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Avena's milk: properties, contraindications, nutritional values and recipe to prepare it at home. All useful information on oat milk.
Among the alternative drinks to milk, that of oats, is proposed with interesting properties. In the world of nutrition, we would do well to call itoat-based drink. Milk is a liquid obtained from the milking of various mammals. Lately we often hear aboutvegetable milk, Avena's milk, soy, almonds ... in these cases we are witnessing a misuse of the term.
It is impossible to compare theAvena's milk(or any other vegetable drink) with thecow milk. Would you ever compare thecow milkwith pear juice? I suppose not ... The words "milk”Is transforming any vegetable drink into a potential substitute for cow's milk! On this page we will talk about the oat drink which only for its appearance resembles the classic milk!
Oat milk, nutritional values and properties
Oats are a cereal belonging to the Graminaceae family, rich in complex carbohydrates, proteins and micronutrients. Due to the presence of folic acid, the Avena's milk, is recommended for pregnant women.
The calories of oat milk vary according to the manufacturer: packaged oat milk can contain from a minimum of 43 to 50 kcal per 100 ml of product. For nutritional values, always rely on the labels displayed on the purchase package because generally what we find on the market is sweetened and / or flavored oat milk.
Often manufacturers can add glutamate or other salts to oat milk. Salt is widely used in the food industry to ensure stability and increase the taste of the product. Furthermore, according to some research, glutamate could generate a sort of addiction guaranteeing the sale of certain products.
Of the oat milk, the are very popularpropertyhypocholesterolizers. In reality, theoats it manages to reduce LDL cholesterol as do all foods that contain β-glucans ... that is, fruits, vegetables and greens. Β-glucans are found in soluble vegetable fibers, which are very abundant especially in fruit.
Oat milk, pros and cons
TheAvena's milkit is sold at a high price, so the purchase cost must certainly be counted among the disadvantages of this drink. Among the advantages, however, we can say that it is an easy product to prepare at home by significantly lowering the price of the drink. With the DIY recipe, oat milk is prepared with around 30 cents per liter.
- It is easy to prepare at home
- Less calories than cow's milk
- Low in fat
- Rich in vitamin E and folic acid
- Hypocholesterolemic effects * (manages to reduce LDL cholesterol)
- Low glycemic index
- Suitable for those who follow a vegan diet
- Suitable for those who are lactose intolerant
- It has a flavor that our palate is not used to.
- Low in calcium.
- The packaged one is enriched with refined sugars.
Even more than 3 - 4 grams of sugar for every 100ml of oat milk.
Oat milk and gluten
Do oats contain gluten? To better answer this question, we call upon the Italian Celiac Association (AIC) which explains:
"Recent experimental evidence and clinical trials have concluded that oats are well tolerated by most celiac subjects. The AIC, based on the precautionary principle, awaits a more accurate definition of the specific characteristics of the types of oats most suitable for the gluten-free diet, in order to be able to recommend their consumption to celiacs. "
Oat milk has no particularitiescontraindications. It can be easily inserted in the context of a varied and well balanced diet. It can be used as a drink to use at the end of a workout, for breakfast or as a snack.
Oat milk, which one to choose and where to buy it
Oat milk can be found in the most well-stocked supermarkets or by taking advantage of online purchases. Among the products on the market we suggest you choose one with a low salt content, without added sugars and made from organic oats.
For completeness we point out the Matt oat drink with its nutritional values, per 100 ml of product:
- Calories: 43 kcal
- Fat: 1 g
-of which saturated fatty acids 0.1 g
-of which monounsaturated fatty acids 0.3 g
-of which polyunsaturated fatty acids 0,6 g
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
of which sugars, glucose and maltose, 2.9 g
- Fiber: 0.8 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Salt: 0.1 g
Oat milk, recipe
Thehomemade oat milkit tastes completely different from what we find on the market. Homemade oat milk has a more pungent smell (characteristic of oats) and can be flavored with vanilla beans.
For the complete recipe:homemade oat milk