Move on over soy and almond milk because there is a new trendy milk in town! Oat milk is taking over coffee shops, and Instagram feeds all over the world. It might not be a new invention, but it is a rising trend in the nutrition world. Our nutritional counseling professionals want to share with you everything you need to know about one of the trendiest milks on the block.
What is oat milk?
There is not much that goes to oat milk just oats and water. These two ingredients are blended and stained to the milky liquid you can enjoy. It is a non-dairy substitute that you can enjoy where you use dairy. You can add it to your morning cereal, enjoy it in yogurts or ask for it at your favorite coffee shop instead of getting regular or soy milk.
Where can I get oat milk?
You can purchase a carton of oat milk at your local grocery store or make it yourself. You heard that right you can make your oat milk whenever you want at home. The basics of making oat milk include:
Soaking the oats
Rising and draining the oats
Adding water and vanilla
Blending it all together until it is smooth
Strain it and leave it in the refrigerator to chill
Not only is oat milk tasty, but it is also filled with health benefits. It can be your substitute to dairy or keep your bones strong and pain-free. Check out just some of the many benefits that this trendy milk can bring into your life.
A great substitute to dairy.
If you are one of those people who cannot have dairy or are vegan, oat milk is a great option. You enjoy smoothies and lattes without having to worry about lactose. Since there are only two main ingredients, you will be sure that it is free of nuts, soy and lactose. However, you will want to be cautious because not all oat milks are gluten-free. Before purchasing, always check the label.
It is a great your bones.
Getting enough calcium is an important part of your diet. If you do not get enough, your bones are at risk of breaking or fracturing. Oat milk is a great source of calcium and vitamin D. This can help you keep your bones and have a healthy back.
It can help lower blood cholesterol.
There is more in oat milk than just oats and water. It is packed with beta-glucans - it is a fiber that helps your heart. This fiber can help remove cholesterol particles from your body and reducing your cholesterol levels. This is important because it can reduce your risk of heart disease.
If you are thinking about making the switch to oat milk, but you’re unsure, you can always speak to one of our nutritional counseling experts. They can guide you in any treatment you might be receiving or help prevent any injuries or chronic disease. Contact us today to get your appointment scheduled.
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