There are several reasons people tend to avoid Cows milk, some are moral reasons some are out of necessity.

Here are a few need to know facts about drinking cows milk, and some healthy delicious alternatives for you to try.

Strong Healthy Bones ….. from Cows milk ??

Despite being a widely believed “fact” Milk doesn’t keep our bones healthy or prevent fractures and osteoporosis.

It actually does quite the opposite according to the Nurse’s Health Study, dairy may actually increase the risk of fractures rather than protecting our bones. Countries such as those in Africa and Asia who don’t consume large amounts of dairy actually have the lowest rates of osteoporosis.

Milk is not the great source of calcium that most people believe it is. Pasteurising milk kills all of the nutrients, including calcium. If you are drinking milk because you believe it is good for your bones, your better off taking a supplement such as calcium instead, or snacking on some Spinach, tahini, kale and other green leafy vegetables, these are the best sources of calcium on the planet.

So what can I have instead?

There are so many healthy alternatives to milk, that are not only cruelty free, but also delicious! Here are a few ways that you can make Nut milks at home.

Pistachio Milk

There are so many health benefits one gets from eating Pistachios, they contain a lower calorie content than cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, and chestnuts.

They contain the highest amount of Potassium, and phosphorus compared to all other nuts. As well as trace elements or minerals found in pistachios include calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.

The biggest health benefit from digesting pistachios is that they are heart-friendly nuts.  Regular pistachio consumption can decrease the levels of bad LDL cholesterol in the body.

The antioxidants, phytosterols, unsaturated fatty acids (both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids) are great for promoting a healthy heart.

Almond Milk

There are so many benefits to eating almonds, according to a clinical study by Dr. Gene Spiller, almonds have a favourable effect on blood cholesterol levels, consuming almonds five times a week can reduce your risk of a heart attack by 50%.

Almonds contain a huge list of vitamins and nutrients for the body, including: vitamin E, magnesium, fibre,  protein, copper, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron, and also B vitamins.

Heres how you can make Almond milk at home…

Happy Drinking !

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