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Vegetable drinks and their benefits

Vegetable drinks and their benefits

Mireia Cervera 09 February 2020

In this post we are going to analyze the different types of vegetable drinks and their nutritional properties so that you can decide which is the one that best suits your needs.

Consumption of vegetable drinks (ccommonly called vegetable milks) has exploded in our country. And it is that more and more people are lactose intolerant, vegan or who, by their own choice or simple aversion, have decided to do without dairy. That is why hehe vegetable drinks based on vegetable ingredients and water are the best option due to their nutritional properties and the benefits they can bring to health. These drinks are the perfect solution for us to bring ua balanced and healthy diet. They are prepared with cereals (such as oats, rice or quinoa), with nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts and cashews), with legumes (such as soybeans and tigernuts) or with seeds (such as hemp seeds or el sesame).

These vegetable drinks made from water and vegetable ingredients have the main benefits that:

  • They do not contain lactose or cholesterol . </ li>
  • Most are low in calories.
  • They have a high percentage of mono and polyunsaturated fats, beneficial for the heart.
  • They have a high content of group B vitamins.
  • They are in a Relationshipbalanced between sodium and potassium.
  • They are easy to assimilate and digest.
  • Its content in vitamins of group B is remarkable (although vitamin B12 is not found, which occurs almost exclusively in foods of animal origin).

    Therefore, they are an excellent alternative not only for people who choose to eat a healthy and balanced diet, but also for those population groups that do not tolerate lactose, or those withslow digestion problems, irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhea ...

Vegetable milk

These are the main nutritional properties of the most popular vegetable drinks:

Soya drink
It is the most common and the one that, surely, you have already consumed at some time. Its protein content is the one that is closest to that of cow's milk. It is also rich in isoflavones that help reducecholesterol, make PMS more bearable and may play a role in preventing some hormone-related cancers.

Brown rice drink
It is a light and sweet drink. It contains more carbohydrates than cow's milk, but less calcium and protein. It is digested very well. Thanks to its tryptophan content, it is called "serenity drink" for its relaxing power.

Oat drink </ strong>
It has the highest protein content of all beverages made with grains or nuts. We are faced with a drink with an interesting contribution in vitamins of group B, essential for the proper functioning of our snervous system. Taking it in the morning is ideal to obtain a good portion of energy without any fat.

Almond drink
It is one of the most nutritious, especially beneficial for children since it con contains L-arginine, an essential amino acid that stimulates growth hormone. It is also a good source of minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium) and rich in vitamins (E and A).

Hazelnut drink
They represent an excellent source of copper, folic acid and manganese. It is a drink that is especially rich in vitamin E, an essential vitamin that stands out for its antioxidant qualities, helping to reduce the most negative effects of free radicals.beef.

Cashew nut drink
It is a good source of monounsaturated fats, ideal for caring for and protecting our heart. Its high percentage of magnesium and selenium stands out, which is beneficial for cardiovascular health.ular. Due to its high content of vitamin B1, it helps to overcome stress and depression.

Hemp seed drink
With a pleasant texture and a particular flavor (similar to walnut), it favors cell regeneration and saltyou cardiovascular thanks to its content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It also contributes to the maintenance of a healthy immune system thanks to its magnesium content.

Did you know that our vegetable drinks contain at least 15% of its main ingredient and are fresh?

Vegetable drinks can be given the same culinary applications as cow's milk. They can be taken alone, with coffee, cocoa, turmeric ... at any time of the day, and can even be used in the kitchen to preparedelicious recipes.

Today, in any supermarket, you can find a wide range of vegetable drinks , but of questionable quality. Most tend to contain unwanted additives such as sweeteners, thickenteas, flavorings and even colorings. It is important, therefore, to look at the proportion of cereal, legume, nut or seed that it contains, in order to be able to compare between brands; It is not the same as having 8% almonds as 2%. The higher the percentage ofbetter quality will be.

On the other hand, most of the vegetable drinks available on the market are pasteurized. The advantage of applying these treatments with temperature is that they achieve a longer useful life but the great disadvantageha is that, during the process, many nutrients die or deteriorate. And how do they solve it? Adding those nutrients afterwards.

The best option will always be to prepare your own vegetable drinks at home. The coThis will be lower, the quality higher and the taste much better than what you get in the supermarket. But we know that the process is not easy and requires time.

That is why we encourage you to try ourkale.com/landing-plant-based-drinks">plant based drinks. They are very nutritious, since they contain at least 15% of their main ingredient and are fresh, that is, they preserve all the nutritional value of their ingredients . But the most destacable is its delicious combination with fruits, spices and superfoods. With cocoa, with masala, with turmeric, with strawberry, with cinnamon and lemon peel ... For all palates!

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale

Plant-based Drinks