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Is commercial almond milk really healthy?

Lady_Tenar | Jan 8, 201205:18 PM

I really like milk but I'm trying to decrease the amount of dairy I consume, so I'm giving almond milk a shot. I just bought half a gallon of the 365 Whole Foods brand, organic and unsweetened. It tastes surprisingly good but I do wonder if it's actually healthy. There seem to be a lot of additives (gelling agents etc.) in it and most of the vitamins seem to also be added to it. Does it have any nutritional value outside of the vitamins it's supplemented with? Is it worth the additives? Are they bad for you? Does anyone have any information on this?

I know the additives could be avoided by making my own almond milk, but I simply don't have that kind of time (or money!) on a regular basis to put into making a food that's a regular staple for me.

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