HOW HEALTHY IS OAT MILK, EXACTLY? THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU

HOW HEALTHY IS OAT MILK, EXACTLY? THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU

How healthy is oat milk, exactly? The answer may surprise you

Oat milk is the most popular non-dairy product on the market today. Between its sweet and nutty flavor, smooth cream, and long list of nutrients, it's not hard to see why anyone, lactose intolerant or not, prefer to order their latte with oat milk over others.

 Benefits of oat milk
 
The benefits of oat milk go beyond flavor and health. Oat milk is more environmentally sustainable than some other non-dairy milks (such as almond milk). It can also foam or froth with regular milk for barista-style drinks, such as cappuccinos.

We hate to be doubted, but this alternative milk sounds too good to be true. Of course, try it for yourself and see if you're wondering.

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 Oat milk vs. Whole milk
 
Oat milk has a better fat profile than whole milk. It has less saturated fat and the same or unsaturated fats (healthy alias!) Compared to whole milk. Oat milk does not contain cholesterol either, while whole milk has 24 milligrams per cup.

Oat milk often contains the same vitamins and minerals as milk: One cup of oat or condensed milk provides about 20 percent of your daily value of vitamin A and vitamin D. Oat milk also has more fiber (15 to 20 grams and 12 grams per serving) and little protein (2 grams and 12 grams per serving) than cow milk.
 
That said, not all oat milks are created equal and some may not contain enough protein or healthy fats. Check your product label. If your oat milk doesn't have protein or healthy fats, make sure to drink it with other foods that do, like a bowl of whole grains and hemp seeds. Or mix your oat milk latte with a hard boiled egg.

When to swap oat milk for whole milk
 
If you have a milk allergy or lactose intolerance but want the consistency of whole milk, high-quality oat milk is another option. Swapping whole milk for oat milk will benefit for all those who try their fat or increase their unsaturated fat intake.

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 Additives in oat milk

Always look at they nutritional panel before you buy, because many oat milks include additives you may object to

 Sugar
 
Unfortunately, many types of "cream" contain a lot of added sugar. According to the World Health Organization, adults should limit their intake of added sugar to less than 6 teaspoons. One teaspoon equals 4 grams of sugar on a label. So when you see an oat milk with 16 grams per 8 ounce serving, it's one to avoid.

Oils and gums

Some types of oat milk contain oils (like canola oil, palm oil, or sunflower oil) or other additives (like stabilizers or gums). These may or may not be a health issue for you, but it's best to know if your oat milk contains them. And if gluten is an issue for you, make sure you're the oats are certified gluten-free and the other ingredients are gluten-free.  

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