Health - Wellness
Is Almond Milk Actually Good For You?
By KIMBERLY SMITH
Whether they’re vegan, vegetarian, or lactose-intolerant, a lot of people opt for almond milk, which is made primarily of almonds and water. While it might seem like all almond milk is the same, you want to check the label, as some brands add salt, sugar, added flavors, emulsifiers, and even vegetable oils.
Almonds are naturally high in vitamin E, which is an antioxidant, meaning it helps your body fight cancer and other diseases. In addition, some almond milk is fortified with calcium and vitamin D, both of which are needed for bone health.
A glass of unsweetened almond milk has 30-35 calories, while a glass of dairy milk has around 150. However, almond milk doesn’t contain much protein, so you need to be sure to add other sources to your diet.