What Is a Plant-Based Milk? Here’s All You Need to Know About Plant-Based Milk

Updated: Apr 19

Have you ever experienced bloating, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or stomach cramps when you drink milk? Ugh that is so terrible right? And you’re probably wondering what is going on inside your body. There’s a probability you may have a condition of lactose intolerance. You can do a simple test here.

If you love milk or need it, you don’t have to worry about it! Yes, there’s an alternative for lactose intolerant people so you can enjoy drinking milk without having those problems anymore, by consuming lactose-free milk, or also known as plant-based milk. And here is an overview you should know about milk alternatives.

Plant-Based Milk is obviously milk made from plant-based ingredients, commonly are nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, and more), soys, and seeds. Nut milks have won since the almond milk became a trend in 2010s and the consumption has steadily grown. There are many reasons people start drinking plant-based milks, presumably the greatest is its use as an alternative to lactose-free milk and dairy-free milk.

Reasons People Drink Plant-Based Milk

  1. Vegan/non meat eaters diet or lifestyle.

  2. Lactose intolerant (cannot take dairy).

  3. Milk allergy.

  4. Concern about environmental impact.

  5. Health conscious.

  6. Don’t like animal-based milk, but like or need milk.

  7. Concern over pesticides, antibiotics, or hormones.

Now, let’s scroll down to the pros of this non-dairy milk.

Environmental Concerns

The dairy industry has made a real environmental step over when it warned that livestock was one of the three most environmentally damaging sectors.

  • The methane cows emit remains in the atmosphere 21-23 times more effectively than CO2.

  • The average dairy farm with 700 cows uses 3.4 million gallons of water everyday.

About the environmental impact of non-dairy alternatives – soy, oats, rice, nuts, and more – are probably lower than the environmental footprint of dairy milk.

Health Consideration

Most people avoid cow’s milk because of lactose intolerance or milk allergies. Plant-based milk isn’t just cruelty-free, they also come with additional health benefits that make them a good option to keep around your house. Thanks to non-dairy milks which have more calcium. Calcium is important for healthy bones, teeth, keeping your blood pressure low, preventing osteoporosis, and much more. 

Nutritional Content

Dairy alternative milks tend to have fewer calories, less fat, more water content which is better for hydration, and less protein. The main reason to drink plant-based milk is of course for the ingredients themselves which are a rich source of nutrients. These vitamins and nutrients offer important benefits for our health and body.

Ready to make a switch to plant-based milk? Drink up! Either it’s for health reasons, lifestyle, or about how much dairy impacts the environment, it’s never wrong to start drinking plant-based milk. If you’d like to stock those shelves or try for the first time, Nutty Milk is here for you. We provide a wide range of nut milks, seed and grain milks, butters and spreads throughout Singapore. Moreover, NUTTY MILK FACTORY supports sustainable packaging by practicing bottle recycling with heat sterilization. Place your order now. We deliver straight to your doorstep!

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