Swap Your Milk

Today, you can find many alternatives for animal milk, yogurt, and other dairy products in the supermarkets. The number of people drinking and using them is rising, so there are a lot more options out there than there used to be!

Regular milk has a lot of potential negative effects on your body- including causing inflammation in your body, and causing digestive problems because up to 75% of the world’s population is genetically unable to digest milk!

Even if you don’t feel the negative effects from drinking regular milk, I encourage you to give some of these other options a try!

Alternatives are:

1. Almond milk (my favorite!!) – light and tasty; it also contains a lot of vitamins such as E and B, magnesium, calcium, iron, even healthy fats!

2. Coconut milk – thick with subtle coconut flavor and high in healthy saturated fats.

3. Cashew milk – has the least nutty flavor of all nut milks and it is also a great source of healthy fats, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.

4. Hemp milk – made from hemp seeds and has watery texture. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which is important for heart health.

5. Rice milk – low in fat, neutral, easy to digest.

Since people have different tastes, I would recommend you experiment with a couple of different options to see what you like the best! Just make sure whichever option you choose is not loaded with sugar or other strange ingredients.  Carageen is an ingredient to always avoid as studies show it is linked to intestinal cancer.  Remember- the fewer the ingredients the better!

You may even want to try making your own at home!!

Are you up for the milk swap challenge this week? Which milk are you going to try this week!? Let me know in a comment below!