Your “Healthy” Drink May Be Poisoning You!

Commercial vs. Homemade Nut Milks

We’ve all had the experience of eating something thought to be healthy only to discover that it wasn’t actually healthy?  It’s a learning process for sure.

In order to avoid eating too much animal fats & proteins, hormones and pesticides like hundreds of millions of other people in the world, I switched to almond, soy and other nut milks for my “milk fix”. I enjoyed the various brands available at all the natural and organic food stores in my town. I enjoyed them, that is, until I discovered that the ingredients in them were not as “healthy” as I first thought.

Even those sold in the best “Wholistic Food Stores” and labeled as “Certified Organic”, contain synthetic vitamins and additives that needn’t be used.

I began discovering information about ingredients like Carrageenan, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2 and others that cast doubt on just how healthy mass produced milk substitutes really are.

Almond Milk Ingredients1
Soy Milk Ingredients2

There have been studies done on many of these additives that cast a big doubt on whether they should be eaten at all!

A study done on the effects of carrageenan when eaten by animals. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1242073/pdf/ehp0109-000983.pdf

Almost all commercial almond milks appear to contain synthetic vitamins like Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2 and others. If you wish to avoid additives, the only way is to make your own nut milk.

Vitamin A Palmitate

Many ready-to-drink products are fortified with vitamins. There is some controversy surrounding vitamin A palmitate, since it is synthetically produced and it may be sourced from palm plantations that are damaging to ecosystems.

Here’s a link to a great website and an article on the harmful synthetic chemicals & additives found in mass produced almond milk.  http://markitonutrition.com/warning-harmful-chemicals-in-almond-milk/

Also, and very important is the fact that all the plastic coated boxes we throw in the trash can end up in the soil and water. Check out this amazing info page: https://ecocycle.org/files/pdfs/microplastics_in_compost_presentation.pdf

Almond Milk @vegan2me

Time For The Good News!

The Good News is that you can enjoy your favorite milk substitute by making it at home! It’s fast and easy and I will show you how to do it!

By the way, it tastes so good that you will NEVER want to drink store bought again!

Anybody who’s tried it agrees… Right? Homemade is so delicious!

2017-05-09T11:12:24+00:00 1 Comment

One Comment

  1. Camille June 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Home-made almond milk is certainly more healthy. I am not a fan of meat and as a result consumed a lot of dairy. I would often switch between almond and soy to cut down on my intake of animal protein. As a Scientist I was very familiar with some of the additives in the both soy and almond milk as well as the fact that soy milk contains phytoestrogens, which can disrupt hormones. I started making my own almond milk at home about 3 months ago, and have not turned back since. Now it is even hard to go back to regular milk. Home-made almond milk is so fresh and tasty and you know exactly what you’re putting into it. I’ve also purchased your nut milk bag and it is just great!!

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