Nourishing the body
with plant foods
It’s one of the biggest food trends in the world right now, as people are becoming increasingly health conscious. Nut milks are at the centre of this movement.
From sipping on an almond milk latte, to blending up a cashew milk brekkie bowl or cooking with coconut milk, enjoying nut milks is an easy switch that anyone can make. In fact, in the past year sales of nuts milks have risen by 25 per cent around the world. So why are people making the switch?
5 key reasons people are
making the switch to nut milks:
1. Less sugar Unsweetened almond milks are a great option for smoothies and your morning coffee, if you are looking to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. Unsweetened almond milk contains no added sugar and is low in calories.
2. Calcium needs covered Getting enough calcium had previously been a concern for people looking to switch to non-dairy milks, but So Good™ Almond Milk contains as much calcium as regular dairy milks. So how do you know if your nut milk contains a good amount of calcium? Simply check the Nutrition Information Panel on the pack and look for a nut milk that provides at least 120mg of calcium per 100mL.
3. Unlock energy As well as calcium, some nut milks can be fortified with vitamins B2 and B12. As part of a balanced diet, B2 plays an important role in helping your body release the energy from foods. These B vitamins also help combat tiredness and fatigue. So whether you struggle to get going in the mornings or are looking for an afternoon pick-me up, forget the quick sugar fix – nutrient-rich nut milk may be just what your body needs.
4. Going green As people are becoming more aware of the environmental and ethical issues of food production, particularly of animal food production, plant foods and milks are gaining popularity. The Australian almond industry is also booming, enabling almond milk producers, like So Good™, to source their nuts locally and support our growers. All of the almonds found in So Good™ Almond milks are 100% Australian grown.
5. Free from gluten, lactose and cholesterol An increasing number of consumers are looking for foods that are “free from”. Soy and nut milks tick a lot of boxes, offering choices that are naturally free from gluten, dairy, lactose, and cholesterol.
If you haven’t tasted plant milks yet, a great way to start is by making a delicious fruit smoothie or your morning hot drink with a plant milk. It’s a delicious way to try them out and find your favourite variety. Plant milks are also a great match for your Weet-Bix™. A tasty all-rounder like unsweetened almond milk is a popular plant milk to start with – give So Good™ a try today!