Milk vs Dairy-Free Milk (Plant-based)

Some professionals would make you believe that the only way to get calcium is by consuming animals’ milk but what we’re not all aware of is the process of how the milk came about. 

“Today, modern dairy cows are bred specifically to produce large quantities of milk. Like humans, cows only produce milk after they have given birth, and dairy cows must give birth to one calf per year in order to continue producing milk. Typically, they are artificially inseminated within three months of giving birth.” 

There are many foods and drinks that contain calcium such as green leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, broccoli and watercress. Canned fish, sardines and salmon, calcium fortified juices, cereals, bread, rice milk or almond milk, beans, lentils, tofu some fruits and whole grains. 

What is dairy-free milk (plant-based)?

Dairy-free or plant-based milk is made by grinding a bean, grain or nut then adding water, vitamins and minerals. 

There are many reasons why people are choosing to consume dairy-free milk, this can be due to health, an ethical point or simply that they don’t like the taste of milk. Whatever the reasons it’s important to be informed. 

Some medications do contain dairy and lactose. 

For those who have a skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea consuming milk products can worsen your skin condition. 

Here are some of the dairy-free milk alternatives e.g. oat milk, rice milk, almond milk and hemp milk. 

6 Benefits of Dairy-free milk (plant-based) 

  1. It’s cruelty free 
  2. It’s better for the environment 
  3. It can improve your digestion 
  4. It can improve your skin 
  5. It’s healthier 
  6. It’s Lactose free 

Have you ever tried to make your own dairy-free milk? 

If you want to find out any more details on this topic, don’t hesitate to contact me on Instagram or Facebook on Icylda_skincare. 

Posted by Amanda Roberts on 4th May 2020 

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