In recent years, almond milk has become increasingly popular. Almonds are an incredibly healthy super-food, so almond milk is probably great for you too, right? Nope.
While it’s true that almond milk does contain some of the nutrion as almonds, it’s also filled with sweeteners, water, and unnatural additives. Did you know that your average brand-name almond milk really only contains 2 percent almonds?
So not only are you paying an outrageously high price, but you’re not getting nearly the amount of nutrition that you think you are. Instead, you’re giving your body tons of sugar, one of the most harmful ingredients. So what does that mean for you and your family’s health?
Sugar contains literally zero nutritional value. But yet it’s the most common added ingredient in foods and drinks today. When you think of sugar, you probably think of candy or soda. But did you know there’s sugar in sauces, dressings, even soups? One of the biggest risks of a high-sugar diet is tooth decay.
Beverages are one of the biggest concern in regards to tooth decay. When the sugar in that cup of juice or soda reacts with the plaque on your teeth, dangerous acids are produced which can essentially “eat away” at the teeth. Even sugar-free drinks contain harmful additives that soften tooth enamel and eventually can rot teeth. This happens very easily in children since their teeth aren’t as strong and developed as adults’ are.
So, it’s in your best interest to throw away that almond milk and switch back to dairy milk, what we all drank before the almond milk crazy began. If that doesn’t sound like something you’d like to do, try making your own homemade healthy almond milk. It’s simpler than you’d think and you’ll be skipping out on all that added sugar.