What dairy milk alternatives are better for blood sugar control?
Should we ditch our dairy? And if so, which plant-based milk are the best alternatives? We’re about to explore 7 dairy milk alternatives, and how they can be better than dairy milk for blood sugar control.
1) Milk. It’s good for us, right? Well… new research now suggests that we may have been giving dairy products a bit too much credit when it comes to nutrition.
2) Sure, milk can contain a high amount of fat. But were you aware that milk also contains a good amount of sugar?
3) Pea milk contains more calcium and protein content than most other plant-based milk. However, it’s still generally low in calories.
4) Organic soy milk is made from organic soybeans and filtered water. Soybeans are a good source of healthy fats, protein, and complex carbohydrates.
5) Research has shown that coconut milk may even have the ability to lower LDL cholesterol levels while raising HDL cholesterol levels, which can reduce the risk of heart disease.
6) 1 cup of unsweetened flax milk contains only 25 calories! Plus, it’s low in fat, with just 2.5 g per cup. And perhaps best of all, it’s also nearly free from carbohydrates, containing just 1 g per cup.
7) A single serving of cashew milk will also supply about 4 mg of iron, or about 20% of the daily recommended amount. Iron is essential to our bodies, and is especially important in the creation of red blood cells.
8) 1 cup of unsweetened macadamia milk supplies about 55 calories, 5 grams of fat, and just 1 gram of carbs.
9) A single cup serving of almond milk contains just 1g of carbs, 1 g of protein, and 2.5 g of fat, most of which is in the form of healthy monounsaturated fat.
10) Almonds are high in magnesium. Studies so far link dietary magnesium with a reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes.