During hot summer days or nights, you may want to try a delicious, refreshing cold drink such as oat milk. As the name implies, oat milk is derived from oat groats. Since oat groats are minimally processed, they maintain their nutritional value. Oat milk is a great alternative to cow’s milk for those of you who are lactose intolerant, vegan, or are simply looking for a dairy or soy free product. Here are several reasons why oat milk is actually good for you:
It is low in fat and contains no cholesterol or saturated fat: This is potentially beneficial in preventing heart disease.
It contains protein: Oat milk has 4 grams of protein in one cup (more than almond or rice milk).
It contains fiber: Unlike cow’s milk which contains no fiber, one cup of oat milk contains about 2 grams of soluble fiber. Consequently, oat milk may help reduce blood cholesterol and LDL levels as well as help maintain blood glucose levels.
It contains phytochemicals: Phytochemicals are plant sources of antioxidants, which may prevent some cancers, heart disease, and strokes.
It is naturally sweet: There is no need to add sugar to enjoy a sweet drink. Read labels and select brands without added sugar.
Oat milk is a great accompaniment to nicobella truffles, many of which also contain oat milk (pumpkin chai, blueberry almond, ginger green tea, and pure cocoa bliss). Try them today!
Article written by Jennifer Glockner, (soon-to-be) Registered Dietitian who lives in Sherman Oaks, CA and worked with nicobella during her nutrition internship.
Thank you, Jennifer!