Milk in any form is extremely healthy, but there are certain people that cannot consume dairy milk, either for health reasons or due to lifestyle restrictions. For example people who are lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy need to look for the same nutritional value in alternative sources.
Similarly if your lifestyle and political beliefs do not allow you to consume animal products, you would naturally have to look for substitutes in order to make sure you still remain healthy while maintaining what you stand for. This is why alternative sources of dairy milk are important to a vegan’s diet and oat milk and soy milk are two of the top choices for substitution with dairy milk.
Oat milk is made using pre-soaked oat groats. Since Oat milk is made using grains, it is a perfect product for vegan. Unlike a lot of other vegan substitute products, Oat milk is actually tasty and nutritious at the same time. Oat milk has a mild, sweetish taste which is a great substitute for regular skimmed milk. You can use oat milk the same way you would use regular or soy milk. Apart from just drinking it as it is, you can also use oat milk to create a number of delicious vegan recipes that are low fat and healthy.
Oat milk is completely lactose free which means lactose intolerant people can also have this treat. The biggest benefit of milk made from grains is that it has zero cholesterol in comparison to dairy milk which has over 24mg of cholesterol in every serving.
Why Soy Milk Is a Good Alternative
Soy milk has been around for quite some time. Manufacturers have put a lot of efforts in improving soy milk, and especially the taste it. Soy milk is now a drink people consume with pleasure rather than necessity. Soy milk is also packed with health benefits including:
- Since soy milk only contains vegetable proteins, they cause less calcium loss through the kidneys, preventing over exertion of kidneys.
- Soy milk is also completely lactose free. More than 75 percent of the world’s population cannot tolerate lactose which means that more people can avail the health benefits of milk without having to consume dairy.
- Soy milk contains stachyose and raffinose which are pre-biotic sugars that help boost immunity and decrease toxins in the body.
- Soy milk is also devoid of hormones, unlike cow’s milk. Cow’s milk contains natural as well as synthetic hormones called rBGH which influences the regular functionality of our body.
Allan has been writing about the benefits of food on health for over 3 years. He has contributed several article on Franksblog
as well as on other prominent health blogs.