Is Almond Milk A Good Alternative To Cow’s Milk?

Fitness Freak: Oh hello there, I just love
to drink almond milk after a good workout session. And why not? It is a good source of Vitamin D, Vitamin
E and Calcium. But can it be used as an alternative for cow’s
milk? Let’s find out! Subscription: Before we do that, click the
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until the end. Fitness Freak: As the name suggests, almond
milk is made up of milk, almonds and sweeteners. However, there are almond milks available
that are not sweet. In general, it has a low amount of sugar that
makes it a good option for people who have diabetes. Additionally, almond milk has a lot of good
stuff in it. It is good for your skin. (Note to Editor/PP: The fitness freak holds
up his hand to show his flawless skin.) Notice my flawless skin? The secret to my healthy skin, apart from
me taking care of it, is almond milk. It contains Vitamin E, which helps in maintaining
the optimal state of my skin. Vitamin E also combats inflammation and stress
in the body. Apart from that, almond milk has antioxidants
that help in repairing damaged skin and regulate Vitamin A. You can also mix it with rose water
and use it as a skin lotion. Hey, you have to do some hard work if you
want a healthy skin. It is good for your heart (Note to Editor/PP: The fitness freak keeps
her/his hand on her/his chest.) SFX: Sound of Heartbeat Hear that? That is the sound of a healthy heart. Now, I would not be able to workout regularly
if I had a heart problem. A healthy heart is important as the heart
is an important organ that pumps blood and helps to circulate it throughout your body. And while cow’s milk may be high in protein,
it is not necessarily good for our heart. Our heart often gets affected by the cholesterol
and saturated fat that is found in cow’s milk. While, almond milk contains no such properties. Additionally, it contains omega fatty acids
that prevents high blood pressure and other heart related diseases. Almond milk also helps in reducing the risk
of coronary heart disease. Now, I would not have been able to do all
these exercises and take care of myself, if I did not have a healthy heart. It is good for bones and muscles (Note to Editor/PP: The fitness freak boasts
off her/his muscles.) See these beauties, *showing off his muscles*. I know, I know, they are great. I had to work really, really hard to get them
too. They do not just appear out of the blue. But, working hard in the gym is just one part
of it. The major part is eating the things that can
help in the development of your muscles. You need to consume good stuff, after all,
you are what you eat. Or, in this case, you are what you drink. Almond milk can contribute 20–45% of your
daily needed calcium. Calcium helps in strengthening our bones,
reduces the risk of fractures and Osteoporosis. This calcium along with riboflavin, a type
of Vitamin B, which is also found in almond milk strengthens your muscles. And this brings us to our next point… Riboflavin also boosts our healing factor. (Note to Editor/PP: The fitness freaks thinks
about Wolverine, a Canadian mutant and a member of the X-Men.) SFX: Just a suggestion; add the sound that
Logan’s claws make when they are popping out. I think it is something like, SCHNIT! Speaking of healing factor, it reminds me
of Wolverine. He is my favorite mutant of all time. Unfortunately for us though, we are not mutants
like him and hence we do not have such strong mutations. But, that does not mean we cannot boost our
metabolism or enhance our healing factor. Riboflavin does exactly that. So, while you won’t be healing from a wound
right away. You would be healing faster than people who
have lesser amounts of riboflavin in their bodies. But, hey that is not all… Almond milk also keeps your digestion in check
and it does not contain any form of lactose. That means if you have lactose intolerance,
almond milk could be your alternative for your daily dose of calcium. Now, isn’t that awesome? However, is it still a good alternative to
cow’s milk though? Well, it does have one major flaw. It lacks protein SFX: Sound of a disappointed crowd in a football
(soccer) game. Yes, you heard that right. Almond milk contains less protein than soy’s
milk and cow’s milk. One cup or 240 ml of almond milk has just
one gram of protein. Compared to it, cow’s milk or soy’s milk
of the same quantity have about 8 to 10 grams of protein. So, almond milk may be a good alternative
if you have other sources where you can extract protein from. There are many options to do so, such as eggs,
meat, many different types of green vegetables, etc. If you have your daily protein quota in check
then shifting to almond milk should not be a problem for you. So, let us summarise what we have learned
about Almond milk: It is a rich source of Vitamin E and thus
is good for the skin. You can even use it as a lotion by mixing
rose water to it. Almond milk contains omega fatty acids that
reduces the risk of coronary heart diseases. It is a rich source of calcium and riboflavin
that help in strengthening bones and muscles. Riboflavin also helps to boost healing factor
and immunity. Despite all its major pros, it has one very
critical con that being it lacks protein. SFX: Sound of crying in the corner, followed
by a short “Hello Darkness my old friend” song clip. Oh and one more thing that we would like to
add, almond milk is not a good option for infants. Infants until the age of six months need to
be breastfed for a better growth and development. After six months they can be introduced to
other liquid alternatives. But, due to the lack of protein, almond milk
is not a recommended alternative. SFX: Sound of a timer. Time to go back to workout. FItness Freak: Looks like my time is up. Well, that’s what I had to say about almond
milk. If you ask me you can surely give it a try,
provided that you are consuming other sources of protein. (Note to Editor/PP: The fitness freak goes
to treadmill and starts running on it. He struggles to keep up with the speed.) Fitness Freak: Hey wait a minute, the speed
is not ri… WOOOOOAAAAAAHHH! (Note to Editor/PP: The fitness freak slips
and falls down.) Fitness Freak: Ouch! That hurts. I should have checked the speed. Anyway, now that you have come to the end
of the video. Tell us what you think. Would you like to give almond milk a try? Do you know of any other alternatives for
cow’s milk? Let us know in the comments section below,
we would love to hear from you.

  1. Would you like to give almond milk a try? Do you know of any other alternatives for cow’s milk?
    Let us know in the comments section below, we would love to hear from you.

  2. How can you say how much of daily calcium almond milk gives you without taking the amount ingested into account?

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