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Almond Milk Nutrition

Almond Milk NutritionThere is a growing number of people who are beginning to see the benefits of almond milk nutrition and are also starting to shift from drinking regular milk to almond milk. There are also a number of experts that back this up and promote drinking almond milk for fitness, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.

What Is Almond Milk?

Almond milk is made from a mixture of water and finely ground almonds. As you may already know, it has a very similar appearance and consistency to milk and the taste is similar but not as sweet. One of the main reasons almond milk has become popular is because it is a great substitute for milk. Many people are allergic to or do not respond well to milk, and there has also been growing concerns raised regarding other health risks of consuming non-organic dairy products such as the presence of antibiotics and growth hormones.

Almond milk is also a great choice for those trying to lose weight, as it has significantly less calories than even skim milk (55% to 67% less) and contains hardly any sugar or no sugar, and contains no trans fat.

Almond Milk Nutrition Versus Cow Milk Nutrition

Here is a sample comparison of almond milk nutrition versus cow milk nutrition. The benefits of almond milk nutrition that stand out are that almond milk:

  • Has low calories
  • Has zero trans fat
  • Has zero cholesterol
  • Has hardly any sugar
  • Is rich in vitamin E
Unsweetened Almond Milk
(Brand: 365 Organic Almond Milk Unsweetened)
Skim Milk
(Brand: Horizon Organic Fat Free Skim Milk)
Calories per 1 cup 40 90
Calories from fat 30 0
Total fat 3g 0g
    Saturated fat 0g 0g
    Trans fat 0g 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 5mg
Sodium 180mg 130mg
Potassium 190mg 400mg
Total Carbs 2g 13g
   Fiber 1g 0g
   Sugars <1g 12g
Protein 1g 9g

 

Unsweetened Almond Milk
(Brand: 365 Organic Almond Milk Unsweetened)
% of Daily Value
Skim Milk
(Brand: Horizon Organic Fat Free Skim Milk)
% of Daily Value
Vitamin A 10% 10%
Vitamin C 0% 2%
Vitamin D 25% 25%
Vitamin E 50%
Calcium 20% 30%
Iron 2%

 

If you make your own almond milk, the nutritional value would be the same as eating raw almonds, as the ingredients are simply raw almonds and water.

Almond milk is highly recommended for people who are lactose intolerant as almond milk is lactose-free, as well as for people on a diet, or for anyone looking for a healthy alternative to milk. Read more about almond milk benefits.