Traditional animal milk is rich in many vitamins and nutrients, however, it is also a source of fat and milk sugar.

Almond milk is not so budget-friendly for the common man. Which brings in the equation, the oat milk, a non-dairy, vegan alternative.

Oat milk is made from the steel-cut or rolled oats that are soaked, blended and strained to get a thick and creamy liquid.

Benefits:

• Oat milk is packed with a lot of minerals and vitamins that are beneficial for good metabolism.

• It is a great alternative for people with lactose intolerance, vegans or people who are allergic to nuts.

• It doesn’t contain any saturated fat and is a good source of calories that might be necessary before a workout session or a long day.

• Since the oat milk is made from oats which is a complex carbohydrate, the milk is rich in fibers as compared to the dairy and nut milk counterparts.

Nutritional Value:

Quantity – 1 cup (240ml unsweetened)
Calories – 120
Protein – 3g
Carbohydrates – 16g (out of which 2g fiber)
Fat – 5g (out of which 1g is saturated unhealthy fat)
Vitamin B12 – 50% of Daily Value (DV)
Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin – 46% DV
Calcium – 27% DV

Final Words:

It’s no secret that oats are full of heart-friendly nutrients.
According to one study, oat milk contains 15 vitamins and 10 minerals, making it a super healthy beverage.

Make sure to choose unsweetened oat milk, as some varieties may be high in added sugars. Also, if you have a gluten intolerance, be sure to buy oat milk that’s labeled gluten-free or make it at home using certified gluten-free oats.

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