You have seen a huge variety of milks available in a grocery store or coffee shop recently. If you’ve spent your whole life drinking cow’s milk. Why the sudden change? When did we start making milk out of so many different things? And why? What is the perfect milk for a Keto Diet Plan?
There are many benefits to drinking plant based milk. From nutritional to larger environmental benefits. And now there are so many options to live a dairy-free lifestyle that there is really no reason not to! In a world where both global and individual health are more important than ever, we’re here to break down why plant based milks are right for you and your keto diet. We’ll also present some of the best dairy alternatives. At the top of the list off course; is Coconathi’s line of coconut products. So you can make the best choice for your keto diet plan.
The Nutrition and Health Benefits that it adds to a Keto Diet
Have you found yourself bloated, gassy, or dealing with other digestive issues constantly? Ever think that is might be the lactose from dairy. Lactose can take a huge toll on your body.
Millions of people are lactose-intolerant, meaning they are unable to digest the particular sugar in milk which is a complete NO-NO in a Keto Diet. However, you don’t have to be lactose-intolerant to benefit from switching to dairy free alternatives in your keto diet.
Dairy-alternative milk tends to have fewer carbs and less fat than cow’s milk. Our coconut milk has the right amount of fat for your keto diet plan. Coconathi’s Coconut milk, is loaded with health benefits. For instance, coconut milk contains medium-chain triglycerides (or MCTs) which researchers have linked with weight loss and we know this is perfect for a keto diet. Coconuts also have other great health benefits. They can help to boost the immune system, which can help ward off diseases and keep your body feeling great. At the same time, they also increase good cholesterol, leading to improved heart health.
Keto Diets with Plant Based Milks Benefit the Environmental
Making the switch to non dairy milk alternatives can also have a major impact on the environment. In a study done by the University of Oxford, more than 10,000 farms around the world were surveyed to compare production of cow, almond, coconut, and soy milks. This study found that, on average, it takes nine times the amount of land to produce a liter of cow’s milk than it does for non-dairy alternatives. Because non-dairy milks use far less land than cow’s milk, they also require much less water and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions. However, it is important to note that not all dairy alternative milks are created equal.
While almond milk has one of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions, it requires a significant amount of water to produce and often requires pesticide use. Coconut milk is a great eco-friendly option, as it requires relatively little water to produce. Coconut trees can be grown without extensive deforestation and they help filter out carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, making Coconathi a great choice for the environment.
One of the biggest concerns people have about non-dairy milk alternatives is the cost. Non-dairy milk can cost up to double what you might pay for cow’s milk, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth it (and that there aren’t budget-friendly options). The demand for plant based milk is increasing substantially. Coupled with the introduction of more types and popularity changes prices are trending downwards.
How to Make the Best Choice
With all of the milk varieties out there, it can be tough to decide what is best for your keto diet. There are many factors that we’ve already discussed, from health benefits to environmental factors to cost.
Almond milk has a plethora of health benefits but as we’ve discussed, it can require a lot of water to produce.
Rice milk has a similar environmental impact but also frequently undergoes genetic modifications that many countries have deemed unsafe.
Hemp milk is a great alternative, as it is very environmentally-friendly.
Oat milk is another eco-friendly alternative, and is generally fortified with vitamins to make it healthier to drink and is not gluten free.
Soy milk is another very popular and healthy alternative, but requires large areas of land and sometimes pesticides.
Coconut milk is a great alternative for both health and environmental benefits (and our personal favourite).
Of course, we haven’t even mentioned one very important factor: taste. Every dairy alternative milk has a different taste and texture. You might find that you prefer one over the other or you might find that you prefer to make your own. At Coconathi, we offer a whole line of flavours that your family will love. From the original Coconut Milk, our Smooth and Creamy coconut milk (that has a creamy taste to simmer the taste of coconut) to Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry. Finally we have Golden Milk, our proprietary blend of healthy spices (including Turmeric and all things nice)!
The Ultimate Dairy Alternative Lifestyle
Ultimately, the perfect dairy alternative milk for Keto Diet is that one that tastes great. The dairy-free milk alternative will make you feel great about what you’re doing for your health, the environment, your wallet, and your tastebuds all at once!
Contact us for more information about our Coconathi coconut products that you and your family will love!