For years, lactose-intolerant individuals have struggled to find alternatives sources of calcium. However, as it currently stands, more and more cafes are offering other forms of milk such as soy, almond, and oat milk. The best part? They all taste equally as good and offers just as many nutrients as normal dairy.
Plant milk — or nut milk — made of almond, cashew or other nuts offer a host of nutrients, antioxidants, and healthy fats, making them nutritional powerhouses. Made of nuts and blended with water before being strained, these milk sources offer nutrients such as vitamin E and D, which prevent heart disease and inflammation (thanks, omega-3!), support immune function, and maintain strong bones, among other benefits. They also contain no saturated fat and less than half the amount of calories in cow’s milk, and are beneficial to gut health as they are rich in fibre and easier to digest.
Little surprise, then that brands and cafes are jumping on the bandwagon to fulfill the growing demand for dairy-free alternatives. Here are some options available.