Almond Milk

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    Feb 28, 2013 6:45 PM GMT
    I noticed that almond milk has very few calories and preservatives. I have someone in my family that is diabetic. I am curious if almond milk would be a good source of nutrients for them.

    Also, are there any potentially harmful side-effects to drinking almond milk?

    For myself I intend to remove most dairy from my diet, however I noticed the label on almond milk suggests it is high in B12 and Vitamin D.

    Any thoughts on almond milk?
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    Feb 28, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
    I replaced dairy milk with almond milk for a couple years, and only recently went back to dairy milk. Almond milk is great! The only reason I switched back is because I got tired of driving 10 minutes to the nearest grocery store that carries it, when I can walk across the street and buy dairy milk.
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    Mar 01, 2013 1:59 AM GMT
    Mmmmm. Nut milk!
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    Mar 01, 2013 2:28 AM GMT
    The only thing I drink is almond milk. Switched a couple of years ago and have converted many others. I am totally an almond milk pusher. The flavored ones are great for protein/vitamin shakes.

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    Mar 01, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
    almost milk is great and great for you
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    Mar 01, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
    Almond milk and coconut milk are both much better than dairy milk. Diabetics should avoid all dairy products.

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    Mar 01, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    dudewithabeard saidThe only thing I drink is almond milk. Switched a couple of years ago and have converted many others. I am totally an almond milk pusher. The flavored ones are great for protein/vitamin shakes.

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    Yes! I used almond milk for my protein shakes! I don't like sweetened WAY to sweet for me so I typically buy unsweetened. Has worked out for me these last three years and don't miss milk....do miss cheese from time to time....
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    Mar 01, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    I love almond milk - especially in post-workout smoothies. It has the benefit of also containing enough sodium and potassium to replenish electrolytes during cardio (water it down, or have it in a separate container from your water bottle).

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    Mar 01, 2013 3:28 AM GMT
    I know of nothing negative against the use of almond milk. I prefer the unsweetened vanilla flavor. I've read that almond milk is better than dairy milk, soy milk or rice milk but I can't claim to be an expert.
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    Mar 01, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    I drink almond milk only because dairy gives me problems and soy milk is disgusting (in my opinion). But I use it on cereal and in smoothies. It's good stuff.
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    Mar 01, 2013 6:08 AM GMT
    Love almond milk. And its easy to make yourself, as well. I also like hemp milk and coconut milk.
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    Mar 01, 2013 6:10 AM GMT
    I love almond milk, like coconut milk better though.
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    Mar 01, 2013 6:51 AM GMT
    For something as serious as diabetes, you should ask a medical professional if almond milk is safe.

    Almond milk does have some nutritional value, but I cannot say if it is better than regular milk. Like milk, it is fortified with extra vitamins. I believe that almond milk is fortified with B12 because there is no sufficient plant based source of that vitamin. Vegans and vegetarians who don't eat sufficient quantities of animal products must supplement B12 somehow because they cannot obtain enough through their diet.
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    Mar 01, 2013 7:03 AM GMT
    __JoeyD___ saidAlmond milk and coconut milk are both much better than dairy milk. Diabetics should avoid all dairy products.

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    Mar 01, 2013 7:29 AM GMT
    Make it yourself, very easy!! Just randomly pull out a blog below. I only use almond, water, one fig or dates. .
    http://ohsheglows.com/2013/01/24/my-favourite-homemade-almond-milk-step-by-step-photos/
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    Mar 01, 2013 7:33 AM GMT
    great that settles it, im pushing almond milk on all my friends and family.

    it tastes really good in post-workout shakes as well.
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    Mar 02, 2013 11:56 AM GMT
    Almond milk can be homemade.

    The almond is the king of nuts, and whole almonds soaked in water overnight with the skins peeled are very nutritious for breakfast.

    I have made horchata from sunflower and pumpkin seeds, almonds and hazelnuts. I think that it is possible to use almost any variety of edible nut or seed.

    The process is to activate and extract the nutrients of the nuts and/or seeds by soaking, and then to blend and strain through a cheesecloth or a handkerchief.

    Almond skins are slightly poisonous containing tannins and cyanide, which is why they are slightly better blanched or peeled.

    I might suggest looking at raw food websites for ideas.
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    Mar 02, 2013 10:53 PM GMT
    Onigumo said
    dudewithabeard saidThe only thing I drink is almond milk. Switched a couple of years ago and have converted many others. I am totally an almond milk pusher. The flavored ones are great for protein/vitamin shakes.

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    Yes! I used almond milk for my protein shakes! I don't like sweetened WAY to sweet for me so I typically buy unsweetened. Has worked out for me these last three years and don't miss milk....do miss cheese from time to time....



    I Love this stuff!