Enter, almond milk, which has become increasingly popular as a dairy substitute. We wanted to address some of the misguided health perceptions surrounding the benefits of almond and as well as other non-dairy nut milks.
For starters, almond milk actually provides little if any of the whole almond’s glowing qualities such as fiber, healthy fat, protein, magnesium or other minerals, and antioxidants. But that’s not all.
FYI, almond milk is not the only dairy alternative milk with these flaws. Any trip down a supermarket aisle and you will see many different kinds of milks, from almond and cashew to flax, hemp and oat milks. Each should be evaluated for the same criteria, as they all can fall into similar traps.