World Plant Milk Day
On August 22, we celebrate World Plant Milk Day because whether you know it or not, plant milk is a good, sustainable, alternative to dairy milk. Plant milk safely provides your body key nutrients and minerals, giving you the strength and endurance to live your life to the fullest.
World Plant Milk Day also reminds us that drinking plant milk has other benefits. You help to eliminate animal cruelty and reduce globalwarming — just by drinking a glass of milk! So, do your body and the world some good by raising a cold, frothy glass of delicious plant milk in a toast to your own health and the health of our world.
HISTORY OF WORLD PLANT MILK DAY
Plant based milk is lactose-free and the best substitute for cow milk. World Plant Milk Day was created in 2017 by the co-founder of Plant Based News, Robbie Lockie. The day became a collaborative effort between PBN and ProVeg in 2018, with the campaign encouraging millions of people around the world to make the switch from dairy milk to plant-based alternatives.
The biggest reason to consume plant-based milk is that it is lactose-free, making it ideal for those who are lactose intolerant. But that’s not all, plant-derived milk tastes great, is low-fat, and is ideal for vegans. Plant-based milk is rich in nutrients and contains the daily requirement of essential vitamins and minerals. The risk of cholesterol increasing is minimal and the milk consistency isn’t heavy on the digestive system either.
Almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk, rice milk, hemp milk, and flax milk are some of the popular plant-based milk types easily available at most supermarkets these days. The production of plant-based milk is cruelty free, which is another great reason to make the switch. Changes like this may seem minor with negligible results but, in the long run, they will definitely help reduce our carbon footprint and help improve our health.
Some plant-derived milk types contain preservatives and additives like excessive sugar, so it is better to look for unsweetened plant-based milk that has a short ingredient list and short shelf life.
4 FACTS THAT PROVE ALMOND MILK IS KING
1.Almond milk is religious
In the Middle Ages, almond milk was known in both the Islamic world and Christendom as a nut, considered suitable for consumption during Lent.
2.Almond milk is protected by the government
Within the Italian regions of Sicily, Apulia, Calabria, and Campania, almond milk is a protected traditional agricultural product.
3.Almond milk is not for infants
Despite its many health advantages, almond milk does not have as high a protein content as breast milk, cow’s milk, or hydrolyzed formulas, and therefore is not a suitable replacement for children under two years of age.
4.Almond milk likes the Golden State
The majority of American almonds are grown in the state of California.
WHY WE LOVE WORLD PLANT MILK DAY
A. Less dairy means a better world
Cow milk is near-ubiquitous, but animal agriculture also leads to major pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. This drives climate change. By occasionally replacing cow milk with plant milk, we’re helping the planet.
B. It’s healthy — plain and simple
Plant milk provides a long list of health benefits, including calcium, and a low sugar and calorie count. In addition, plant milk does not contain IFG-1 (a growth hormone given to cows) which has been linked to the growth of cancer cells.
C. It’s tasty
Plant milk comes in multiple options ranging from soy, almond, cashew, and rice, to oat, hemp, flax, and coconut. With an abundance of different tastes, you’re sure to find one you’ll love!
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