
Tree nuts such as almonds (along with walnuts, cashews, and pecans) top the list of allergy offenders. In addition, nearly half of people allergic to peanuts are allergic to tree nuts.
Simply put if you have a diagnosed nut allergy then its safest to avoid any nut-based products
Bottom line: Coconut milk as with most plant-based drinks such as almond, walnut and cashew is an easy-to-find lactose-free, vegan alternative to dairy milk.
We do not use any artificial sweeteners, our products are sweetened using only natural whole cane sugar.
Natural whole cane sugar retains more of the nutrients than processed sugars. It’s loaded with enzymes and nutrients the body needs. Some of those nutrients include: Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin E, Be vitamins, iron, manganese, copper and zinc. You won’t find nutrition like this packed in processed/refined sugars or artificial sweeteners!
Coconut milk contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which researchers have linked with weight loss. MCTs stimulate energy through a process called thermogenesis, or heat production.
A 2015 study in overweight men found that consuming MCTs at breakfast led to reduced food intake later in the day.
Findings of a 2018 study suggest that MCTs increase insulin sensitivity, and many researchers believe that this sensitivity promotes weight loss. Insulin is an essential hormone that breaks down glucose and controls blood sugar levels.
Yes! Essentially all nut-based drinks, unless otherwise noted on a product’s packaging, are 100 percent vegan.