Can nut milk be harmful to you health? - BodyMind Institute

Can nut milk be harmful to you health?

By Elaina Love | Nutrition

May 27

Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 35 seconds

Hey Milk Lovers!

Did you know that your favorite boxed nut milk may be a poor source of nutrition and can actually contain harmful ingredients? Forget about dairy milk, as we all know the effects that drinking cows milk can have on our health, not to mention the horrible things that are done to cows in order to produce more milk at rapid rates. Looking at the back of a "healthy" boxed nut milk might make one wonder if it’s even a “food” at all.

Boxed nut milks can contain wide variety of questionable ingredients that can be harmful to your health.

Low in nuts, low in nutrition

The amount of actual almonds in a half-gallon carton of almond milk is shocking. Research suggests it is just over 1/2 cup in a whole box.  To get the nutritional value of a handful of almonds, you’d have to drink the whole box!

Boxed milks are highly processed

Not only do they contain very little nutritional value, they are highly processed and completely devoid of enzymes. The nuts are un-soaked, heated at high temperatures, and made by machines.

Contain suspicious fillers

After reading the back of the most popular boxed milks, we found they contain ingredients like tapioca starch and synthetic vanilla "flavor." Natural vanilla flavor is an extract of many things, using animal glycerin or propylene glycol (antifreeze) and a googol of other synthetic and/or toxic chemicals. No thank you!

If that isn’t convincing enough, these boxed milks lack the love and vibrancy you can create at home.

We are here to help you get off boxed milks and realize how easy it is to make your own at home for pennies.

Get yourself a nut milk bag, read this recipe, watch this video, and get in the kitchen!

Want to learn a variety of recipes to use your nut milk?  Search our courses for new offerings.

Article by Elaina Love, Faculty Member here at the BodyMind Institute
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~ Professional Chef, Instructor and Detox Counselor at, Lifestyle Counselor, Co-owner of Pure Joy Academy and Owner/Director of Elaina Love began teaching raw food courses in 1998. She is a pioneer of low-glycemic and gourmet raw foods. She has created some of the recipes and everyday products which are used by professional raw chefs around the planet. Elaina has authored 3 popular recipe books, and is known for her “recipes that work!” In 2010, after 12 years of teaching, Elaina co-founded Pure Joy Culinary Academy. Since the academy opened, she has thoughtfully certified hundreds of students around the world. Each of these proud graduates now knows exactly how to be a raw food chef, and can instruct others around then–with an emphasis on Holistic Nutrition! Elaina has created the online "Raw Chef Certification" available exclusively here at the BodyMind Institute. Visit Elaina Loves' Pure Joy Academy here >


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