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(NaturalNews) So-called milk alternatives abound in today's commercial food system as more and more folks develop intolerance, whether physically or mentally, to the highly-processed, enzymatically-dead swill they call grocery store "milk." But one of the most popular go-to alternatives, "almond milk," is but a faded remnant of its supposed derivative, containing only trace amounts of actual almonds.

A recent investigation found that most almond "milk" products on the market today would barely register as having been derived from almonds if subjected to rigorous testing - the reason being that these deceptively-labeled products are comprised mostly of water, synthetic vitamins, nasty thickening agents, and, oh yeah, about 2 percent almonds per carton.

Not to be confused with homemade almond milk which, when prepared properly, is a highly nutritious "superfood" beverage, commercial almond milk is essentially just soupy water with a bit of almond essence and some lab-derived chemicals posing as "vitamins." It in no way resembles what most people assume it to be - an actual liquid derived from almonds.

"Each half-gallon carton contains very few actual almonds," writes Ryan Gorman for Business Insider. "Evidence shows there may be just over a handful."

After illicitly mandating almond pasteurization, corrupt Almond Board of California now attempting to conceal virtually almond-less nature of commercial "almond milk"

Gorman approached many of the most well-known domestic almond milk brands to learn the precise amount of almonds in an average container of almond "milk." But none of them would spill the beans, instead referring him to the Almond Board of California (ABC), which as you may recall forced California almond growers back in 2007 to pasteurize all their almonds, including those labeled as "raw."

When the ABC referred Gorman back to the almond milk manufacturers who referred him to ABC, he knew that he would have to look elsewhere for answers - in this case to the U.K., where manufacturers are required by law to be more transparent. And what he found, though shocking, is
perhaps not unexpected.

"While the amount of almonds in each brand of the beverage vary, an analysis of UK almond
milk brand Alpro showed that nuts make up just 2 percent of the drink," reports Gorman, noting ABC's admission that "ingredient combinations are pretty similar" between U.K. and U.S.
almond milk products."

Commercial almond milk is a fraud; make your own instead!

What this means is that most commercial almond milk is missing the very ingredient that would make it nutritious - the almonds! What's leftover is nothing more than an impostor product that lacks both protein and bioavailable nutrients, hence the domestic almond industry's reluctance
to be publicly transparent about its contents.

Evidence of this is clear in the contrast between the nutritional value of actual almonds and the nutritional value of commercial almond milk. An average serving of almonds contains about 160 calories, including 14 grams of total fat and 6 grams of protein. An average serving of commercial almond milk, on the other hand, contains only 30 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, and just 1 gram of protein.

Commercial almond milk is also typically loaded with fake nutrients like synthetic vitamin D2, which isn't nearly as bioavailable as vitamin D3, as well as vitamin A palmitate and vitamin E acetate. You might as well just throw a Centrum multivitamin pill into a glass of water and chug it, since it's really no different than a glass of commercial almond milk.

Rather than waste your money on this latest industry scam, why not make your own almond milk at home instead? A handful of forward-thinking coffee and juice shops across the country are already making real homemade almond milk and serving it to their customers, but most are still peddling the fake stuff.

An excellent recipe for highly-nutritious, real almond milk is available at wellnessmama.com

Sources:

http://www.businessinsider.com

http://wellnessmama.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

http://www.businessinsider.com

http://www.alpro.com


About the author:
Ethan Huff is a freelance writer and health enthusiast who loves exploring the vast world of natural foods and health, digging deep to get to the truth. He runs an online health publication of his own at http://wholesomeherald.blogspot.com.

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