There is no doubt that vegetable milks (that is, those made from cereals, seeds or nuts) become a very suitable and healthy natural option for those who do not wish to consume milk of animal origin, such as cow’s milk or goat.
In fact, they become an alternative for those suffering from lactose intolerance , which occurs when there is a lactase deficiency, in which milk lactose passes into the large intestine without decomposing and begins to ferment, resulting in a series of certain symptoms (such as gas, discomfort and heartburn).
A less popular or well-known option among vegetable drinks is walnut milk , a vegetable drink made from the smoothie and collation of nuts , those delicious and nutritious nuts full of incredible benefits for our health, as demonstrated by innumerable scientific studies.
Among the different vegetable milks we can find on the market, or that we can easily make at home, nut milk is a nutritionally useful and adequate option.
Benefits of Nut Milk
Interesting nutritional intake
From a nutritional point of view, walnut milk is especially rich in essential fatty acids, proteins and antioxidants, which help prevent a wide variety of diseases.
In this sense, it is a milk rich in vitamin E and folic acidand in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron.
Ideal against cholesterol
According to some studies, it is worth noting that it is a useful vegetable drink in reducing high cholesterol levels in the blood, mainly due to its richness in essential fatty acids (especially unsaturated fatty acids).
As has been shown in many studies, these fats considered to be healthy are very useful for reducing high LDL cholesterol levels .
Help strengthen our heart.
In addition to the nut vegetable drink is a wonderful option when it comes to helping us reduce high levels of fats in the blood, did you know that it is also very useful to strengthen our heart .
This quality is found in this natural liquid thanks to the presence of l-arginine , a wonderful amino acid that protects the health of our heart , so that regular consumption is extremely interesting for those suffering from heart disease.
Why? Very simple: it helps improve the adequate blood flow in the different arteries of the heart, improving the symptoms associated with angina, coronary artery disease and arterial obstruction.
It is therefore very useful for preventing the formation of blood clots naturally.
Suitable for people with diabetes
In case of diabetes , did you know that nut milk is very useful for you? This drink, thanks to the different compounds that it contains, helps to improve the metabolism in case of diabetes , in a way that reduces blood insulin levels.
Of course, as long as the vegetable drink of nuts has not been sweetenedand is taken naturally, without added sugars.
How to make milk from nuts?
If you love nuts and want to encourage you to make it at home, here’s how to make nut milk . As you will see, it is a very simple and very easy to prepare recipe, which you can do practically at any time.
Ingredients for making walnut milk:
- 1 handful of walnuts
- 1 liter of water
- Optional: cinnamon, brown cane sugar, honey
Steps to make walnut milk:
- First remove the hard part of the nuts. Also try to remove the skin from the nuts with care (and patience). If you can not do it or it costs you a little, leave it like this.
- Now put them in a bowl or bowl with water, letting them stand for at least 3 hours.
- Place in blender or blender jar and add water.
- Blend or beat well, making sure the nuts are well crushed.
- Finally strain it into a fine strainer.
Contraindications of milk from walnuts. When it is not appropriate to take it
Although we are faced with a natural drink full of nutritional benefits and many properties for our health, it is also a vegetable milk whose consumption is not advised in some cases. They are:
- Certain allergies. For example, in case of allergies to some nuts, especially nuts.
- Gastrointestinal problems or conditions. In case of suffering from a gastrointestinal condition the consumption of milk from walnuts is not recommended.
On the other hand the most appropriate is to consume it in moderation , since too much can cause gas and stomach discomfort.