Is Almond Milk Bad for You?

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I’ve been on a journey of health for most of my life.  In the early days this lead me to replace dairy milk with soy, when I learned about the negative health associations with soy I switched to almond milk.  Many years ago I learned to make fresh pressed almond milk at home and I’m so glad I did! Most store bought boxed almond milks contain a common food additive called carrageenan.

Carrageenan is made from seaweed and there is extensive research that shows a correlation of carrageenan to gastrointestinal inflammation, lesions and colon cancer. It can also severely worsen any gastrointestinal issues (IBS, Crohn’s, etc). Even if you don’t have digestive issues, inflammation of the colon does not sound like a desirable side effect of drinking almond milk!  Especially if these were the same digestive issues you were trying to avoid by cutting back on dairy.

How do you solve this problem? Make your own! It is an easy fun process and the result tastes absolutely so much more amazing than anything you’ve ever tried in a box. Pickup a NutMilk Kit at Healthy Being and you’ll have all the tools and ingredients you need.  And if you just don’t have the time or the desire to make your own we’ll make it for you.  We already have many flavors of nut milk tonics on our regular menu but we can also make you larger quantities of plain unflavored milks anytime!