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Is oat milk good for health

Is oat milk good for health Is oat milk beneficial for health (photo: Freepik)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Plant-based milk has become a great alternative to regular milk for vegans and people who are lactose intolerant. Many people choose oat milk, but it is worth knowing whether it is really good for health, according to the Real simple website.

What is oat milk

Oat milk is a modern product made from oats or oat grains and simple water. Some manufacturers also add sunflower oil, salt, and certain vitamins to the drink to enhance its taste and nutritional value.

Benefits of oat milk

Oat milk can froth just as well as whole milk for drinks like cappuccinos.

Dietitian Ashley Koff stated that oat milk has a healthier fat content compared to whole milk. It contains fewer saturated fats compared to cow’s milk. Oat milk is also cholesterol-free, whereas cow’s milk contains 24 milligrams per cup.

Additionally, oat milk usually contains the same amount of vitamins and minerals as cow’s milk. A cup of fortified oat milk provides about 20% of your daily vitamin A and D requirements. Oat milk also contains more fiber and carbohydrates.

However, not all oat milk is beneficial, and some may not contain protein or healthy fats. Therefore, it is important to check the product’s ingredients before purchasing.

Who is it suitable for?

Oat milk is suitable for those who are allergic to casein (milk protein) or lactose intolerant (milk sugar).

Moreover, some people suffer from rashes due to milk, so it makes sense to replace cow’s milk with a plant-based alternative and see how the skin reacts. Essentially, oat milk is suitable for anyone who is not allergic to gluten.

It is also beneficial for children to regularly drink plant-based milk, especially teenagers who are in an active growth phase.

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