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4 More Reasons to Love Almond Milk
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4 More Reasons to Love Almond Milk

Nut milks are a great alternative to dairy if you miss having milk in your daily cereal but don't want it to be animal-derived. Not only tasty, these dairy-free milks usually contain some great health benefits. Almond milk is a good example! Here are some facts about it you might not know.

  • It Keeps Your Weight Stable

You don’t have to worry too much about gaining extra pounds with almond milk because one cup of it has only 60 calories. This is great when compared to the 146 calories that exist in a cup of whole dairy milk. Unsweetened almond milk usually has fewer calories, but always read the label as it might not contain as many nutrients as the sweetened types.

  • It Improves Your Gym Workout

In addition to weight control, almond milk can help to boost your workout performance. Although it doesn’t have a lot of protein, it does contain essential B Vitamins and iron that can help your muscles better absorb and use protein. These functions are important to ensure that your muscles can have more energy, grow more, as well as repair themselves better.

  • It Protects Your Heart

The great thing about almond milk is that it has no cholesterol while being savvy in the amount of healthy fats it contains. As a vegan, you miss out on some omega-rich foods such as fish, so almond milk comes in handy. Its healthy fats can keep your blood pressure levels healthy, which prevents medical conditions such as strokes and heart problems.

  • It Nourishes Your Skin

Vitamin E is an ingredient found in many face and body lotions because it helps to smooth skin and prevent aging. And guess what? Almond milk has it! In fact, it contains up to 50% of your recommended daily allowance of this vitamin we love!

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